ARCHER News

Tuesday 23rd May 2017

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Information for the users of the supercomputing facilities at ARCHER
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PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) is a Research Infrastructure that allows researchers from across Europe to apply for time on high-performance computers from a series of hosting nations via a central peer review process.

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PRACE Preparatory Access Call
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Preparatory access is intended for testing and developing codes in order to prepare applications for PRACE Tier-0 project access. In particular, we would like to draw your attention to the Preparatory Access Type C and Type D which includes code development with support from PRACE experts. Type C provides direct access to a Tier-0 system. Type D offers users to start the optimisation work on a PRACE Tier-1 national system to finally reach PRACE Tier-0 system scalability.

Further information is given on the PRACE web page.

The Preparatory Access Call is a rolling call, researchers can apply for access all year. There are no closing dates, proposals for Type C and Type D will be reviewed every third month.

The next cut-off date is June 1st, 2017.

ARCHER invites all interested scientists, whose projects fit the criteria of the PRACE call to submit their projects. The criteria for the PRACE Calls as well as complete information on the PRACE machines, how to apply and on the PRACE peer review process can be found on the website mentioned above.


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 including the draft timetable.

Upcoming Maintenance

There will be a full ARCHER maintenance session on Wednesday 24th May 2017 from 0900 - 1700 (BST). Further details on ARCHER Maintenance sesisons can be found on the ARCHER status page.

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...