Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | 14:42
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | 15:52
As well as helping out with our drop-in workshop at the British Science Festival in early September, I also had the chance to give a talk as part of the Festival's public lecture programme. Over 75 people turned out early on Sunday morning to hear 'Seventeen or Bust: Solving hard mathematical problems with your help!', where I explained how the PrimeGrid project is working on a solution to Sierpinski's conjecture, a fifty-year-old unsolved problem in Number Theory, as well as finding record-sized prime numbers in the process.
Posted: 9 Sep 2014 | 09:53
Posted: 5 Sep 2014 | 19:50
I spent a couple of days last week at Imperial College's Department of Chemistry running a 2-day training course on CP2K. The course was hosted by NSCCS - the National Service for Computational Chemistry Software, and ARCHER - the National HPC Service we manage here in Edinburgh.
I've blogged before about the CP2K-UK project, a direct result of EPSRC's recognition of the growing community of CP2K users in the UK. Currently around £25,000 worth of CPU time is used per month on ARCHER for CP2K calculations, so it is important that users have access to the latest information on how to make the best use of the code.
Posted: 28 Aug 2014 | 10:44
Yesterday members of EPCC collectively undertook the ice bucket challenge. Ten of us (Toni Collis, Mark Sawyer, Eilidh Troup, Arno Proeme, Nick Johnson, Fiona Reid,Maciej Olchowik, Terry Sloan, Andy Turner, Mario Antonioletti) participated in this event. You can witness their pain below:
Up to this point we have raised £181.50 for a number of charities.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | 17:37
Last month EPCC added a new supercomputer to its portfolio. Working in collaboration with the Digital Health Institute Scotland we have acquired the SGI UV2000 system. Unlike many of our existing HPC resources, Ultra (as it’s known by the DNS name) is not a cluster, there is just one Linux operating system controlling all 512 computing cores and 8TB of memory. This offers many advantages to the researchers and opens up new possibilities - suddenly we can run a large code without complex parallelisation!
Posted: 16 Jul 2014 | 18:47
Posted: 1 Jul 2014 | 14:35
This post was written by TeamEPCC, four MSc in HPC students who achieved the highest-ever LINPACK score in the Student Cluster Competition at ISC14.
In the photo (left to right): Chenhui Quan, Konstantinos Mouzakitis, Emmanouil Farsarakis (Manos) and Georgios Iniatis.
Posted: 24 Jun 2014 | 14:10
Posted: 28 May 2014 | 16:28
We have recently agreed a new collaboration with Intel.