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ARCHER Impact Awards Competition 2015: winners announced

Author: Clair Barrass
Posted: 10 Nov 2015 | 10:28

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2015 ARCHER Impact Award Competitions.

Cluster Challenge Application sneak peek

Author: Guest blogger
Posted: 21 Aug 2015 | 11:09

Anna Chantzoplaki is working on the project “HPC Cluster Challenge app” with EPCC's Nick Brown and Amy Krause as part of the PRACE Summer of HPC Summer School. This project is developing a public outreach application that will allow participants to design their own computer cluster by choosing components within a fixed budget, configuring them and measuring performance. 

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".

HPCG: benchmarking supercomputers

Author: Adrian Jackson
Posted: 30 Jul 2015 | 14:40

HPCG

The LINPACK library (often known as HPL) has been used to benchmark large-scale computers for over 20 years, with the results being published in the Top500 list. But does it accurately reflect the performance of real applications?

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!

TPLS 2.0 goes live

Author: Iain Bethune
Posted: 25 May 2015 | 11:52

Last week I took part in a Mini-Symposium at the University's School of Engineering to mark the 2.0 release of TPLS, a high-resolution 3D Direct Numerical Simulation code for two-phase flows that we have developed in collaboration with Dr Prash Valluri and Dr. Lennon Ó Náraigh.

VOX-FE GUI developments

Author: Iain Bethune
Posted: 25 Jan 2015 | 15:55

For the last few years, I have had the opportunity to collaborate with Prof. Michael Fagan of the Medical and Biological Engineering group at the University of Hull on the development of his VOX-FE voxel finite-element (FE) bone modelling software. Past projects under EPSRC and HECToR dCSE funding allowed us to improve the scaling of the core solver and implementent parallel I/O, but it has become increasingly apparently that this was papering over the cracks, and a complete re-engineering of the code base would be required to make it portable, scalable and flexible enough to be useable.  

Supercomputer driving tests

Author: Mike Jackson
Posted: 16 Dec 2014 | 11:27

In 2013, the DiRAC consortium rolled out the DiRAC driving licence, a software skills aptitude test for researchers wanting to use DiRAC's high-performance computing resources. Now ARCHER, the UK National Supercomputing Service, is to roll out an ARCHER driving test.

Despite their similar names, these tests differ in nature, intent, scale and reward. In this post, EPCC's Mike JacksonAndrew Turner and Clair Barrass compare and contrast these two supercomputer tests. 

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