Dr Michael Bareford
I joined EPCC in August 2014 so that I could follow my interest in using HPC for scientific research.
Any remaining time is spent doing computational science research, such as investigating the benefits of using one-sided communications and exploring the suitability of FPGA devices for HPC workloads. In my time at EPCC, I have contributed to the ExaFLOW and NEXTGenIO projects. The former concerned the need to prepare CFD codes for the move to exascale platforms; this work involved the in-depth profiling of the Nektar++ code using a variety of profiling tools such as CrayPat, Score-P and Arm MAP.
My background is in theoretical solar physics: I held a postdoctoral research position at St Andrews University for a number of years, working on magnetohydrodynamic simulations of the solar corona, the outer atmosphere of the Sun.
Outside of work, I enjoy running and have competed in many hill races and long distance events such as the Cape Wrath Marathon and the Pentland Skyline.