Michael's Bio

Michael explaining parallel programming to schoolchildren at STEM/MoSI outreach event. HEC ran a hands-on morning session

Michael's CV (April 2019)

Michael is the inaugural founder of High End Compute, having worked at The University of Manchester (UoM) for nearly 20 years supporting and researching in to parallel paradigms on a variety of hardware including INMOS Transputer, a variety of GPUs, Intel Xeon Phi, Cray T3E, SGI Origin and the Raspberry Pi. Michael has researched and personally supported, OpenMP, MPI, OpenCL, CUDA, FORTRAN, C, C++ languages (and hybrid mixes of these) and worked on tools to automate parallelism. Michael also authored UoM's latest "Environmental Sustainability Plan for ICT 2015-2020". Outside the work confines, Michael has undertaken outreach (STEM) events at MSI Manchester (Manchester Museum of Science & Industry) and has initiated developments for principles for #greenerCompute such as helping to network the Who's Who of Energy Efficient Compute

Michael is also

Recent Publications


  • UK Environmental Hero (2009/2010)
  • Journal "Environmental Modelling & Software " gave 2008 Best Paper award for “Development and illustrative outputs of the Community Integrated Assessment System (CIAS), a multi-institutional modular integrated assessment approach for modelling climate change”. Your paper was selected by the Editors, with support from the Board members, as the best paper published in EMS in 2008 under the 'Decision Support' category.(Copy of certificate)
  • CMAS Community Code Hero (2005/2006): At the fifth annual CMAS conference, October 2006, I was awarded, as acknowledge of "significant contributions", the Community Modeling and Analysis (CMAS) Award "to recognize your outstanding achievements in advancing and promoting the ideals of the community modelling paradigm".

Experience & Employment

  • Organising committee: EMiT2016, EMiT2015 & instigator of University GPU Club; member of University General Assembly
  • Research in the Energy Efficient Compting Group (pt 2016 ongoing), Hartree Centre, STFC
  • Research Apps Manager (2014-2016), Research Software Engineer (2014), Snr Research Apps & Collaboration Consultant (2008-2014), IT Services, The University of Manchester
  • PDRA in Atmospheric Science (2004-2008) & in Centre for Novel Computing (2000-2004), The University of Manchester
  • HPC Apps Support (1998-1999), CSAR & The University of Manchester


  • Prince2 Practioner; ITIL v3 Foundation; Green IT Foundation
  • PhD - transputers and numerical linear algebra
  • MSc - maths & computing
  • BSc - physics

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