EPCC returns to New Scientist Live in September!
Posted: 24 Aug 2018 | 13:44
New Scientist Live is running again this year, and for the second time, EPCC will be bringing a stand!
New Scientist Live is a large, interactive science festival, with hundreds of speakers and exhibitors (like us!) from a wide range of disciplines. It's being held at London ExCeL again this year, and will be open to visitors from 20-23 September. As we host the national supercomputing centre, this is a great event for us to promote our work to a wide and engaged audience from all over the country.
Myself, Alistair, Weronika, Oliver, Gordon, and Ben from EPCC will all be there, you can find us on stand 1658 in the exhibition area. As before, the exhibition is divided into five zones: Cosmos, Humans, Earth, Engineering and Technology. Our stand is in the Technology zone, but we'll be able to relate what we're demonstrating to any of the other areas too!
With us, we'll have an XC30 board from inside a Cray supercomputer, and our sorting game to demonstrate the benefits and limitations of parallel programming. And of course our mini-supercomputer Wee Archie will be back, and visitors will be able to run simulations on him. We're also bringing two nearly life-sized images showing what the outside of an ARCHER cabinet looks like, to help us show people how big and impressive these machines actually are. Hands-on, entertaining, and educational activities are at the core of New Scientist Live, and we've tried to incorporate these aims into all the exhibits we're bringing down with us.
If you want to learn about supercomputing in the UK and meet some awesome EPCC staff in the process, then it would be great to see you there!
Jane Kennedy, EPCC