ARCHER News

Tuesday 3rd October 2017

OpenFOAM Virtual Tutorial
Wednesday 11th October 2017 15:00 BST

Fred Mendonca, OpenCFD Ltd
This webinar presents the latest OpenFOAM features including accessibility, performance, development/upgrade/GitLab-repository toolkits, with the opportunity for Q&A.
Further details including joining instructions can be found at: Virtual Tutorials and Webinars

ARCHER Image and Video Competition 2017 - Deadline Extended

The ARCHER Image Competition is still open, and we are also accepting videos and animations, as well as still images.
Show us how you demonstrate "ARCHER Enabling Research"

The prize fund has been increased this year, with prizes of £150 on offer for each of

  • Best Image
  • Best Video
  • Best entry from an Early-career researcher

Plus a bonus prize of £100 for the best overall entry from the above three winners.

Full details and entry form at http://www.archer.ac.uk/about-archer/news-events/events/image-comp/

Closing date : Extended to 15th October 2017

RAP Calls Open for UK HPC Access

Three RAP (Resource Allocation Panel) calls are currently open for access to HPC resources for research projects within EPSRC remit:

All calls have the following deadlines:

  • Technical Assessment: submitted to appropriate helpdesk by 21 Sep 2017
  • Call Closing Date: Applications submitted by 12 Oct 2017
  • Panels Meet: Nov 2017
  • Earliest project start: Nov 2017
  • Latest project start: Dec 2017

RAP: Access to ARCHER

EPSRC offers access to ARCHER through calls for proposals to the Resource Allocation Panel (RAP). Users can request significant amounts (>1,000kAUs or >66,667 ARCHER core hours) of computing resource over a maximum one-year period. The aim of this call is to provide access to our national state-of-the-art high performance computing facility for proposals of high scientific quality that would benefit from ARCHER.

A non-exclusive list of eligible projects include:

  • Short computational projects that do not warrant a full grant application
  • UK led collaborative projects with international and/or industry partners
  • Joint applications from students (as Co-I) with proven HPC experience (e.g. a successfully completed instant access project) and their PIs
  • Projects that link consecutive standard grant applications or that aid the preparation of a grant or fellowship application
  • Extended feasibility studies and trialling application developments at scale

Further information can be found on the call page:
https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/rapaccessarchersummer2017/

RAP: Top-up of ARCHER resource on EPSRC grants

Access to the national high performance computing resource can be allocated as part of EPSRC grants at the time of award. Initially time-limited resource are granted and grant holders are invited to apply for a top-up to meet the objectives of their EPSRC grant. Applicants to this call can request ARCHER compute resource only to facilitate the remainder of their existing EPSRC grant.

Further information can be found on the call page:
https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/raptopuparchersummer2017/

RAP: Open Access to Tier-2

EPSRC is offering open access to five Tier-2 High Performance Computing facilities through this call for proposals. The five facilities users can access through this call are:

Further details on each of these centres can be found through their websites and in the call document. The aim of this call is to: Provide access to our national Tier-2 HPC facilities for adventurous high-risk, high-reward projects that will benefit from the diversity of computing architectures available at Tier-2.

A non-exclusive list of eligible projects includes:

  • Short computational projects that do not warrant a full grant application;
  • UK led collaborative projects with international and/or industry partners;
  • Joint applications from students (as Co-Is) with proven HPC experience and their PIs;
  • Projects that link consecutive standard grant applications or that aid the preparation of a grant or fellowship application;
  • Extended feasibility studies and trialling application developments at scale;
  • High-risk, high-reward projects that would benefit from using novel architectures.

Further information can be found on the call page:
https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/tier2openaccess/

Supercomputing MOOC

Began 28th August 2017 but you can join at any time during the run.

Discover how supercomputers work and the real-life scientific breakthroughs made possible by today's computer simulations.

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/supercomputing/

Upcoming Training Opportunities

  • Software Carpentry 16 - 17 October 2017 Glasgow
  • Programming the Manycore Knights Landing Processor 31 Oct - 1 Nov 2017 Cambridge
  • Single-node Performance Optimisation 6 - 7 November 2017 Oxford
  • Hands-on Introduction to HPC for Life Scientists 29 Nov - 1 Dec 2017 EPCC, Edinburgh
  • Advanced OpenMP (in conjuction with INTERTWinE) 12-14 December 2017 Imperial College London
Full details and registration...