ARCHER Champions

Aim: To create a network of ARCHER Champions that would look to:

  • Provide a support network between staff members whose role involves advising users on access to local, regional and national HPC resources.
  • Help to promote a coherent access structure to HPC resources across the UK, with coordination between tiers.
  • Support and promote activities designed to provide career development to research software engineers seeking a career in HPC.
  • Support and promote activities to broaden the UK HPC user base to new disciplines and communities.
  • Participate in ARCHER Champions Workshops communities.
  • Promote common training material and techniques.

An ARCHER Champion is:

  • An individual within a regional or national centre (or institution with equivalent resources) who is engaged in: advising users on the access of appropriate computational resources: and in supporting these users to access and exploit these resources appropriately.
  • A research software engineer located within a consortium or equivalent group of HPC users. They would act as a champion within their consortium - providing advice on support mechanisms, obtaining training in appropriate HPC technologies and HPC career development skills and engaging in outreach activities.

ARCHER Champions Workshops

Leeds Workshop : 10th February 2017 (co-located with hpc-sig).

  • All of the material covered during the Leeds workshop will be available here (talks will be added as we receive them from contributors).
  • A summary of the Leeds workshop will be available shortly.


Oxford Workshop : 5th-6th September 2016.


Edinburgh Workshop : 16th - 17th March.


Current ARCHER Champions

If you would like to be put in touch with a local ARCHER Champion, then please take a look at the list of current Champions and find a local name and then send an email to ARCHER helpdesk and we can pass your details along.