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PRACE Industrial Seminar 2013

Author: Paul Graham
Posted: 10 Apr 2013 | 10:20

Next week sees the fifth PRACE seminar for industry users being held at Bad Boll, near Stuttgart in Germany.

The seminar targets industrial users of HPC, who will have an opportunity to learn how PRACE resources, expertise, education and training can contribute to their business success. The seminar will act as a forum to develop or strengthen links with CEOs, CTOs, CIOs and R&D managers coming from large corporations and SMEs, as well as Independent Software Vendors. 

EASC2013: Solving Software Challenges for Exascale

Author: Lorna Smith
Posted: 9 Apr 2013 | 10:35

Today, April 9th 2013, sees the first day of the EASC2013 conference. Over 130 delegetes have registered for this conference, which aims to bring together those involved in solving the software challenges associated with programming exascale systems. 

Why are website redesigns such a challenge?

Author: Mark Parsons
Posted: 8 Apr 2013 | 16:01

Welcome to the new EPCC blog – a source of what we hope will be regular musings on the activities and challenges that make an HPC centre tick.

If you’re viewing this page then the redesigned EPCC website has finally gone live. A huge sigh of relief will be heard across EPCC as the stream of nagging emails asking for rewritten content and images reduces for the first time in months.

Collaborations Workshop 2013

Author: Mario Antonioletti
Posted: 27 Mar 2013 | 13:02

This year's Collaboration Workshop, organised by the Software Sutainability Institute, was held in the dreamy spires of Oxford. In particular Merton College, Oxford which turned out to be an apt setting for this kind of thing. 

Merton College at dusk.

Supercomputers at school

Author: Eilidh Troup
Posted: 22 Mar 2013 | 14:56

National Science and Engineering Week 2013 saw a gang of four from EPCC and Cray head to St Peters RC Primary School in Edinburgh. The group was introducing some ideas and activities about supercomputers and what they are used for. The group, Jo, Jason, Eilidh and Alistair were talking and interacting with the primary 5, 6 and 7 classes.

Data sans frontieres

Author: Rob Baxter
Posted: 21 Mar 2013 | 16:32

Monday 18th March, a chilly day in Gothenburg, Sweden, and the formal launch of the Research Data Alliance. With keynotes from EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes, Australian Ambassador to the EU Duncan Lewis and NSF Director of Computer and Information Science and Engineering Farnam Jahanian this was a significant event, and indication of the importance that policy makers and funders are now attaching to the management of, and access to, research data worldwide.

EPCC team enters the ISC’13 Student Cluster Challenge

Author: Xu Guo
Posted: 21 Mar 2013 | 14:06

[The article was contributed by the EPCC Student Cluster Challenge competition team.]

The Student Cluster Challenge at ISC (International Supercomputing Conference) is a competition where student teams from around the world build clusters competing against each other to achieve the maximum performance whilst remaining within a strict power limit of 3kW. Cluster performance will be assessed by the HPCC  (HPC Challenge) benchmark suite and a set of real world benchmarks.  

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