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The cluster challenge game nears completion

Author: Nick Brown
Posted: 11 Sep 2015 | 11:49

This summer we hosted a PRACE Summer of HPC student, Anna, who has been working with us on an HPC supercomputer cluster challenge game which she previously blogged about here. The idea of this has been to gamify the design of a supercomputer, balancing the desire for advanced components (CPU, memory and accelerators) against budget and power efficiency.

And now for something completely different...

Author: Iain Bethune
Posted: 13 Aug 2015 | 14:52

Forth 1 Fringe@Work

As you may know, the Edinburgh Festival is currently in full swing - in fact it's hard to make it across the city centre without stumbling across street artists or perfomers offering tickets for their shows. For the most part, life on the King's Buildings Campus goes on regardless... until our Business Development & Marketing Manager Maureen announced that we'd won the Fringe@Work competition, and Forth 1 Radio and the Gilded Balloon would be bringing a taste of the Festival Fringe direct to JCMB Lecture Theatre A.

ARCHER Impact Awards Competition 2015

Author: Clair Barrass
Posted: 4 Aug 2015 | 09:24

ARCHER Impact Award 2015

ARCHER Impact Award will recognise and reward researchers working on ARCHER, as individuals or teams, whose work has had substantial impact on the economy and society. The awards will showcase the researchers, their work and the impact of the science that the UK National HPC facility, ARCHER, has enabled.

ARCHER Image Competition 2015: now open

Author: Clair Barrass
Posted: 4 Aug 2015 | 09:19

Following the success of last year's competition, we are again holding the ARCHER Image Competition, which invites all users of the national supercomputing service to share their images on the theme of "ARCHER Enabling Research".

ARCHER Image Competition 2015

Author: Clair Barrass
Posted: 28 Jul 2015 | 09:43

Following on from the very successful inaugural ARCHER Image Competition last year, we will be offering a £250 prize again in 2015 for the image that best displays "ARCHER Enabling Research".

Update... The competition is now open!

ParCo Symposium on Xeon Phi experiences

Author: Adrian Jackson
Posted: 20 Jul 2015 | 17:12

ParCo Symposium

Experiences of porting and optimising code for Xeon Phi processors

EPCC is jointly organising a symposium at the ParCo conference on experiences from those working on porting and optimising codes for this architecture about the challenges and successes they have experienced when working with the Xeon Phi, and how these also apply to standard parallel computing hardware.

Next Generation Computational Modelling Summer School

Author: Adrian Jackson
Posted: 15 Jul 2015 | 15:06

Discussions on computing

Myself and Fiona ReidNGCM - Next Generation Computational Modelling recently presented a 2-day course on porting and optimising for the Xeon Phi at the NGCM (Next Generation Computational Modelling) summer academy in Southampton. 

This one-week academy is designed to give PhD students some of the skills they need to undertake the range of computational simulations and data analysis tasks that their work requires.

Agony and ExTASY

Author: Iain Bethune
Posted: 8 Jun 2015 | 16:41

ExTASY project logo

Over 18 months ago, we kicked off the ExTASY project. Our lofty aim was to tackle one of the 'Grand Challenges' of biochemistry - effective sampling of complex biomolecules using Molecular Dynamics to provide a physical understanding of their function and behaviour.

We've won a Bronze Sustainability Award

Author: Nick Johnson
Posted: 24 Apr 2015 | 11:29

As in many previous years, EPCC once again participated in the University's Sustainability Awards this year.

For the first time in about 4 years, I was here (and not in Sweden) for the awards ceremony, so I managed to go along to pick up our award. I am told the wood is from an old church pew.

The lunchtime session was rather nice and held in the

EPCC at the Supercomputing in Engineering Show

Author: George Graham
Posted: 3 Apr 2015 | 14:30

EPCC will be exhibiting at this year’s Supercomputing in Engineering Show at the Derby Roundhouse on the 15th and 16th April. The show is run in parallel with the Engineering Simulation Show and attendance is free, so this is an ideal opportunity for you to come and talk to us about how we can help transform your simulation and modeling activities using High Performance Computing.

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