Supercomputers: a Computer Weekly sponsored lecture

Computer Weekly is sponsoring a lecture at the House of Lords on 18th of April by Hans Werner Meuer, Europe’s leading expert on high performance computing.

Professor Meuer is Chair of the International Supercomputer Conference, held in Germany, each year, and is the co-founder of the influential TOP 500 Supercomputer list.

The lecture has attracted IT professionals from major supercomputer centres in the UK, the UK government, and Japan.

Plans for the first UK supercomputing conference are expected to be announced at the event along with the creation of a special interest group in supercomputers at the British Computer Society (BCS).

There are a number of places for the event for Computer Weekly readers. More details below.

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The 2nd Lorraine King Memorial Lecture

will be given by


Professor Dr Hans Werner Meuer, University of Mannheim and Chair, the International Supercomputer Conference 2012


The House of Lords

Committee Room G on Wednesday 18th April at 1900


Professor Meuer is Chair of the International Supercomputer Conference, and is Europe’s foremost expert on Supercomputers

He has grown the ISC, held in Germany annually, from less than 100 delegates to over 2,500 last year. With Jack Dongerra

he helped to devise the TOP 500 Supercomputer list published twice annually.


The event is hosted by Professor the Lord Laird of Artuigarvan, a former computer programmer and sponsored by

Kevin Cahill FBCS.CITP and Computer Weekly   


It is hoped that the first UK supercomputer conference will be announced at the event and that the Supercomputing Specialist Group of the

BCS will be formed.


Places are very limited and will only be offered on a first come first served basis. Entry is by ticket only and is free.

Booking .Please contact Kevin Cahill e mail;  [email protected] to book, (Mob 07787176706) enclosing your full postal address.