Posted: 12 Dec 2013 | 11:54
EPCC was recently successful in its joint bid with Informatics for an EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Pervasive Parallelism. The Centre aims to develop research leaders with deep knowledge and awareness across the parallelism spectrum. To support this, it will support about 10 fully-funded, four-year studentships each year over the next 5 years. The majority will be based in Informatics, but we expect 1 or 2 per year to be available at EPCC.
Posted: 2 Dec 2013 | 10:13
In this short video 'Research in a nutshell: HPC', I describe my investigations into how high performance computing can be used to go beyond the limits of theory and experiment in many fields of scientific research.
Also in this series, you can watch Prof. Arthur Trew's Computational Science video where he explains the use of computers to simulate systems that are too large, too fast, too slow, or perhaps just too expensive to experiment on.
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.
Posted: 28 Nov 2013 | 10:00
My colleague Mike Jackson recently posted about the DiRAC driving test. DiRAC is the UK's integrated supercomputing facility for theoretical modelling and HPC-based research in particle physics, astronomy and cosmology and is used by numerous researchers with diverse backgrounds. Whilst much of their work is very different, one commonality is that it often requires in-depth technical and software engineering techniques. The idea of the driving test was therefore to ensure that all users have the required knowledge for effective use of the consortium’s machines.
Posted: 21 Nov 2013 | 16:24
In a previous post I introduced the European Exascale Software Initiative (EESI) Co-design deliverable in which EPCC is a joint task leader. We are looking to understand exactly what different people mean by the co-design term, what can be done to encourage and promote co-design and - specifically for exascale - how institutions might apply it to successfully deliver the HPC services of tomorrow.
Posted: 21 Nov 2013 | 11:05
If you have read any of my previous blogs, you will know that I have an interest in the lack of women working in the field of HPC and Physics. Last week I was lucky to be able to attend the third international Gender Summit in Washington DC, which aims to address, discuss and share ideas on how to improve the participation of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Posted: 21 Nov 2013 | 09:31
Posted: 19 Nov 2013 | 06:35
Today I attended the "First International Workshop on Energy Efficient Supercomputing (E2SC)"
It was really interesting (and confidence boosting) to find that what we are trying to do in the Adept project is similar in approach to that done by other research labs. The talks could be divided into two categories: modelling the effect of system parameters (such as cache) on energy and performance efficiency; and methods for measuring energy consumption.