Tuesday, 21 April 2009

BlueBEAR in Birmingham

This morning I was at the University of Birmingham attending their Birmingham Environment for Academic Research (BEAR) User Forum. Organised by Paul Hatton who is Service Manager for the University BEAR environment, these user forums bring together users of Birminghams BlueBEAR resource.

The NGS were co-sponsor of the meeting along with Microsoft and David Wallom, Technical Director of the NGS, kicked off proceedings by giving the first presentation on the NGS. Also giving presentations were representatives from NAG, the new STFC Hartree Centre, Microsoft, IBM, Clustervision and the BEAR User Group.

It was a good meeting with some very interesting talks and a lot of good discussion over lunch.
Birmingham is a NGS affiliate and currently contributes resources from two of its clusters in the Particle Physics group. It is hoped that the Blue Bear cluster will soon contribute resources to the NGS.

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