Training and education

ISC13: Meet the Edinburgh Student Cluster Challenge team

Author: Xu Guo
Posted: 19 Jun 2013 | 12:30

The EPCC MSc Student Cluster Challenge team were interviewed on the first day of the competiton at ISC'13. Also check out their Facebook page

HECToR/Cray XC30 courses next week

Author: David Henty
Posted: 19 Jun 2013 | 12:13

Cray Advanced Tools Workshop

As part of our PRACE Advanced Training Centre (PATC) programme, EPCC is hosting a "Cray Advanced Tools Workshop" in JCMB on 26-27 June using HECToR as the platform. If you are interested in attending see the event page on the PRACE website.

PATC Computational Chemistry Spring School @ CSC Helsinki

Author: Arno Proeme
Posted: 20 May 2013 | 17:43

The CSC (IT Center for Science) in Helsinki could be said to be EPCC's equivalent in Finland, at least when it comes to the provision and support of high-performance computing services to academia and industry.

Software Carpentry @ Oxford DTC

Author: Mario Antonioletti
Posted: 14 May 2013 | 09:35

Wearing my Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) hat I participated as an instructor in a Software Carpentry bootcamp that took place on the 9th and 10th of May in Oxford. The bootcamp was organised by Jonathan Cooper and targeted at researchers involved in the Oxford Doctoral Training Centre. Shoaib Sufi from the SSI was the other instructor at this event. The three of us taught about 30 attendees from various disciplines studying for DPhils (this being Oxford) as well as some Postdocs, giving them some basic computing skills that we hope will make their research more productive.

Don't forget the people - a fractured training landscape

Author: Simon Hettrick
Posted: 24 Apr 2013 | 11:43

In his keynote address at the EGI Community Forum, Peter Coveney described the need to combat the fragmentation of e-Infrastructure. Unlike other talks I have seen on this subject, Peter’s focus went beyond the hardware "it’s not just the tin and iron boxes but the software and - most importantly - the people". It is the human capital, the well informed and correctly trained researchers, that we need to make the most of e-Infrastructure.

Innovative Learning Week 2013

Author: Mark Filipiak
Posted: 23 Apr 2013 | 10:45

For one week in February, the University of Edinburgh suspends traditional lectures, tutorials, and labs and supports a programme of alternative learning activities: Innovative Learning Week.

EPCC runs the MSc in High Performance Computing (HPC), teaching students the tools and techniques they require to program modern parallel computers.  During Innovative Learning Week, students from the MSc in HPC took part in three activities: developing an exhibit to explain HPC concepts to 7-12 year old children, writing a mobile app for learning numbers in Japanese, and building small computing clusters out of scrap (and not so scrap) computing hardware.

MSc guest lecture podcasts now available

Author: Iain Bethune
Posted: 19 Apr 2013 | 14:08

Podcast audio and slides taken from the EPCC MSc 2013 Guest Lecture series are now available for download  from: 

BitBucketing MSc students

Author: Mario Antonioletti
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 | 16:11

Based on previous experience of supervising MSc students and inspired by the Software Carpentry boot camp sessions I attended as a helper in Edinburgh and Newcastle, I thought I would insist that the MSc students that I am supervising this year should use a third party private source code repository for their code, meeting minutes, project report and project presentation and anything else that might be of relevance.

Software Carpentry highlights at the EGI Forum

Author: Mike Jackson
Posted: 16 Apr 2013 | 10:58

At last week's EGI Forum, I delivered a day of Software Carpentry boot camp "highlights" as part of The Software Sustainability Institute's training activities. These were taster sessions drawn from Software Carpentry's highly successful

MSc Virtual Open Day

Author: Fiona Reid
Posted: 12 Apr 2013 | 10:06

On 11th April we held a virtual open day for prospective students for our MSc in High Performance Computing. These open days give an opportunity to find out more about both EPCC and the MSc, the taught courses, the projects, how to apply and any other aspect of studying with us at EPCC. The sessions are online and use a virtual space which enables you to chat (via audio or text) with us. 

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