ARCHER News

Tuesday 18th June 2019

Modern Fortran Webinar

Wednesday 26th June 2019 15:00

Adrian Jackson discusses the features of "modern" Fortran (Fortran90 and beyond), and the steps that need to be considered to port older Fortran (primarily Fortran 77) to new Fortran standards. We also discuss some of the newest Fortran features (in Fortran 2003 and beyond) such as Object-Oriented Programming (OOP).

Whilst Fortran is generally viewed as a procedural programming language there are features in the most recent versions of the standards that enable development in OOP or OOP-like ways. We will introduce these language features and discuss how they can be used in large-scale scientific applications.

Full details and join link : http://www.archer.ac.uk/training/virtual/

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

HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access programme

Collaborative research visits using High Performance Computing

Call for applications: next closing date 19th September 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 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 date is 19th September 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: http://www.hpc-europa.org/

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Upcoming Training Opportunities

Registration open now

  • Modern Fortran webinar, 26 June 2019 15:00
  • 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