EPCC at British Science Festival 2013

Author: Iain Bethune
Posted: 2 Aug 2013 | 12:19

BSF 2013 Newcastle 7-12 Sept 2013

The programme for the British Science Festival 2013 in Newcastle has now been released and EPCC is running two events this year.The first is an exhibition booth in the Discovery Science Centre on Saturday 7th September, where we will be showing off a range of HPC demos including the Virtual Paleontology 'Dinosaur Racing' game currently being developed by one of our PRACE Summer of HPC students, as well as some other new ideas developed during Innovative Learning Week on our MSc, and of course a range of  HPC hardware old and new.

The second event is a talk I'll be giving about the PrimeGrid project, an extremely popular volunteer computing project which may discover the next world-record-sized prime number. The talk will be at 1.30pm on Saturday 7th September in the Fine Art Building of Newcastle University and will cover some of the history and mathematics of searching for large prime numbers. It will also show the audience how they can use their computer to become part of the search.

If it's anything like last year's BSF, it's sure to be a great event! If you plan to go, please do come along either to our exhibition or the talk. Hope to see you there!

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