Tuesday 23rd April 2019

User mailing options

Following on from the UKRI Announcement on ARCHER2, first published last week, we would like to remind users that updates in the coming weeks and months will be shared via the usual ARCHER mailings.

There are currently three mailing list options available to users of ARCHER:

  • The Major Announcements mailings will contain information on major service upgrades and future plans. This option is enabled for all users by default.
  • The Service News mailings will contain information on training courses, newsletters, events, and other general announcements. This option is enabled for all users by default.
  • The System Status Notifications will inform users when the service goes up or down. This option is not enabled by default, those wishing to receive this information will need to explicitly subscribe to it.

We encourage all users to check that they are subscribed to the groups they wish to receive, and update their subscriptions if necessary.

Details on how to do this at

UKRI Announcement on ARCHER2

UKRI's announcement regarding ARCHER2 procurement and transition is available at

This page will be updated as further information becomes available.

EPCC's Women in HPC Chapter Launch

St Leonard's, Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh, 8th May 2019

Registration is free and open to all.

EPCC's Women in HPC Chapter is excited to announce that we will be holding a launch event, to celebrate our recently formed chapter and to engage and develop our Women in HPC community. The chapter has a strong focus on diversity and we are particularly keen that the launch is open and welcoming to all, whether you are interested in becoming a member of the network or simply keen to be an ally and supporter.

The launch is free to attend and will take a workshop approach, with short lightning talks, breakout sessions and opportunities for discussion and networking.

The event will focus on two areas in particular: The first will look at the challenges and opportunities for women to develop their professional skills and profile throughout their careers. Through a series of lightning talks, participants will discuss their experiences and challenges before breaking into discussion groups. The second will focus on celebrating and encouraging diversity in high performance computing and computational science. Opportunities will exist for break out sessions and discussion in areas such as outreach, publicity, recruitment and the working environment.

To register and find out more, please go to:

ARCHER Champions

We hope you will be able to join us at the next meeting of Champions which will take place in Edinburgh on Thursday 9th May at St Leonards (see:

The event is co-located with the launch of the EPCC WHPC Chapter.

A draft agenda will be available shortly but registration is now open (

HPC-Europa3 research visits: programme overview and visitor presentation

Wednesday 24 April 2019 15:00

HPC-Europa3 is an EC-funded programme which funds collaborative visits for European researchers in any discipline which can use High Performance Computing. UK-based researchers can benefit in two ways: by visiting a research group in another country, or by hosting a collaborative visit here in the UK.

This webinar will begin with an overview of the programme and how to apply, presented by Catherine Inglis, the HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access Co-ordinator at EPCC.

Following this overview, one of the current visitors will give a presentation on the work he has been doing during his visit - see details below:

Lattice Boltzmann Methods for Active Fluids - Livio Carenza, Department of Physics, University of Bari (Italy)

Abstract: Active Matter is a peculiar kind of Soft Matter whose constituents are able to inject energy in the system at the level of the individual constituents, so that active systems evolve inherently far from thermodynamic equilibrium.

In this presentation I will provide an overview of continuum approaches suitable to model active matter in fluid environments, starting from a coarse-grained description of the active constituents and their active effect on the surrounding fluid. I will provide an overview of the basic features of Lattice Boltzmann, the numerical method implemented to integrate dynamical equations of active matter and present some details regarding the parallelization of the code used for simulations.

Furthermore I will provide an overview of some interesting phenomena arising in active matter, ranging from Spontaneous Flow to Active Turbulence.

Details and join link:

HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access programme

Collaborative research visits using High Performance Computing

Call for applications: next closing date 14th May 2019

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 can apply?

  • 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 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 for more information.

How do I apply?

Apply online at

The next closing date is 14th May 2019. 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:

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CompBioMed Conference

CompBioMed is a European Commission H2020 funded Centre of Excellence focussed on the use and development of computational methods for biomedical applications, and CompBioMed is hold its first Conference in London on 25-27 September, 2019.

The conference will address all aspects of the rapidly burgeoning domain of computational biomedicine, from genome through organ to whole human and population levels, embracing data driven, mechanistic modelling and simulation, machine learning and combinations thereof. We welcome contributions from academic, clinical and industrial participants alike.

Early Bird Registration and Abstract Submission deadline 15th May 2019.

For more details, please visit

RDF Maintenance

RDF will be unavailable between 0900 and 1700 on Wednesday 1st May for planned maintenance.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Registration open now

  • HPC-Europa3 research visits: programme overview and visitor presentation - Webinar - 24th April 15:00
  • Introduction to Code_Saturne, Manchester, 19-20 June 2019
  • Advanced OpenMP, Manchester, 25-27 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