Lorna Smith's blog
Posted: 9 Nov 2018 | 15:17
We are very pleased to have been accepted as a Women in HPC (WHPC) Chapter, a community-level group that fulfils the WHPC mission locally.
EPCC was one of the founders of WHPC, and the introduction of the Chapter and affiliate pilot programme is a source of pride, particularly as this will allow WHPC knowledge, expertise and activities to be tailored to the needs of local HPC communities.
Posted: 2 Nov 2018 | 23:00
The embedded Computational Science and Engineering (eCSE) programme has allocated funding to the UK computational science community over a period of six years. Integral to ARCHER, the National HPC Service, there has been a series of regular eCSE Calls to fund software development activities.
The last of the Calls has now closed and all funding has been allocated. Although a number of projects are still on-going, this seems a good time to review the benefits of the programme and to see whether its aims have been met.
Posted: 16 Jul 2018 | 11:36
The EU has recently funded a significant number of new projects to continue to drive forward Europe’s readiness for the transition to exascale computing. As a result EPCC will add another three projects to its portfolio of exascale activities.
Posted: 30 Jan 2018 | 14:22
The ARCHER service has been developing an open community where expertise and knowledge can be shared. It is designed to be inclusive and to engage with users of all HPC services in the UK: ARCHER, Tier-2 and University-level systems. There are a number of ways you can get involved...
Celebration of new and enhanced international research opportunities in Computational Science, Royal Geographical Society, LondonAuthor: Lorna Smith
Posted: 14 Nov 2017 | 11:42
EPCC, 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.
Posted: 15 Mar 2016 | 21:12
Day 2 of the Big Bang Fair and the second day of the build. The event starts tomorrow morning and today was about finishing off the build and ensuring all the demos were tweaked for the show. Having arrived late last night, I avoided most of the heavy build on Day 1 – Mario, Alistair and Mirren had obviously had a long day putting things together.
Posted: 25 Apr 2014 | 08:51
How does the national supercomputing service compare with two boys aged 5 and 6?
Lorna Smith (ARCHER Computational Science & Engineering Deputy Director) gave the answers during her talk at the Women in HPC launch.
Posted: 11 Apr 2013 | 12:34
Posted: 10 Apr 2013 | 16:40
Day 2 of the EASC2013 conference in Edinburgh.
There has been a series of interesting and diverse talks today, with parallel sessions covering topics such as tools for exascale, preparing applications for exascale and the I/O challenges. Disruptive technologies has been a theme in many talks and discussions, a theme started yesterday with Iain Duff's talk on disruptive technologies within the EESI-2 project.
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.