ARCHER News

Tuesday 24th July 2018

Science Case for ARCHER 2

EPSRC have recently published the Science Case for ARCHER2 and made it available on their website. It contains a lot of case study material and helps demonstrate that the research run by users on UK HPC infrastructure is important to the UK and UKRI in making the case for future investments.

The Science Case can be found at: epsrc.ukri.org/research/facilities/hpc/intro/.

Virtual Tutorial: Introduction to using Version Control with Git

Wednesday 25th July 2018 15:00 BST Arno Proeme, EPCC

Git is now the most commonly used version control tool for managing the development of scientific software. This webinar will give a practical introduction to using Git, be it to start keeping track of your own code or to contribute to an existing piece of software. We will cover basic concepts and terms, some common workflows, and will look briefly at the functionality of GitHub and GitLab.

Trial change to maintenance schedule

To minimise service disruption and maximise responsiveness to user needs, the service is trialling a move to a weekly at-risk session during working hours rather than the current fortnightly at-risk or full maintenance schedule. At risk sessions can still be converted into full maintenance sessions where strictly required with the appropriate notice and approvals. We will try this approach from July to September and consider making this change permanent if the impact and feedback are positive.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Registration open now

  • Advanced MPI Milton Keynes 30 - 31 July 2018
  • Shared-Memory Programming with OpenMP Imperial College London 13-14 Sept 2018

Full details and registration at http://www.archer.ac.uk/training/index.php