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The National Safe Haven for research using unconsented NHS data

Author: Ally Hume
Posted: 21 Nov 2017 | 16:10

NHS Scotland allows research using routinely collected, unconsented patient data. Additionally, these data can be linked to social data such as education. The research this enables can have an enormous public benefit but the use of these data must be managed very carefully to safeguard privacy and maintain public trust and support.

​EPCC is responsible for building, supporting and hosting the infrastructure of the National Safe Haven, and we continue to develop the infrastructure and software to further enhance the service.

HPC-Europa EC-funded research visits: apply now!

Author: Catherine Inglis
Posted: 16 Nov 2017 | 16:00

The interdisciplinary HPC-Europa programme, which provides access to some of Europe’s top HPC facilities, is now running again.

The programme pays travel and living costs for short collaborative research visits to a scientific host in another country. Applications can be submitted at any time, with four closing dates per year.

Supercomputing MOOC: it’s massive!

Author: David Henty
Posted: 15 Nov 2017 | 11:20

Our Supercomputing MOOC is for anyone interested in leading-edge computing technology, supercomputers or the role that computer simulation takes in science and engineering. There is no requirement to write computer programmes. The next 5-week run will begin on January 15 2018.

Celebration of new and enhanced international research opportunities in Computational Science, Royal Geographical Society, London

Author: Lorna Smith
Posted: 14 Nov 2017 | 11:42

Group photo of winning researchersEPCC, the University of Edinburgh, and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) recently ran a Best Use of ARCHER competition to facilitate early-career researchers, who are all either PhD candidates or postdoctoral researchers, to build and develop their international network. ARCHER and EPSRC both recognise the importance of enabling young researchers to build their personal network to help build collaborations and skills.

A busy time at SC17

Author: Nick Brown
Posted: 14 Nov 2017 | 04:14

I am at SC 17 in Denver this week and having a really busy (but fun) time, giving some talks and catching up with people in the HPC community.

The Message Passing Interface: On the Road to MPI 4.0 and Beyond (SC17 event)

Author: Daniel Holmes
Posted: 8 Nov 2017 | 10:23

This year’s MPI Birds-of-a-Feather meeting at SC17 will be held on Wednesday 15th November. I’ll be talking about the Sessions proposal – and explaining why it’s no longer called Sessions!

Spoiler: the working group has been looking at how Teams might interact with Endpoints.

Deep Learning at scale: SC17 talk

Author: Daniel Holmes
Posted: 8 Nov 2017 | 10:13

Are you interested in using machine learning for something big enough to need supercomputing resources?

Have you worked on, or with, one of the Deep Learning frameworks, like TensorFlow or Caffe?

Are you just curious about the state-of-the-art at the crossover between AI and HPC?

GRADnet "Moving Forward for 2nd Year PGRs"

Author: Mike Jackson
Posted: 7 Nov 2017 | 11:13

In October I attended GRADnet's "Moving Forward for 2nd Year PGRs" day in London for physics post-graduates, and ran two sessions on "Writing better software to research".

SEPnet, the South East Physics Network, is a consortium of universities in the south east of England. It promotes excellence in physics in both academia and industry via research, collaboration, training, and outreach. GRADnet is SEPnet's collaborative graduate school which provides professional skills training to PhD students.

GRADnet's "Moving Forward for 2nd Year PGRs" day offered attendees a choice of 5 sessions both morning and afternoon, on 'Creating impact', 'How to write a successful Fellowship application', 'Research data management', 'Unconscious Bias', and 'Writing better software for research'. Sixty-six students attended the event.

ARCHER Image & Video Competition 2017: Results!

Author: Clair Barrass
Posted: 6 Nov 2017 | 14:29

Thank you to everyone who submitted images and videos to this year's competition. The outstanding range of entries made judging a most enjoyable experience with so many great demonstrations of the important work being done using ARCHER.

MSc industry projects

Author: Ben Morse
Posted: 1 Nov 2017 | 16:10

Did you know that EPCC's MSc programmes in HPC & HPC with Data Science each include a 3-month project with industry?

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