Tuesday 20th June 2017


As you are aware, EPSRC is seeking views on HPC provision to replace the current ARCHER service. Please take a few minutes to complete the Survey.

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

A reminder that 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.

Bursaries are available to cover reasonable travel and accommodation costs.

Webinar: Version Control,Arno Proeme, EPCC
Wednesday 19th July 1500 BST

Version control tools such as Git and SVN allow us to track changes made over time to files like source code and scripts, including by different people, and to merge these changes in a systematic way. They are therefore an invaluable tool for software development and related workflows. This virtual tutorial will explain the main models underlying a wide range of version control tools and will illustrate these through live demonstrations using Git and SVN.

This tutorial should prove useful to researchers already using a version control tool but uncertain of the underlying model and therefore occasionally unsure of what the tool is doing or how to get it to do what they want, as well as to researchers who are trying to decide which version control tool to choose to use in the first place to fit their needs. It should also be of interest to those who are simply trying to get a better general understanding of version control systems.

Further details can be found at: Virtual Tutorials and Webinars

Supercomputing MOOC

Supercomputing MOOC: from 28th August

Join this free, introductory 5-week online course developed under PRACE. Discover how supercomputers work and the breakthroughs they enable.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

  • Scientific Computing 7th, 14th & 21st June 2017 Edinburgh and Online
  • ARCHER Champions 26th - 27th June 2017 STFC, Daresbury
  • Shared-Memory Programming with OpenMP 1st - 2nd August 2017 Oxford
  • Supercomputing MOOC starts 28th August 2017 Online
  • ARCHER Summer School 2017
    • Hands-on Introduction to HPC 10th - 11th July 2017 Edinburgh
    • Message-passing Programming with MPI 12th - 14th July 2017 Edinburgh
    Full details and registration...