Tuesday 19th December 2017

Reservations on ARCHER

A reminder that jobs which fall outside the limits for normal jobs on ARCHER because e.g. they need to run over more than 48 hours may be accommodated via a reservation.

Information about how to request a reservation and the charges, lead time requirements and restrictions are available on our website at

PASC18 - Call for Submissions

The Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing (PASC) is pleased to announce that submissions are open for the PASC18 Conference, co-sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Submissions are invited for papers, minisymposia and poster presentations. PASC18 will be held from July 02 to 04, 2018, at the Congress Center Basel, Switzerland (.


PASC18 is the fifth edition of the PASC Conference series, an international platform for the exchange of competences in scientific computing and computational science, with a strong focus on methods, tools, algorithms, application challenges, and novel techniques and usage of high performance computing. The theme of PASC18 is Fast and Big Data, Fast and Big Computation, emphasizing our vision of the close coupling of data and computation. Exposing and expressing massive and irregular parallelism in computational problems are key challenges for exploiting the massive and heterogeneous parallelism available in current, and expected in future, HPC systems, as well as to find new ways of generating scientific insight from data and models. Through its rich and interactive program, PASC18 aims to highlight the computational approaches that computational scientists, computer scientists, and practitioners employ today and will employ over the next decades to address these challenges.


PASC18 welcomes submissions for minisymposium, paper, and poster contributions that demonstrate innovative research in scientific computing related to the following scientific domains:

  • Chemistry and Materials
  • Life Sciences
  • Physics
  • Climate and Weather
  • Solid Earth Dynamics
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
  • Emerging Applications Domains (e.g. Social Sciences, Finance,…)

Upcoming Submission Deadlines

  • Minisymposia: November 26, 2017
  • Papers: January 19, 2018
  • Posters: February 4, 2018

Full Call for Submissions

Further details are available on the conference website.

CP2K User Meeting 2018

CP2K ( is a freely available program for atomistic simulation of condensed phase systems using various levels of theory, from classical pair-potentials to Density Functional Theory and post-HF corrections (MP2, RPA, GW).

The next edition of the annual CP2K User Meeting will take place in Lincoln on Friday 12th of January 2018. As usual we will have a mixture of application talks and updates on some of the latest features available in CP2K. This year’s keynote speaker will be Prof. Jorge Kohanoff from Queen’s University Belfast.

Travel funding is available for UK academics - please submit an estimate of your costs when you register. Of course others are welcome to attend, although you will have to cover your own travel costs.

Registration is open until the end of December 2017 - register here.

Supercomputing MOOC

Begins 15th January 2018.

Discover how supercomputers work and the real-life scientific breakthroughs made possible by today's computer simulations.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Registration will open early in 2018

  • Message-Passing programming with MPI Starting Wednesday 31st January 2018 Online over four Wednesday afternoons
  • Data Analytics with HPC Belfast 28 February - 1 March 2018
  • Efficient Parallel IO on ARCHER Cambridge February / March 2018
  • Porting and Optimisation Workshop Oxford 8 March 2018
  • Threaded Programming Southampton 20 - 22 March 2018
  • Scientific Programming with Python ATI London April 2018
  • Message-Passing programming with MPI Southampton 11 - 13 April 2018
  • Object-Oriented programming for HPC Daresbury Q1 2018
  • Software Carpentry Leicester Q1 2018
  • Hands-on Introduction to HPC Edinburgh Feb/Mar 2018

Full details and registration at