September 2021

Data security audits success

Author: Anne Whiting
Posted: 28 Sep 2021 | 10:10

ISO logoI am delighted to announce that EPCC has passed its recent ISO 9001 quality external audit and ISO 27001 information security re-certification external audits. We have also been informed that we have passed our external audit for the Digital Economy Act for the National Safe Haven, to continue as an approved data processor.

Meet our Advanced Computing Facility interns

Author: Tracy Peet
Posted: 21 Sep 2021 | 11:58

Scott Gordon 

I started a work placement with EPCC in August 2021. I currently work full-time at the Advanced Computing Facility (ACF) alongside studying at Napier University where I’m pursuing a degree in Cybersecurity & Forensics.

In my short time so far with EPCC I have assisted with a large variety of things, such as helping to diagnose hardware faults with servers, network migrations, and general day-to-day datacentre operations. As I interact with contractors and engineers on-site I have also picked up bits and pieces about HVAC, having witnessed (and been incredibly impressed with) the sheer scale of the infrastructure required to cool and power the ACF and what’s contained inside.

Webinar: Containers for high performance computing

Author: Gavin Pringle
Posted: 17 Sep 2021 | 14:13

The next e-Seminar from CompBioMed will take place on the 6th of October at 14:00 BST. Michael Bareford, EPCC, University of Edinburgh, will introduce the principles behind using containers for high performance computing.

Research software now easy to cite on GitHub

Author: Jacalyn Laird
Posted: 15 Sep 2021 | 15:47

Researchers can now easily cite the software they use with GitHub’s new built-in citation support, giving proper credit and recognition to those who develop research software.

Researchers can now get the recommended citation for software on GitHub, through its support for the Citation File Format (CFF). If a code repository contains a CITATION.cff file, GitHub will provide the citation ready to use in a publication. Two other tools have announced support for CITATION.cff files: Zenodo will import the information automatically for a software release, and Zotero will add the software citation to a researcher’s reference collection.

From HPC-Europa3 to Huawei Programming Languages Research Laboratory

Author: Catherine Inglis
Posted: 9 Sep 2021 | 16:45

Marcos Maroñas was an HPC-Europa3 visitor in 2019, when he was a PhD student at Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC). Marcos has now completed his PhD and recently relocated to Edinburgh – in the middle of the pandemic – to take up a new job. Here Marcos tells us how his career has developed.

Marcos Maroñas with view of Edinburgh behind

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