December 2015

Big data, big compute

Author: Rob Baxter
Posted: 17 Dec 2015 | 10:46

Gathering data for their own sake is pointless without the analysis techniques and computing power to process them. But what techniques, and what kind of computing power? The differing nature of data-driven analysis in different fields and areas of application demands a variety of computational approaches. 

Through our current activities in big data at EPCC, we’re aiming to understand how big data and big compute can be brought together to create, well, big value.

Numerical modelling of clouds and atmospheric flows

Author: Guest blogger
Posted: 11 Dec 2015 | 14:39

 

 

 

 

The Met Office/NERC Cloud model (MONC) has been developed in a collaboration between EPCC and the Met Office. MONC delivers a highly scalable and flexible Large Eddy Simulation (LES) model capable of simulating clouds and other turbulent flows at resolutions of tens of metres on very large domains.  

ARCHER eCSE programme

Author: Chris Johnson
Posted: 4 Dec 2015 | 14:13

The ARCHER embedded Computational Science & Engineering programme (eCSE) provides funding for researchers across the UK to work on the development of software running on ARCHER. This can include improving the performance or usability of the software, inserting new functionality, or efforts to improve its long-term sustainability.  

High-performance teamworking

Author: Guest blogger
Posted: 1 Dec 2015 | 10:16

Alex Nigay, a student on our MSc in High Performance Computing, gives an interesting perspective on a Programming Skills course run by EPCC's Mike Jackson.