Dr Gavin Pringle
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:
- ARCHER: Member of the Computational Science and Engineering support team.
- CESM: Porting and maintaining the Community Earth System Model on ARCHER.
- Porting and profiling the MIT General Circulation Model on behalf of the British Antarctic Survey.
- Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe looking at Mitsubishi's current simulations, with a view to introduce OpenFOAM into their workflow, and considering the future of CFD packages over the next 30 years.
- SSI: Working with the Software Sustainability Institute, providing statistical support in a software jobs database.
- PRACE: Member and coordinator of the PRACE User Documentation Editorial Panel, and member of the Tier-1 Distributed Extreme Computing Initiative (DECI) team.
- AWE: Introduced OpenMP to key F90/MPI 2D benchmarking code, Chimaera2.
- VASP dCSE: Profiling with a view to optimising by introducing OpenMP to VASP, a F90/MPI materials/chemistry code.
- OpenFOAM: Maintaining OpenFOAM on HECToR.
- HPC-Europa2: Contact and Host for visitors to EPCC under this transnational Access Visitor Programme.