The theme of the event for 2016 was machine learning, a
thread which ran through many of the sessions, panel discussions and
keynote. In total the internationally renowned conference attracted
record attendance figures, reporting a total of 3,092 attendees from 53
Among the vast number of sessions, tutorials and demos
presented across the five-day event were some from our very own Hartree
experts, including our energy efficient computing lead Neil Morgan who presented jointly with Lenovo on the ARM64 research currently taking place as part of the programme.
Sergi Siso, an application performance engineer at STFC, also
contributed to a tutorial on debugging and performance analysis on
native and offload HPC architectures, (such as our own Intel Xeon Phi
and OpenPOWER platform) where he shared some of the expertise he has
gained in through the Hartree Centre’s role as an Intel Parallel
Computing Centre. If that sounds up your street, you can catch a
full-day version of the same tutorial at SC16!
Karen Lee, Head of Impact and Engagement for the Hartree
Centre, who attended the event, said, “This year’s theme of machine
learning is particularly relevant to Hartree. One key feature of our
partnership with IBM is helping businesses to exploit the cognitive and
machine learning capabilities of the IBM Watson platform – such as the cognitive hospital project we are currently undertaking with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.”
“I found the keynote session from Andrew Ng really
interesting,” said Duncan Sime, Business Development Manager for the
Hartree Centre, “Particularly the message that bigger neural networks
and larger amounts of stored data are leading to a step change in
You can catch up with us at future events including TechUK’s Big Data Roadshow, Manchester, UK and SC16, Salt Lake City, USA.