ARCHER News

Tuesday 7th November 2017

ARCHER Image and Video Competition 2017 : Winners announced

We are delighted to announce the winners as follows:

  • Winning Image: Xiaojue Zhu, Physics of Fluids Group, University of Twente for their image "Thermal plumes in thermally driven turbulence"
  • Winning Early Career Entry: Panagiotis Tsoutsanis, Cranfield University, SATM with their video "Supersonic Kelvin-Helmholtz instability simulation"
  • Winning Video and Overall Winner: Dmitry Aleynik and Sam Jones, Scottish Association for Marine Science, Physics Department for their video "West Scotland Coastal Ocean Modelling System (WeStCOMS) - 3D currents animation"

A gallery of all the wonderful images and videos submitted is available to view at http://www.archer.ac.uk/about-archer/news-events/events/image-comp/gallery-2017/ and demonstrates the wide range of important work being carried out with the assistance of ARCHER.

Thanks to the entrants, judges and all involved in making the competition such a great success. We hope you will take a few moments to enjoy looking at the gallery.

Join Women in HPC at SC17

In a little under a weeks time, Women in HPC (WHPC) will be participating in SC17. We are running a range of activities with a careers theme throughout. If you are going to SC17, there is still time to get involved:

Full details on the full list of WHPC activities is available at: https://www.womeninhpc.org/whpc-sc17/

  • Workshop: Diversifying the community

    Sunday 12th November, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm, Room 503-504, Colorado Convention Center

  • PRACE & WHPC SC17 Panel: Diversity on the International Stage

    Tuesday 14th November, 12:00pm - 12:30 pm, Booth 2171, Colorado Convention Center

  • Networking and Careers Cocktail Reception: A celebration of women in high performance computing

    Tuesday 14th November, 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm, The Corner Office, 1401 Curtis Street

    Places are limited, so register soon: https://www.picatic.com/whpc-sc17-networking

  • BoF: Women in HPC: Non-Traditional Paths to HPC and How They Can and Do Enrich the Field

    Wednesday 15th November, 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm, Room 301-303, Colorado Convention Center

  • BoF: Recruitment: How to Build Diverse Teams

    Thursday 16th November, 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm, Room 605, Colorado Convention Center

Performance portability on current and upcoming archictures: Virtual Tutorial POSTPONED - new date tba

Peter Boyle, University of Edinburgh

Peter will discuss performance portable programming used to develop a data parallel structured grid QCD library. Instructions sets targetted include Arm Neon, IBM BlueGene QPX, Intel SSE, AVX, AVX2 and AVX512, and AMD EPYC processors. Performance as high as 30% of peak is obtained through the compiler in single node code.

He will also discuss performance optimisation for current interconnects and in particular the exploitation of dual rail Omnipath for QCD and for machine learning.

Further details, including joining instructions, can be found at: Virtual Tutorials and Webinars

Upcoming Training Opportunities

  • GPU Programming with CUDA 21-22 November 2017 Daresbury
  • Hands-on Introduction to HPC 4-5 December 2017 Alan Turing Institute London
  • Software Carpentry 11-12 December 2017 Imperial College London
  • Advanced OpenMP (in conjuction with INTERTWinE) 12-14 December 2017 Imperial College London
Full details and registration...