June 2014

SPRINT v1.0.6 released! OpenMPI and R V3 compatible

Author: Terry Sloan
Posted: 30 Jun 2014 | 13:30
EPCC and the Division of Pathway Medicine at the University of Edinburgh have released version 1.0.6 of the SPRINT R software package. This is compatible with R Version 3 and now supports OpenMPI as well as MPICH.

STEM Ambassadors at EPCC

Author: Alistair Grant
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | 10:21

What is a STEM Ambassador?

This is a UK-wide scheme to encourage young people to take up STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects. A STEM Ambassador is someone who works in a STEM-related field and has an enthusiasm for talking about and demonstrating their work to young people to inspire them to take up STEM-related subjects. STEM Ambassadors are all volunteers who join the programme to share their knowledge and appreciation of the subjects they work in.

EPCC wins HPC Innovation Excellence Award

Author: Adrian Jackson
Posted: 24 Jun 2014 | 14:10

Electrostatic potential fluctuations in an annular region at mid-radius in the MAST tokamak, from a gyrokinetic simulation of the saturated turbulence using the GS2 code. A wedge of plasma has been removed from the visualisation so as to view the nature of the fluctuations inside the annulus.EPCC is delighted to be part of a team that has won an HPC Innovation Excellence Award. Presented at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC14) in Leipzig (22-26 June 2014), the awards recognise outstanding application of HPC Computing for Business and Scientific Achievements.

Distributed computing: Fed4FIRE-GENI Research Experiment Summit

Author: Mark Sawyer
Posted: 20 Jun 2014 | 15:40





The Fed4FIRE project and GENI (Global Environment for Network Innovations) are holding a Research Experiment Summit on 7th-11th July in Ghent, Belgium, with the aim of providing participants with opportunities to learn and use the various resources and tools available in the Fed4FIRE and GENI environments.

Our new MSc industry projects programme

Author: Mario Antonioletti
Posted: 19 Jun 2014 | 16:08


While EPCC has always encouraged its MSc students to undertake real-world industry projects, we’ve never actually had a formal industry projects programme in place. Well, that’s all changed!


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