Programme for UKRI Cloud Workshop 2022

The workshop was held on March 29th at the Francis Crick Institute in central London.

Registration is now closed.

Programme now includes links to slides – updated 27/04/2022

TimingPlenary / Strand A Sessions
Auditorium 2
Strand B Sessions
Auditorium 1
09:15Registration + teas/coffee
10:25Opening Plenary
Chair: Cristin Merritt
Reaching the cloud – Steven Chapman, University of Bath
Question time
10:55Break – teas/coffee
11:15Session 1a – User Experiences
Chair: Jay DesLauriers
Session 1b – User Experiences
Chair: Cristin Merritt
Transitioning research computing workloads to the cloud: A thematic approach at Cardiff University Tom Green, Cardiff UniversityGlobal Symmetry is important for the detection of abnormality in mammograms Cameron Kyle-Davidson, University of York
On the creation of a secure ‘serverless’ workflow between a Mapbox frontend and a SalesForce backend for the Tekkatho Foundation – Mike Jones, Independent ResearcherCapturing a Moment in the Cloud Workshop: How our perception and use of cloud computing has changed over time – Wil Mayers, Alces Flight
Reducing time-to-science with self-service HPC and AI platforms in the Azimuth portalMatt Pryor, Stack HPCCrawlers, Bots, Flows, Lambdas, Glues and Autopilots: Applying AI and ML to Radiological Sensor Networks for Safety and SecurityPeter Martin, University of Bristol
Question timeQuestion time
12:15Lunch – buffet lunch
13:30Plenary (invited speakers)
Chair: Cristin Merritt
Developing and using the UK Biobank Research Analysis Platform, a large-scale Trusted Research EnvironmentOliver Gray and Przemyslaw Stempor, UK BioBank
CLIMB-COVID: Cloud Infrastructure to Support the UK’s Covid-19 Response Radoslaw Poplawski and Nick Loman, University of Birmingham
Question time
14:15Session 2a – Trusted Research Environments
Chair: David Fergusson
Session 2b – HPC in the Cloud – Applications
Chair: Stig Telfer
TREEHOOSE: Trusted Research Environment and Enclave Hosting Open Original Scientific ExplorationSimon Li, University of DundeeTwins in the Cloud: Simplifying the Deployment of Digital Twins for Manufacturing-as-a-ServiceJay DesLauriers, University of Westminster
Data Safe Haven Classification and Trusted environments in the cloud: extending a Turing Django based application across multiple institutionsRebecca Osselton, Newcastle UniversityAn Introduction to DosNA: Distributed Numpy Arrays for High-performance cloud computingGabryel Mason-Williams, Rosalind Franklin Institute
The Genes And Health TRE in the Google cloudVivek Iyer, Wellcome Sanger InstituteMaintaining versioned 3D digital designs using a hybrid and multi-cloud solutionNiall Kennedy, YellowDog
Question timeQuestion time
15:15Break – teas/coffee
15:35Session 3a HPC in Cloud
Chair: Alex Dibbo
Session 3b Covid & Cloud
Chair: Stephanie Thompson
The PITHIA-NRF e-Science Centre – towards a Cloud-based Platform to support Ionosphere, Thermosphere, and Plasmasphere ResearchTamas Kiss, University of WestminsterSupporting UK Covid-19 surveillance with AWS Step Functions and Fargate at Wellcome Sanger InstituteSam Proctor, Wellcome Sanger Institute
King’s CREATE: a new research computing ecosystem and the journey so farMatt Penn, King’s College LondonLaying the groundwork for discovering the next novel coronavirus – Brendan Bouffler, Amazon Web Services
Ensuring fairer access and reducing obstacles to research in fixed capacity cloudsPaul Browne, University of Cambridge & Pierre Riteau, Stack HPCCloud-based nonequilibrium simulations to investigate regulation and environmental effects in the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein – Sofia Oliveira, University of Bristol
Question timeQuestion time
16:35Reconvene in Auditorium 2 …
16:45Final Plenary
Chair: James Grant
DRI UpdateJustin O’Byrne, UKRI Digital Research Infrastructure
17:05Sum-up, feedback, next steps
17:10Reception – drinks, light refreshments

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