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Outlook good for exascale

Author: Michele Weiland
Posted: 15 Jun 2017 | 11:49

Reaching the exascale has been a focus of the HPC community for several years, and EPCC has been a key player from the beginning.

Better software, better science

Author: Neelofer Banglawala
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. 

HPC-Europa returns!

Author: Catherine Inglis
Posted: 15 Jun 2017 | 11:11

We are delighted to announce the return of the much-loved HPC-Europa Transnational Access visitor programme.

HPC-Europa and its predecessor TRACS together supported more than 850 research visits to EPCC between 1993 and 2012. Over the last few years HPC-Europa has been much missed, judging by the number of former visitors and their colleagues and local host research groups who have contacted us to ask if there will be a new programme.  

Fortissimo Marketplace: Cloud-based HPC for business

Author: Mark Sawyer
Posted: 15 Jun 2017 | 10:57

Europe’s major HPC centres have joined with software vendors and application experts to create the Fortissimo Marketplace, which offers cloud-based HPC services to industry. 

Codeopt Scotland: optimising software for Scottish industry

Author: George Graham
Posted: 15 Jun 2017 | 10:41

The CodeOpt Scotland programme is designed to increase company competitiveness by optimising the performance of business-critical software.

Wee Archie goes to Boston

Author: Nick Brown
Posted: 7 Jun 2017 | 14:24

Nick Brown and Wee Archie, our Raspberry PI mini super-computer, went to Boston in February for the annual American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) meeting. 

Linpack and BLAS on Wee Archie

Author: Gordon Gibb
Posted: 7 Jun 2017 | 11:17

Wee Archie is our mini-supercomputer made from Raspberry Pis, used for public outreach to teach members of the public the concepts of supercomputing. It has been very successful, and as such a second one has been built to keep up with demand! 

X windows and XQuartz on ARCHER

Author: Adrian Jackson
Posted: 30 May 2017 | 11:01

Paraview and ARCHERX Server

Every so often we get an ARCHER query where Paraview isn't working for somebody. As Paraview requires remote window functionality (X Servers) and can also do offscreen rendering and all sorts of other things, it can be complicated to get it working properly and efficiently. 

EPCC returns to Student Cluster Competition at ISC’17

Author: Emmanouil Farsarakis
Posted: 25 May 2017 | 12:10

The Student Cluster Competition is held three times a year, at Supercomputing, ISC High Performance and the Asia Student Supercomputing Challenge. EPCC has taken part in the past with great success and we're returning to the competition at ISC17 with a strong team of students from our MSc in High Performance Computing, and MSc in High Performance Computing with Data Science.

Balancing act: optimise for scaling or efficiency?

Author: Adrian Jackson
Posted: 24 May 2017 | 19:30

When we parallelise and optimise computational simulation codes we always have choices to make. Choices about the type of parallel model to use (distributed memory, shared memory, PGAS, single sided, etc), whether the algorithm used needs to be changed, what parallel functionality to use (loop parallelisation, blocking or non-blocking communications, collective or point-to-point messages, etc).

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