Public outreach

The cluster challenge game nears completion

Author: Nick Brown
Posted: 11 Sep 2015 | 11:49

This summer we hosted a PRACE Summer of HPC student, Anna, who has been working with us on an HPC supercomputer cluster challenge game which she previously blogged about here. The idea of this has been to gamify the design of a supercomputer, balancing the desire for advanced components (CPU, memory and accelerators) against budget and power efficiency.

Big Data: What's wrong with HPC?

Author: Adrian Jackson
Posted: 3 Sep 2015 | 17:55

Big Data vs HPC

Whilst I was writing my talk for last week's How to Make Big Data work for your business seminar at Edinburgh BioQuarter, it occurred to me that the way computational simulation codes have evolved over the last 40 years has really been a response to big data issues. 

Cluster Challenge Application sneak peek

Author: Guest blogger
Posted: 21 Aug 2015 | 11:09

Anna Chantzoplaki is working on the project “HPC Cluster Challenge app” with EPCC's Nick Brown and Amy Krause as part of the PRACE Summer of HPC Summer School. This project is developing a public outreach application that will allow participants to design their own computer cluster by choosing components within a fixed budget, configuring them and measuring performance. 

ARCHER Impact Awards Competition 2015

Author: Clair Barrass
Posted: 4 Aug 2015 | 09:24

ARCHER Impact Award 2015

ARCHER Impact Award will recognise and reward researchers working on ARCHER, as individuals or teams, whose work has had substantial impact on the economy and society. The awards will showcase the researchers, their work and the impact of the science that the UK National HPC facility, ARCHER, has enabled.

ARCHER Image Competition 2015: now open

Author: Clair Barrass
Posted: 4 Aug 2015 | 09:19

Following the success of last year's competition, we are again holding the ARCHER Image Competition, which invites all users of the national supercomputing service to share their images on the theme of "ARCHER Enabling Research".

ARCHER Image Competition 2015

Author: Clair Barrass
Posted: 28 Jul 2015 | 09:43

Following on from the very successful inaugural ARCHER Image Competition last year, we will be offering a £250 prize again in 2015 for the image that best displays "ARCHER Enabling Research".

Update... The competition is now open!

Next Generation Computational Modelling Summer School

Author: Adrian Jackson
Posted: 15 Jul 2015 | 15:06

Discussions on computing

Myself and Fiona ReidNGCM - Next Generation Computational Modelling recently presented a 2-day course on porting and optimising for the Xeon Phi at the NGCM (Next Generation Computational Modelling) summer academy in Southampton. 

This one-week academy is designed to give PhD students some of the skills they need to undertake the range of computational simulations and data analysis tasks that their work requires.

I'm a Scientist (and I'm out of there!)

Author: Iain Bethune
Posted: 26 Jun 2015 | 16:44

At the end of last week, I blogged about the I'm a Scientist Get Me Out of Here! event. One week on, the whirlwind of live chats, evictions and answering questions is over.

I'm a scientist, get me out of here!

Author: Iain Bethune
Posted: 19 Jun 2015 | 16:09

I'm a Scientist Logo

This week I've been taking part in I'm a Scientist, Get me out of here, an online event funded by the Wellcome Trust where high school pupils engage in live chats with scientists from around the UK.

EPCC at the Sciennes Primary Summer Science Fair

Author: Mario Antonioletti
Posted: 6 Jun 2015 | 18:42

It appears that summer is not quite the same in Edinburgh as it is for the rest of the world, so on a blustery Saturday Eilidh Troup and I attended the Sciennes Primary School Summery Science Fair. On behalf of STEMNET and EPCC we wanted to show that science, in the particular context of supercomputing, can be fun and by doing so encourage young minds to head in that direction for their future careers.

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