ARCHER News

Tuesday 25th 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/

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

  • Modern Fortran webinar, 26 June 2019 15:00
  • Practical Software Development, Leeds, 10-11 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