RCUK Survey: Understanding our HPC Experience and Skillsets

RCUK is launching a survey entitled "Understanding our HPC Experience and Skillsets" and we encourage all ARCHER users and Project PIs to complete this important survey.

The survey can be found at:

and will only take about 5-10 minutes of your time to complete. The Director of DiRAC filled it in in 5 minutes.

The closing date of the survey is 12pm on Monday 29 June 2015.

The data that you provide will help us to understand what experience and training is most important and relevant in equipping the the computational science community with the skills to write software and to submit successful proposals for HPC resources.

It will also provide insight into the best ways to widen participation in HPC from groups who are currently underrepresented.

As an extra incentive to participate in the survey, Lenovo and OCF are offering a Yoga Ultrabook to two participants, chosen at random after the closing date. To be included in the prize draw, please include your email address in the survey. Your email address will only be used for this purpose.

This is a very important survey and will feed into our future HPC strategy, so please take the time to fill it in.

Alison Kennedy, Executive Director, Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre

The Survey Report Working Group is composed as follows:

  • Alison Kennedy, Executive Director, EPCC
  • Susan Morell, Research Infrastructure Lead, EPSRC
  • Christine Davies OBE, Chair of STFC DiRAC Project Board
  • Jacky Pallas, Director of Platform Technologies, UCL
  • Hiranya Peiris, STFC Computing Advisory Panel, UCL
  • Clare Jenner, DiRAC Project Co-ordinator, UCL
  • Jeremy Yates, Director, DiRAC
  • Martin Hamiliton, JISC Futures

This Report will be submitted to the RCUK National E-Infrastructure Group and other interested bodies. It will be published online and will treat all submissions anonymously.

All views will be treated in the strictest confidence in accordance with the Market Research Society's Code of Conduct. Individual results or comments will not be shared with any third party unless this is required by law. Jisc may use some quotations for research purposes. By completing this survey you are consenting to these terms.