Tuesday 3rd July 2018

Reminder - ARCHER Embedded CSE Call - Open Now

We are very pleased to announce that the 13th ARCHER embedded CSE (eCSE) call is now open and proposals are invited up to the deadline of 4pm (UK time) on Tuesday 17th July 2018. Embedded CSE (eCSE) support provides funding for the ARCHER user community to develop software in a sustainable manner for running on ARCHER and future UK Tier-1 services.

More details of how to apply are available by following the link to the eCSE calls page from here: This also includes details of the application and review process, assessment criteria eligibility, etc.

The 13th eCSE call opened on: 5th June 2018

Deadline for proposals: 1600 BST on Tuesday 17th July 2018.

Proposals received after the deadline cannot be accepted. More information is available from the ARCHER helpdesk (

Note to Users: Machine Usage at Weekends

Based on our analysis of ARCHER usage patterns, we have noticed recently that more of the machine is available at weekends. If you have jobs you would like to run, we would recommend scheduling these to begin on a Thursday or Friday, to take advantage of this drop. These jobs are likely to be processed more quickly than those submitted at other times during the week.

HPC Carpentry

25-26 July 2018, Leeds

This course is aimed at researchers who have little or no experience of using high performance or high throughput computing but are interested to learn how it could help their research, how they could use it and how it provides additional performance. You need to have previous experience working with the Unix Shell. For a brief introduction to bash, you can refer to the Software Carpentry material available online. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.

After completing this course, participants will:

  • Understand motivations for using HPC in research
  • Understand how HPC systems are put together to achieve performance and how they differ from desktops/laptops
  • Know how to connect to remote HPC systems and transfer data
  • Know how to use a scheduler to work on a shared system
  • Be able to use software modules to access different HPC software
  • Be able to work effectively on a remote shared resource

Full details at

Registration open now.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Registration open now

  • Advanced OpenMP Cambridge 17 - 19 July 2018
  • HPC Carpentry Leeds 25 - 26 July 2018
  • Advanced MPI Milton Keynes 30 - 31 July 2018

Full details and registration at