Tuesday 28th August 2018

ARCHER and Tier 2 RAP call now open

We are please to inform you that the EPSRC Autumn 2018 ARCHER and Tier 2 RAP calls are now open:


Tier 2 -

Both calls have a closing date of 09 October 2018 at 16:00.

ARCHER Image and Video Competition 2018

The ARCHER Image and Video Competition is open now, with your chance to win prizes of £150 for each of:

  • Best Image
  • Best Video
  • Best entry from an Early-career researcher

Plus a bonus prize of £100 for the best overall entry from the above three winners.

Show us how you demonstrate "ARCHER Enabling Research".

Full details and entry form at

Closing date : 16th September 2018

Parallel Design Patterns

University of Oxford, 6-8 Nov 2018

We are pleased to announce a new training course, Parallel Design Patterns:

If you were given a serial problem, conceptually, how would you go about splitting it up into many different parts that could run concurrently on the latest parallel computers?

The good news is that you don't need to reinvent the wheel. Instead, there are many different approaches (called parallel patterns) that have been developed by the community and can be used in a variety of situations. These patterns apply equally well regardless of whether your problem is computational or data-driven.

Understanding and being able to apply these patterns also helps in getting to grips with existing parallel codes and optimising poorly performing computation and data codes. Whilst the lectures take a top down approach, focusing on the patterns themselves, the practical exercises give the opportunity to explore the concepts by implementing pattern-based solutions to problems using common HPC technologies.

Patterns are described on an abstract level and we will also discuss enhancements that can be made to improve performance/scalability but at the cost of code complexity. Practical implementations of these patterns are explored in depth in the hands-on exercises.

Full details and registration at

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Registration open now

  • Shared-Memory Programming with OpenMP, Imperial College London, 13-14 Sept 2018
  • Scientific Programming with Python, Durham, 17-18 Sept 2018
  • Data Carpentry, Swansea, 20-21 Sept 2018

Full details and registration at