Viking Cluster Launch

Thursday 14 February • Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, Campus West

The era of Viking has begun! This event will celebrate the launch of the University's new high performance compute (HPC) cluster, 'Viking', which promises to empower researchers at York in achieving new heights of research excellence. Featuring talks from a range of disciplines, the event is free, open to all and requires no prior knowledge.

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2.00pm Viking Launch Introduction Prof Deborah Smith, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research
2.10pm Introduction for Conrad Wolfram Heidi Fraser-Krauss, Deputy Registrar
2.15pm Cutting Edge Large-Scale Computation Conrad Wolfram
2.50pm Introduction for Prof Sophia Ananiadou Heidi Fraser-Krauss
2.55pm From Text to Knowldge: Bridging the Gap Prof Sophia Ananiadou
3.30pm Introduction for Prof Carla Molteni Heidi Fraser-Krauss
3.35pm Modelling Complex Systems in Atomic Detail: From Materials Science to Biology Prof Carla Molteni
4.10pm Closing remarks Heidi Fraser-Krauss

The talks will be followed by a reception at 4.20pm in the Berrick Saul Treehouse, which will feature refreshments and stalls from our Viking partners, DELL, AWS and ALCES.

About the speakers

  • Conrad Wolfram is CEO of Wolfram Research Europe, and will be joining us remotely to present his work on cutting edge large-scale computation.
  • Professor Sophia Ananiadou is a Computer Scientist at the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (University of Manchester).
  • Professor Carla Molteni works in Biological Physics and Soft Matter at King's College London. 

Venue and directions

The launch event will take place in the Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, Campus West.

We recommend using public transport to reach campus. The 66 bus from the city centre stops at the Field Lane car park, close to the venue. Pay and display car parking is available, but very limited. See our maps and direction pages for more information.