Training and education
Posted: 21 Jun 2021 | 11:13
Through our links with national services, international collaborations and other projects, we deliver a wide range of training courses in high performance computing and data science.
Posted: 21 Apr 2021 | 15:38
The Software Sustainability Institute’s (SSI) Research Software Camp on research accessibility took place from 21 February to 5 March 2021. The Camp focussed on different aspects of research accessibility, ranging from making tools, datasets and software reproducible, open and sustainable, to exploring formats and tools to facilitate and improve accessibility for the disabled. In this post, we will share how we used relevant sections of the SSI Event Organisation Guide to plan, organise, and deliver the Camp.
Posted: 8 Dec 2020 | 14:47
The Software Sustainability Institute’s Collaborations Workshop 2021 (CW21) will take place online from March 30–April 1 2021. Registration is now open!
Posted: 5 Nov 2020 | 11:25
The HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access programme funds short collaborative research visits for computational scientists working in any discipline which can use HPC.
Former HPC-Europa visitors are invited to attend the Transnational Access Meeting (TAM), to present the results of their visits. With approximately 40% of visitors being postgraduates, for many it also provides a supportive environment for their first conference presentation.
Posted: 29 Jun 2020 | 14:38
We currently have applications open for PhD students, starting late 2020/early 2021 depending upon their situation. Four of these have been advertised on findaphd, with the closing date at the end of the month.
In addition to our MSc programmes, EPCC also hosts a number of PhD students who are researching a diverse set of areas: from traditional performance optimisation for HPC, to new data science technologies and novel computing architectures. Supervised by EPCC members of staff and housed in the Bayes, not only do these students benefit from being part of the UK’s leading HPC centre, but they also have access to the wider University’s large range of resources.
Posted: 12 Jun 2020 | 13:43
EPCC is one of nine centres offering HPC-Europa3 visits, along with partners in Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Sweden. The HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access programme offers:
- Access to world-class HPC systems to academic and industrial researchers
- Scientific collaboration with host researchers in any field
- Technical support by the HPC centres
- Travel and living expenses reimbursed.
Over 600 HPC-Europa3 applications have now been approved for visits to collaborate with more than 350 different host researchers in the 9 participating countries. There have been 88 HPC-Europa3 visits to EPCC, by researchers working in 19 different countries. The HPC-Europa3 programme has now been running for three years. Its main focus is its visitor programme, which funds short collaborative research visits in any discipline in which high performance computing can be used.
Posted: 10 Jun 2020 | 13:18
At heart, the ISC Student Cluster Competition (SCC) is about meeting interesting people and learning valuable new skills. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 this year’s competition was forced to be hosted online. As a result, teams now share a remote HPC cluster provided by the National Supercomputing Center (NSCC) Singapore and no longer compete with their own custom-built cluster.
This new format creates many obstacles and difficulties for all teams, the main ones being maintaining effective communication within the team and interacting with other teams and experts. Despite the challenges of remote working, changed rules, and long job execution queues on the shared cluster, our motivation to win remains strong! Here is an update on how TeamEPCC has done so far in the ISC20 SCC.
Posted: 3 Jun 2020 | 13:32
We have seen increasing demand for data analytics skills for large-scale data, and in computation that can scale up. Our MSc programmes in HPC and HPC with Data Science address this demand.
The on-campus MSc programmes in HPC and HPC with Data Science are growing rapidly. With 70 students, the class of 2020 is nearly double the size of 2019’s class.
Posted: 1 Jun 2020 | 14:40
The Edinburgh Carpentries provide researchers with training in basic computing and data skills, even while the country is in lockdown.
Carpentries workshops aim to improve research methods by demonstrating tooling and processes that will make researchers more productive. They also enable researchers to produce more sustainable and reproducible research outputs in alignment with the Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) motto: “Better software, better research”.
Posted: 15 May 2020 | 15:10
Training is one of the functions of the ARCHER2 Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) service, which is run by EPCC and started on May 6th 2020. We are fully committed to providing a rich, diverse programme of training that is responsive to our users' evolving needs. We have therefore designed a programme that addresses the training requirements of users with different needs and level of experience.