ARCHER News

Tuesday 26th March 2019

EPSRC HPC Impact Survey

The consultancy London Economics has prepared a survey to be completed by the users (academic and industrial) of EPSRC's investments in HPC over the last decade. This includes both users of the funded hardware and also beneficiaries of any HPC associated software investments (such as for training or software development).

We would like to ask you to complete this survey as soon as possible:
http://surveys.londoneconomics.co.uk/s/3F0IM/

The data collected will be used to support the case for additional funding in the area, potentially as soon as in the spending review expected within the next year. It is crucial that we are able to provide evidence that our past investments in this area have been extremely beneficial to substantiate our argument that this will continue to be the case in the future.

Job-level reporting of I/O use available in SAFE

Through a collaboration between the ARCHER CSE team at EPCC and the Cray Centre of Excellence for ARCHER we are pleased to be able to tell you that per-job I/O data is now available through the ARCHER SAFE. You can use SAFE to query your I/O use using the online report at:

https://www.archer.ac.uk/safe/TransitionServlet/ReportTemplate/IOUserReportPublic

The report will provide you with an overview of your jobs' I/O activity in the period selected and also the I/O data for individual jobs run within the selected period. This information should be useful to you in planning your HPC work and gaining a better understanding of the I/O characteristics of your work on ARCHER.

This is our first pass at making this data accessible to users and we would really value your feedback on whether this is useful to you or not and any ideas you have on how we could present the data in a more useful way. Please send any suggestions or comments to the ARCHER helpdesk: support@archer.ac.uk

EPSRC Spring 2019 RAP calls now open

EPSRC Spring 2019 RAP calls for both ARCHER and Tier2 are now open

Both calls have a closing date of 4pm on 11th April 2019 for the Technical Assessment form.

Both calls have a closing date of 4pm on 25th April 2019 for final submission.

Performance Analysis Workshop

Wednesday 24th - Friday 26th April 2019 at University of Bristol

This hands-on course covers the use of a range of modern tools designed to help you understand and improve the performance of parallel programs. Attendees are encouraged to bring along their own applications, and coaching will be available to help you analyse your own programs which may suggest opportunities for improving performance and scalability.

Practicals can be undertaken on Isambard, the new ARM-based Cray Tier-2 system, or on the ARCHER national supercomputer. Accounts will be provided for all attendees.

Full details and registration : https://events.prace-ri.eu/event/867/

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Registration open now

  • Threaded programming, Southamption, 2-4 April 2019
  • Message-passing Programming with MPI, Southampton, 24-26 April 2019
  • Performance Analysis Workshop, Bristol, 24-26 April 2019
  • Introduction to Code_Saturne Manchester 19-20 June 2019
  • ARCHER Summer School 2019
    • Hands-on Introduction to HPC, EPCC, Edinburgh, 15-16 July 2019
    • Message-passing Programming with MPI, EPCC, Edinburgh, 17-19 July 2019

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