Tuesday 23rd January 2018

ARCHER Annual User Survey 2017

We are committed to continually improving the ARCHER Service and would like to request your input to help us understand what is important to you, where the Service is working well and where there is scope for improvement. The ARCHER Annual User Survey consists of just 9 questions and should take only a few minutes of your time to complete. There are opportunities to add more detailed comments if you wish.

For each survey response received, we will donate 1 to Save The Children.

We are also offering 5 prizes of 3000 kAU on ARCHER for users who complete the survey. Winners can choose to forgo the kAU prize and for each winner that does this we will donate a further 20 to Save The Children. Winners will be drawn at random from all respondents who have left contact details after the closing date of Wednesday 21 February 2018 and the winners notified by e-mail. The prizes are only available to people with existing ARCHER user accounts.

You can find the survey on the ARCHER Website at:

Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this survey. The responses will be used to try and improve the service for you and to help identify key areas for service development.

Summer of HPC: Fully funded places for HPC placements around Europe

Are you, or is someone you know, an early-stage postgraduate or late-stage undergraduate student? If so, you are invited to apply for the PRACE Summer of HPC 2018 programme, which will be held in July & August 2018. The programme consists of a training week and two months of placement at top HPC centres around Europe. The programme affords participants the opportunity to learn and share information about PRACE and HPC, and includes accommodation, a stipend, and travel to their HPC centre placement. Please visit for more info.

Supercomputing MOOC

Began 15th January 2018 and runs for 5 weeks. You can join at any point during the course.

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

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Registration open now

    Registration open
  • Message-Passing programming with MPI Online over four Wednesday afternoons Starting Wednesday 31st January 2018
  • Software Carpentry Leicester 26-27 February 2018
  • Object-Oriented programming with Fortran STFC Daresbury 27-28 February 2018
  • Data Analytics with HPC Belfast 28 February - 1 March 2018
  • Hands-on Introduction to HPC Edinburgh 1-2 March 2018
  • Porting and Optimisation Workshop Oxford 8 March 2018
  • Efficient Parallel IO on ARCHER Cambridge 20 - 21 March 2018
  • Threaded Programming Southampton 20 - 22 March 2018
  • Scientific Programming with Python ATI London Dates tbc April 2018
  • Message-Passing programming with MPI Southampton 11 - 13 April 2018

Full details and registration at