Posted: 19 Jun 2018 | 18:39
“There is not a moment to lose” – I don’t know if you have ever read any of the Aubrey-Maturin books by the late Patrick O’Brian, set at the turn of the eighteenth to nineteenth centuries and describing life in the Royal Navy. Even if you have only flicked through one of the books, you will probably have picked up an almost constant sense of urgency (a realistic representation of what pervaded the Navy at that time) in the books, much to the annoyance of the decidedly un-Navy-like Dr Maturin!
Considering the modern pace of change I think this sentiment is truer today, especially in scientific fields, than it has ever been before. Certainly from my perspective there is an urgency to try and push forward the state-of-the-art in HPC and share it, before other people’s activities supersede my work. However, I think this same sense of urgency also applies to other, non-technical, aspects of our community. Diversity is a prime example here and, whilst there are some excellent initiatives being adopted by the likes of the SuperComputing (SC) and ISC conferences, we still have a long way to go.
Posted: 16 Apr 2018 | 16:04
Mats Simmermacher on his recent visit to Edinburgh through the HPC-Europa3 programme.
I am a theoretical chemist from the Technical University of Denmark near Copenhagen and I recently visited EPCC under the HPC-Europa3 transnational access programme. I was hosted by Dr Adam Kirrander at the University of Edinburgh's School of Chemistry.
Posted: 31 Mar 2018 | 19:16
For the third year running a group of us from EPCC attended the Big Bang Fair (BBF) at the NEC in Birmingham through the ARCHER Outreach programme. BBF provides an excellent opportunity to show a wide range of young people what supercomputing is about and encourage them to adopt careers in STEM-based subjects.
We are writing our activities up to encourage others to try doing supercomputing outreach and show that you do not need fancy equipment. For more information see the ARCHER's Ambassador pack or GitHub where we develop these. We enourage you to feedback or collaborate with us.
Posted: 13 Mar 2018 | 11:04
Posted: 7 Mar 2018 | 17:27
Posted: 31 Jan 2018 | 10:50
Dr Elsa Gonsiorowski is visiting EPCC from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California, this week. Dr Gonsiorowski is working closely with EPCC's David Henty on various parallel I/O research topics. In this post she introduces her work.
Posted: 6 Nov 2017 | 14:29
Thank you to everyone who submitted images and videos to this year's competition. The outstanding range of entries made judging a most enjoyable experience with so many great demonstrations of the important work being done using ARCHER.
Posted: 5 Sep 2017 | 12:00
UPDATE: Submission deadline extended to 15 October 2017.
We are pleased to announce the ARCHER Image and Video Competition 2017, and we invite all users of the national supercomputing service to share their images and videos on the theme of "ARCHER Enabling Research".
Posted: 26 Jun 2017 | 12:10
Posted: 15 Jun 2017 | 11:28
Several times a year, UK researchers can apply to the ARCHER Embedded Computational Science and Engineering (eCSE) programme which funds the development and improvement of scientific software running on ARCHER, the UK’s national HPC service.