Paul GrahamSoftware Architect at EPCC, Coordinator of the PRACE SHAPE (SME HPC Adoption Programme in Europe) initiative
Paul Graham is a Software Architect at EPCC at the University of Edinburgh, and is the coordinator of SHAPE (SME HPC Adoption Programme in Europe), a pan-European programme that promotes High Performance Computing adoption by SMEs (small to medium sized enterprises), supported as part of the PRACE initiative.
Paul graduated in 1995 with a BSc (Hons) in Computational Physics from Edinburgh University, and then went to work at the ICI Wilton Research & Technology Centre in Middlesbrough as a member of their Computer Modelling Team. Paul subsequently joined EPCC in 1998, and in the years since has worked on a broad range of projects, principally with industrial and commercial partners, as both project manager and technical lead. Technical highlights include data mining for a national bank, software performance optimisation for Rolls Royce, parallelisation of electro-magnetic modelling code for the oil industry, modelling virtual musical instruments using GPUs, and many projects with local SMEs, enabling the technology transfer of EPCC's High Performance Computing expertise.