Tuesday 9th May 2017

Tomorrow's Webinar : Performance analysis on ARCHER using CrayPAT - a case study with live demos : Wednesday 10th May 1500 BST

Gordon Gibb, EPCC.

Profiling tools are extremely useful in understanding where a program is spending its time, which is an essential part of any performance optimisation exercise. In this webinar we will explain how profilers work, and look in detail at CrayPat which is the tool designed specifically for Cray systems such as ARCHER. How to use CrayPat in practice will be explained using live demos on a representative parallel program.

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ARCHER Champions : 26th-27th June 2017, Hartree Centre

The next meeting of ARCHER Champions will be held from lunchtime on Monday 26th June to lunchtime on Tuesday 27th June at Hartree Centre STFC, Daresbury.

Registrations are now open for the workshop and further details can be found on the Champions website


Reminder: Best Use of ARCHER Competition

Win one of ten £3,000 awards for travel between UK and US.
Submission deadline: 18th May

Funded by EPSRC: EPSRC Logo

The Best Use of ARCHER Competition will recognise the best work on ARCHER by post-doctoral and PhD student researchers.

This competition aims to promote and encourage interactions, networking and collaboration between HPC centres, individuals or groups in the UK and USA. The focus is on enabling new collaborations to occur and encouraging PhD students and post-doctoral researchers to showcase their science and scientific impact.

Best Use of ARCHER Competition

Full competition details and entry form...

Women in HPC workshop at ISC 2017, Thursday 22 June 2017, Frankfurt, Germany

Early bird registration closes tomorrow: Wednesday 10th May 2017

The sixth international Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) workshop, hosted by ISC 2017, Frankfurt, Germany, will once again bring together the HPC community to discuss the importance of increasing diversity in the workplace.

This workshop will discuss two themes:

  • Skills to thrive in an HPC career, including speed networking, hints and tips for public speaking, effective workplace communication and taking your next career step.
  • Improving diversity in the workplace, including sessions for leaders, managers and hirers on how to successfully address discrimination in the workplace, the benefits of professional networks and mentoring and how to identify the roadblocks facing those in underrepresented groups.

Everyone is welcome to WHPC's events.

Don't forget to register by the EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: 10 MAY 2017

The Research Software Engineer (RSE) Community needs your help with their campaign for RSEs (i.e. software experts who work in academia).

Last year's survey [1] allowed us to prove that software experts make a huge contribution to research, but often go unacknowledged and are paid less than their research counterparts. To continue our success with this campaign, we need to track how the community evolves over time, so please complete our survey:

Link to Survey

It takes around 15 minutes and all demographic questions are non-mandatory.

It would be very helpful if you could forward this email to any software experts you know who work in academia, or anyone who employs software experts in academia.

[1]: RSE State of the Nation Report 2017, page 21.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

  • Scientific Computing 31st May, 7th, 14th & 21st June 2017 Edinburgh and Online
  • ARCHER Champions Monday 26th - Tuesday 27th June 2017 Hartree, Daresbury Laboratory, STFC
  • ARCHER Summer School 2017
    • Hands-on Introduction to HPC 10-11 July 2017 Edinburgh
    • Message-passing Programming with MPI 12-14 July 2017 Edinburgh
  • Shared-Memory Programming with OpenMP 1-2 Aug 2017 Oxford
Full details and registration...