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SPARKS Talk Piques Interest of UWI Mona Academics

Last Friday, October 4, 2019 saw academics from the UWI Mona campus gather for a 'knowledge sharing' session on the university's supercomputer known as S.P.A.R.K.S. which stands for Scientific Platform for Applied Research and Knowledge Sharing. It is the English Speaking Caribbean's only High Performance Computing Cluster (HPCC), commissioned under a grant by the Inter-American Development Bank, through the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR), Jamaica; and is the handiwork of a team of professionals which included members of the Faculty of Science and Technology. The agenda moderated by Dr. Tannecia Stephenson, Head of the Department of Physics (where the event was held) featured Dr. Gunjan Mansingh from the Department of Computing, Mr. Christopher Muir from Mona Information Technology Services (MITS), and user of the world-class service, Mr. Jayaka Campbell. The audience which filled the room, comprised primarily of university colleagues across varying faculties, thereby indicating a strong level of interest in and demand for the unique service.



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