ARCHER News

Tuesday 4th June 2019

Sheffield GPU Hackathon 2019

We are pleased to announce the Sheffield GPU Hackathon 2019, a hackathon devoted to porting scientific applications to GPUs as well optimizing existing GPU-enabled codes.

Sheffield GPU Hackathon 2019 will take place August 19-23, 2019 at Halifax Hall at Sheffield, United Kingdom. Prior GPU experience is not required, as those selected will be paired with experienced mentors who will teach them how to leverage accelerated computing in their own applications or further optimize their codes. We are looking for teams of 3-5 developers, ideally postdocs, research software engineers (RSEs) or graduate students with a scalable application to port to (or optimize on) GPU accelerators. Successful teams will be joined by two mentors with extensive GPU programming experience. Full details including the link for submissions can be found in the official announcement:

http://gpuhack.shef.ac.uk/

The submission deadline is July 1st, 2019.

While teams will have to pay for their own travel and accommodation, the hackathon itself (including lunches) is sponsored by NVIDIA and is thus free of charge.

Please feel free to pass this announcement on to interested colleagues. Any questions should be directed to gpuhack-organisers@sheffield.ac.uk

Promoting Science on Computers to Schools

Not an ARCHER event but may be of interest to the ARCHER community - please feel free to pass on details.

Funded by the EXDCI-2 project, EPCC is organising a 2-day workshop in Edinburgh on 8-9 July 2019 to present ideas on how science and engineering can be supported from Raspberry Pis to large scale supercomputers. We are looking to investigate how to introduce these topics to school-age audiences including linking to existing school curricula. This will include examples of existing education materials and activities and looking ahead to current plans.

We are keen to have participants from across the range of education including teachers involved in scientific subjects and primary education, and computational and data scientists with an interest in supporting school development. This workshop is intended to benefit participants from the UK and the EU.

Whilst some of the questions may seem very specific to UK Education, please do not be put off if you are coming from a different background; we want to welcome anyone and everyone with an interest, so please use the "Other" option or skip any questions that do not apply to you.

We have a limited level of funding to support travel and accommodation costs and the final question in this form will allow you to submit an application for this.

Further details including timetable and location information will be available at https://www.epcc.ed.ac.uk/blog/2019/07/08/promoting-science-computers-schools-event

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Registration open now

  • Software Carpentry, York, 10-11 June 2019
  • Introduction to Code_Saturne, Manchester, 19-20 June 2019
  • Advanced OpenMP, Manchester, 25-27 June 2019
  • Practical Software Development, Leeds, 10-11 July 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
  • Advanced MPI, Oxford, 22-23 July 2019
  • Single Node Performance Optimisation, Imperial, 30-31 July 2019

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