Training

ARCHER: the next national HPC service for academic research

Author: Andy Turner
Posted: 29 Nov 2013 | 11:00

ARCHER (Advanced Research Computing High End Resource) is the next national HPC service for academic research. The service comprises a number of components: accommodation provided by the University of Edinburgh; hardware by Cray; systems support by EPCC and Daresbury Laboratory; and user and computational science and engineering support by EPCC.

Software Carpentry Boot Camp: 3-4 December, Edinburgh

Author: Mike Jackson
Posted: 2 Oct 2013 | 14:07

EPCC is hosting a Software Carpentry boot camp on 3-4 December 2013. The boot camp is designed to teach software development skills to researchers, helping them to do more in less time and with less pain.

"What Makes Good Code Good?" at INTECOL13

Author: Mike Jackson
Posted: 26 Aug 2013 | 10:21

London Docklands

I ran the latest instalment of The Software Sustainability Institute's "What Makes Good Code Good" discussions at INTECOL13 in London's Docklands on 21st August.

I attended at the invitation of Matthew Smith from the BES Computational Ecology Specialist Interest Group and Microsoft Research, and Greg Wilson from Software Carpentry. I'd expected about 20 attendees and was pleasantly surprised (nay, stunned) when about 100 turned up. 

DiRAC driving test ready to roll

Author: Mike Jackson
Posted: 25 Jul 2013 | 10:44

Since June 2012, The Software Sustainability Institute and Software Carpentry have been working with the DiRAC consortium to develop a "driving test" or basic software skills aptitude test. The test is now ready to be rolled out across DiRAC, the UK's integrated supercomputing facility for theoretical modelling and HPC-based research in particle physics, astronomy and cosmology.

PRACE Summer of HPC Students@EPCC

Author: Irina Nazarova
Posted: 22 Jul 2013 | 10:16
 
The 24 PRACE Summer of HPC (SoHPC) students have now completed their training here at EPCC. Four of the students will be hosted by us until the end of August - you can read about them below.

The SoHPC programme offers undergraduate and junior postgraduate university students the opportunity to spend two months of the summer at an HPC centre in a PRACE partner country. Students undertake a visualisation project, which is based on the outcomes of PRACE technical work or other work using PRACE resources.

Software Carpentry in Bath

Author: Mike Jackson
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | 07:35

This week I was in Bath to lead a Software Carpentry boot camp organised by Software Sustainability Institute fellow, Alex Chartier. I was joined by Chris Woods from the University of Bristol, who made his instructor debut. The SSI fellow Manchester fellow, Michael Croucher, also came along to help out.

PRACE Summer of HPC: Celebrating the end of lessons at Alien Rock

Author: Guest blogger
Posted: 10 Jul 2013 | 10:38

The PRACE Summer of HPC is a placement programme for undergraduate and postgraduate students. This post was written by Nicolas Cuello, one of the students who attended the training week here at EPCC. 

After a hard-working day of OpenMP, we decided to do some “extreme” sport. The SoHPC climbing team (see pic) was formed by Vojtech, Lukas and me (Nicolas). We decided to go to a gym recommended by Nix called Alien Rock. The particularity of this place is that the wall is inside a church, something which is very unusual.

The Software Sustainability Institute at INTECOL13

Author: Mike Jackson
Posted: 8 Jul 2013 | 07:55

On 21st August 2013, The Software Sustainability Institute will be attending INTECOL13 in London's Docklands. The 11th International Congress of Ecology, hosted by the British Ecological Society and INTECOL, is one of the world's premier conferences for ecologists. At the invitation of Matthew Smith of the BES Computational Ecology Specialist Interest Group and Microsoft Research, and Greg Wilson of Software Carpentry, we've both a talk and a session. INTECOL13 logo

Workshop for e-Infrastructure trainers

Author: Simon Hettrick
Posted: 5 Jul 2013 | 15:37

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If you have an interest in training researchers to use computing, software or data, you should attend the workshop for e-Infrastructure trainers on 14 August.

PRACE Summer of HPC

Author: David Henty
Posted: 2 Jul 2013 | 16:12

Twenty four students from all over Europe are just embarking on the PRACE Summer of HPC. Before splitting up and heading off to 10 different European HPC centres to spend two months working on their HPC projects, they are all gathered together here at EPCC to do an intensive week's HPC training as part of the PRACE Advanced Training Centre programme.

Here they are resplendent in their SoHPC T-shirts ...

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