EMIT - Emerging Technology Conference 2014

Posted by a.hay on 20 February 2014 - 12:28pm

Computational hardware is changing rapidly. Two decades ago, all we needed to know was the speed of upcoming hardware, not its form or the state of its software frameworks. This is no longer true with new and novel highly parallel computing architectures being unveiled all the time.

This flux forces significant questions about re-coding and future proofing existing scientific software. The term emerging technology is beginning to be used to describe this continual state of hardware change. Unique in its aims and scope, this event will bring together experts to examine how to best take advantage of the changing landscape of computer hardware and overcome research barriers for fields such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD), computational mechanics, life sciences, and financial modelling.

The EMiT (emerging technology) conference will cover two key areas. The first of these is Aims, where the latest trends in hardware development for novel computing are identified, alongside how best to exploit emerging tech by focussing on new techniques and their application and transfer to other research areas. Themes will cover the latest develoments in scientific computing, such as CFD, computational mechanics, multiscale, computational finance, life sciences, atmospheric science and big data analysis.

The inaugural EMiT Event is planned for Friday 11th April 2014 at The University of Manchester. For further information and to register for this event please visit the main EMiT site.