ARCHER News

Tuesday 11th September 2018

ARCHER Webinar : Benefits Realisation

Wednesday 12th September 15:00 BST

Lorna Smith, EPCC

The eCSE programme has allocated funding to the RSE community through a series of regular funding calls over the past four to five years. The programme has funded RSE's from across the UK to develop and enhance software for the UK's National HPC Service, ARCHER and for the wider computational science community. The programme is funded by EPSRC and NERC and understanding and quantifying the benefits of the eCSE programme is key to justifying the expenditure on the programme and to securing future funding.

We have identified a set of benefits associated with the programme and developed procedures to measure and showcase these benefits. One component of this has been to develop a process to measure and quantify the financial return on investment, based on performance improvements to the code and on post project utilisation figures. This form of financial benefit is an important one, forming part of a portfolio of benefits, benefits that include scientific improvements and achievement.

Supercomputing MOOC

Begins 24th Sepetember 2018 and runs for 5 weeks. You can join at any point during the course.

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

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/supercomputing/

BCS Fortran Specialist Group Meeting

10.45 a.m. Thursday 27th September 2018

Wilkes Room 2, BCS London Office,
First Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA

All current Fortran SG members are welcome to attend the AGM. The afternoon presentations are open to all, including non-BCS members.

Attendance is free of charge but please book your place via the Eventbrite site to ensure your admission to the Davidson building and your lunch if you want one.

Full details and booking link : http://www.fortran.bcs.org/2018/agenda18.php

Update of PP nodes

Our systems team will be updating the pp nodes espp1 and espp2 throughout the coming week by taking one node out of service at a time.

This may mean that you may experience a login fail. If you do, please try the other node.

All running jobs will be allowed to complete before a node is taken out so we do not anticipate any impact on user jobs.

We expect to have completed this work by the end of the 14th September. Please contact the helpdesk if you experience any issues.

HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access programme

Collaborative research visits using High Performance Computing

Call for applications: closing dates on 13th September and 15th November 2018

HPC-Europa3 funds research visits for computational scientists in any discipline which can use High Performance Computing (HPC).
Visits can be made to research institutes in Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden or the UK.
UK-based researchers can benefit in two ways: either by visiting a research group elsewhere in Europe, or by hosting a research visitor from another country.

What does HPC-Europa3 provide?

  • Funding for travel, living and accommodation expenses for visits of up to 13 weeks.
  • Access to world-class High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities.
  • Technical support to help you make best use of the HPC systems.
  • Collaborative environment with an expert in your field of research.

Who is the programme open to?

  • Researchers of all levels, from postgraduate to full professors.
  • Researchers from academia or industry.
  • Researchers currently working in a European Union country or Associated State (see http://bit.ly/2PkVsSV for full list of Associated States).
  • Researchers may not visit a group in the country where they currently work.
  • A small number of places are available for researchers working outside these countries ? please contact staff@hpc-europa.org for more information.

How do I apply?

Apply online at http://www.hpc-europa.org

The next closing dates are 13th September and 15th November 2018.
Closing dates are held 4 times per year. Applications can be submitted at any time.
You should receive a decision approximately 6 weeks after the closing date.

For more information and to apply online, visit: http://www.hpc-europa.org/

Follow HPC Europa on Twitter for project news: https://twitter.com/HPCEuropa3

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:

ARCHER - epsrc.ukri.org/funding/calls/archerrapautumn2018/

Tier 2 - epsrc.ukri.org/funding/calls/rapopenaccesstier2autumn2018/

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 www.archer.ac.uk/about-archer/news-events/events/image-comp.

Closing date : 16th September 2018

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Registration open now

  • Shared-Memory Programming with OpenMP, Imperial College London, 13-14 Sept 2018
  • Supercomputing MOOC, Online, Starts 24 Sept 2018 for 5 weeks
  • OpenMP, Online, Wednesday afternoons 13:30 24th October - 14th November
  • Parallel Design Patterns, University of Oxford, 6-8 Nov 2018
  • Message-passing Programming with MPI, Newcastle, 28-30 Nov 2018

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