ARCHER Software Carpentry boot camp and Introduction to Scientific Programming in Python

Author: Mike Jackson
Posted: 30 May 2014 | 15:03

ARCHER, the UK's new national supercomputing service, offers training in software development and high-performance computing to scientists and researchers across the UK. As part of our training service EPCC is running a three-day Software Carpentry boot camp and Introduction to Scientific Programming in Python at Cranfield University, UK, on 21-23 July.

Software Carpentry boot camps help researchers become more productive by teaching software development skills that enable more to be done in less time, and with less pain. We will cover skills including version control, task automation, good programming practice and automated testing. These are skills that, in an ideal world, researchers would master before tacking anything with "cloud" or "peta" or "HPC" in their name, skills that enable researchers to optimise their time and provide them with a secure basis to optimise and parallelise their code.

Our Introduction to Scientific Programming in Python, will provide an introduction to Python on ARCHER. We will discuss Python's capabilities for scientific computing, in particular the Cython, mpi4py, NumPy, SciPy and matplotlib Python libraries. We will also show how to interface Python with C and Fortran codes.

For more information, and to register, please visit the ARCHER training page.

This course is being run by EPCC, as part of the ARCHER service, and Cranfield University. The course is a collaboration with EPCC's PRACE Advanced Training Centre (PATC), and Software Carpentry, a Mozilla Science Lab initiative. EPCC's ARCHER team plans to run two further boot camps elsewhere in the UK later this year.

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Mike Jackson, EPCC