HPC Scientific Advisory Committee
The HPC Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) represents the High Performance Computing user base and ensures that ARCHER meets the current and future needs of the research community. The SAC comments on progress reports by the service providers from a user perspective and inputs user requirements to the SMB.
- To recommend activities to the Strategic Management Board to improve and/or add value to the user experience of the service
- To comment on the performance of CSE and SP concerning the user experience of ARCHER and provide recommendations to the Strategic Management Board
- To review (where appropriate) the outputs of other Research Council HPC groups/committees and suggest courses of action to the Strategic Management Board
- To monitor ARCHER's scientific impact on the UK HPC landscape and help developing the scientific case for future national HPC investments.
Membership and Composition
In order to work towards the above objectives, it is necessary to ensure input from the user communities of the partner research councils. We aim to achieve a balanced membership from research consortia, independent users, centres for doctoral training and industry.
|Chair (EPSRC user representative)||Hans Fangohr|
|Vice-chair (NERC user representative)||John Brodholt|
|EPSRC user representative||Charles Laughton|
|EPSRC user representative||Paul Sherwood|
|EPSRC user representative||Gerard Gorman|
|EPSRC user representative||Matt Probert|
|EPSRC user representative||Sam French|
|NERC user representative||Grenville Lister|
|International HPC user representative||Martin Bertzins|
|Service Provision technical representative (UoE HPCx Ltd)||Liz Sim|
|CSE director (UoE HPCx Ltd)||Alan Simpson|
|Cray CoE representative||Jason Beech-Brandt|
|EPSRC Research Infrastructure Lead||Susan Morrell|
|ARCHER Service manager||Michele Erat|
|ARCHER Contract Manager||Edward Clarke|
|NERC representative||Frances Collingborn|