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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. 

At the EASC last day

Author: Adrian Jackson
Posted: 11 Apr 2013 | 14:18

It's the last session of the EASC conference and we still have 80-90 people in attendence, which is fantastic. We're all very pleased that over 130 people came and contributed to this event, it's great to see the demand for a discussion forum for Exascale research and issues.

Keep your eye on the EASC2013 website (http://www.easc2013.org.uk), because we will shortly be putting up the slides from the keynotes, which we've also been filming and will put online (providing the videos are of sufficient quality).

EASC2013 - The final day

Author: Lorna Smith
Posted: 11 Apr 2013 | 12:34

After an enjoyable meal at the HUB last night, the last day of the EASC2013 conference began with a keynote speak from George Mozdzynski, from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF).

EASC2013: Day 2

Author: Lorna Smith
Posted: 10 Apr 2013 | 16:40

Day 2 of the EASC2013 conference in Edinburgh.

There has been a series of interesting and diverse talks today, with parallel sessions covering topics such as tools for exascale, preparing applications for exascale and the I/O challenges. Disruptive technologies has been a theme in many talks and discussions, a theme started yesterday with Iain Duff's talk on disruptive technologies within the EESI-2 project.

PRACE Industrial Seminar 2013

Author: Paul Graham
Posted: 10 Apr 2013 | 10:20

Next week sees the fifth PRACE seminar for industry users being held at Bad Boll, near Stuttgart in Germany.

The seminar targets industrial users of HPC, who will have an opportunity to learn how PRACE resources, expertise, education and training can contribute to their business success. The seminar will act as a forum to develop or strengthen links with CEOs, CTOs, CIOs and R&D managers coming from large corporations and SMEs, as well as Independent Software Vendors. 

EASC2013: Solving Software Challenges for Exascale

Author: Lorna Smith
Posted: 9 Apr 2013 | 10:35

Today, April 9th 2013, sees the first day of the EASC2013 conference. Over 130 delegetes have registered for this conference, which aims to bring together those involved in solving the software challenges associated with programming exascale systems. 

Why are website redesigns such a challenge?

Author: Mark Parsons
Posted: 8 Apr 2013 | 16:01

Welcome to the new EPCC blog – a source of what we hope will be regular musings on the activities and challenges that make an HPC centre tick.

If you’re viewing this page then the redesigned EPCC website has finally gone live. A huge sigh of relief will be heard across EPCC as the stream of nagging emails asking for rewritten content and images reduces for the first time in months.

Collaborations Workshop 2013

Author: Mario Antonioletti
Posted: 27 Mar 2013 | 13:02

This year's Collaboration Workshop, organised by the Software Sutainability Institute, was held in the dreamy spires of Oxford. In particular Merton College, Oxford which turned out to be an apt setting for this kind of thing. 

Merton College at dusk.

Supercomputers at school

Author: Eilidh Troup
Posted: 22 Mar 2013 | 14:56

National Science and Engineering Week 2013 saw a gang of four from EPCC and Cray head to St Peters RC Primary School in Edinburgh. The group was introducing some ideas and activities about supercomputers and what they are used for. The group, Jo, Jason, Eilidh and Alistair were talking and interacting with the primary 5, 6 and 7 classes.

Data sans frontieres

Author: Rob Baxter
Posted: 21 Mar 2013 | 16:32

Monday 18th March, a chilly day in Gothenburg, Sweden, and the formal launch of the Research Data Alliance. With keynotes from EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes, Australian Ambassador to the EU Duncan Lewis and NSF Director of Computer and Information Science and Engineering Farnam Jahanian this was a significant event, and indication of the importance that policy makers and funders are now attaching to the management of, and access to, research data worldwide.

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