Dr Gavin Pringle

Dr Gavin
Applications Consultant
+44 (0) 131 650 6709


I graduated from Napier Polytechnic with BSc Hons(i) in Mathematics with Engineering Technology. I then went on to receive a PhD from Napier University, with Edinburgh University and the University of California at Berkeley as cooperating institutions.

I worked as a post-doc at Napier for 4 years, researching the nature of numerical nature of turbulent fluid flow over a sphere. Pseudo-particle methods are used, namely Vortex Methods, which removes the problems of meshes, such as grid-drain. I employed a hand-rolled parallel O(N) N-body solver.

Hobbies: I enjoy the arts and travelling, and I play bass in The Decades. Sports include badminton and swimming.

I joined EPCC in April, 1997. Currently, I am involved with the following projects.

  • CompBioMed: Work Package Leader for WP4: Innovation and Sustainability, organiser of its Innovation Advisory Board, and lecturer of "Rough Guide to HPC for Medics".
  • Fortissimo: Helpdesk Manager and Operator, supporting our users on Cirrus, and an active member of the Fortissimo TWG for OpenFOAM.
  • Cirrus: Supporting Commercial Users of Cirrus as both a normal HPC service and a Cloud HPC service.

Past projects include: