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ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Service Desk Holiday on Monday 27th May. Service desk will be closed. ARCHER2 Capability Days 2: 4-6 June 2024 Cray Programming Environment Version 23.09 available from 24th May Hackathon Workshop on Generative Modelling in Edinburgh 8th -12th of July 2024 2024 Educational Award For Outstanding Contribution to Computational Science Education...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Webinar : ARCHER2 eCSE03-02: Developing in-situ analysis capabilities for pre-exascale simulations with Xcompact3D - Today - Wednesday 15th May 15:00 - 16:00 ARCHER2 Capability Days 2: 4-6 June 2024 Cray Programming Environment Version 23.09 available from 21st May MSSC2024 - Ab initio Modelling in Solid State Chemistry - Discovering quantum-mechanical...

ARCHER2 Capability Day Review

Thursday 14 March 2024 saw the first of the new, regular ARCHER2 Capability Days. The Capability Day facility proved hugely popular, was very oversubscribed and was extremely successful. This blog post reviews the first ARCHER2 capability Day and describes the improvements that have been made for the second Capability Day...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

ARCHER2 maintenance 8th May 09:00 - 21:00 Cray Programming Environment Version 23.09 available from 21st May 2024 Educational Award For Outstanding Contribution to Computational Science Education Recently added known issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training ARCHER2 maintenance There will be a full ARCHER2 maintenance on Wednesday 8th May from 0900 - 2100....

EPCC at ISC'24: Developing a Sustainable Future for HPC and RSE Skills – Training Pathways and Structures

Organiser Weronika Filinger gives the background to this ISC’24 Birds of a Feather session. Read the post on the EPCC website

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Service Desk holiday Monday 6th May ARCHER2 maintenance 8th May 09:00 - 21:00 HPC Summer School 2024 Educational Award For Outstanding Contribution to Computational Science Education Recently added known issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training Service Desk holiday Monday 6th May The ARCHER2 Service desk will be closed on Monday 6th May...

ARCHER2 Calendar May 2024

Gravity current propagating past a cylinder Peter Brearley, Imperial College London, Department of Aeronautics Gravity currents are fluid flows driven by density differences, causing the denser fluid to propagate across a surface through the less dense fluid. They are the means of a range of oceanic, atmospheric and geological flows...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

ARCHER2 maintenance 8th May 09:00 - 21:00 HPC Summer School Parallel Performance Analysis using Scalasca/Score-P on ARCHER2 (for CPUs and HIP on the AMD GPUs), Edinburgh, 29 - 30 April 2024 09:30 - 17:00 GMT 2024 Educational Award For Outstanding Contribution to Computational Science Education Recently added known issues Upcoming...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Parallel Performance Analysis using Scalasca/Score-P on ARCHER2 (for CPUs and HIP on the AMD GPUs)., Edinburgh, 29 - 30 April 2024 09:30 - 17:00 GMT Machine-learning frameworks 2024 Educational Award For Outstanding Contribution to Computational Science Education Access to HPC call open Recently added known issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training Parallel...

How can we inspire inclusion within the HPC community?

Annually, on the 8th of March, the world celebrates International Women’s Day (IWD), a day dedicated to highlighting and celebrating the contributions of women to society. As an organisation dedicated to increasing the visibility of women in HPC and raising awareness of the positive impact diversity has on progress in...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Parallel Performance Analysis using Scalasca/Score-P on ARCHER2 (for CPUs and HIP on the AMD GPUs)., Edinburgh, 29 - 30 April 2024 09:30 - 17:00 GMT 2024 Educational Award For Outstanding Contribution to Computational Science Education Access to HPC call open Reproducible computational environments using containers & introduction to Docker and...

ARCHER2 Virtual Tour

Have you ever wanted to go on a tour of ARCHER2? Well, now you can! Virtually. Spyro has produced a hi-res virtual tour of the ARCHER2 computer room for everyone to explore. Visit our Virtual Tour page to find out more

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Access to HPC call open Introduction to CP2K, Online, 8 April 2024 09:00 - 17:00 Intermediate Modern Fortran, Edinburgh, 10 - 11 April 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Reproducible computational environments using containers & introduction to Docker and Singularity, Birmingham, 16 -17 April 2024 10:00 - 16:30 & 09:00 - 14:30...

ARCHER2 Calendar April 2024

Oil into a ketton carbonate rock saturated with water Dr Liang Yang, Cranfield University, Energy and Sustainability This simulated a pure injection drainage process with a non-wetting phase using the Open-source Taichi-LBM3D code for the Ketton carbonate, supported by the eCSE Archer2 grant: 'MPI implementation of open-source fully-differentiable multiphase lattice...

HPC RSE March 2024 Online Meetup

On March 14, UK HPC RSEs came together in an online meetup to talk about the HPC RSE community, plan what comes next, and discuss relevant technical topics around High Performance Computing and Research Software Engineering. We had 42 registrations for the event, with a maximum of 29 people in...

ARCHER2 Service Desk - Easter closure

The ARCHER2 Service desk will be closed on Friday 29th March and Monday 1st April 2024. It will reopen as normal on Tuesday 2nd April at 08:00.

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

At risk IO monitoring period: Wed 27 Mar 2024 Shaping the Future of UK large-scale compute survey Access to HPC call open Introduction to CP2K, Online, 8 April 2024 09:00 - 17:00 Introduction to Modern Fortran, Durham, 3 - 4 April 2024 09:30 - 16:30 BST Intermediate Modern Fortran, Edinburgh,...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

At risk IO monitoring period: Wed 27 Mar 2024 Access to HPC call open Introduction to Modern Fortran, Durham, 3 - 4 April 2024 09:30 - 16:30 BST Intermediate Modern Fortran, Edinburgh, 10 - 11 April 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Modern C++ for Computational Scientists, York, 10 - 11 April...

ARCHER2 Celebration of Science 2024 review

The ARCHER2 Celebration of Science was an opportunity to meet up with a wide range of people involved in the ARCHER2 community, and to hear a range of presentations by some of the Consortia Leaders, PIs and other researchers benefitting from access to ARCHER2, and also from some of those...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

ARCHER2 Capability Day: Thu 14 Mar 2024 Access to HPC call open GPU eCSE software development call Introduction to Modern Fortran, Durham, 3 - 4 April 2024 09:30 - 16:30 BST Intermediate Modern Fortran, Edinburgh, 10 - 11 April 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Introduction to Xcompact3D, London, 15 April 2024...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

ARCHER2 User Forum, hybrid, Friday 8th March 2024 09:00 - 10:00 Access to HPC call open RDFaaS Maintenance outage - Thursday 7th March 09:00 - 17:00 GPU eCSE software development call ARCHER2 Celebration of Science Overview of the ARCHER2 GPU Development Platform, online, 12 - 13 March 2024 09:00 -...

ARCHER2 Calendar March 2024

Dance with Fire Dr Jian Fang, Scientific Computing Department, STFC Daresbury Laboratory This video illustrates the interaction between turbulence and a hydrogen flame. Turbulence fluctuations disrupt the combustion, by stretching and bending the flame surface and altering the chemical reaction inside the reaction zone. In the meantime, the high temperature...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

ARCHER2 Capability Days, webinar, Wednesday 28th February 2024 15:00 - 16:00 ARCHER2 User Forum, hybrid, Friday 8th March 2024 09:00 - 10:00 GPU eCSE software development call ARCHER2 Celebration of Science ARCHER2 for Data Scientists, online, 4 March 2024 10:00 - 17:30 Overview of the ARCHER2 GPU Development Platform, online,...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Understanding parallel I/O performance through profiling, webinar, Wednesday 21st February 2024 15:00 - 16:00 GPU eCSE software development call and associated Early Career Observer call ARCHER2 Celebration of Science ARCHER2 for Data Scientists, online, 4 March 2024 10:00 - 17:30 Overview of the ARCHER2 GPU Development Platform, online, 12 -...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Using Blender for Scientific Visualisation, webinar, Wednesday 14th February 2024 15:00 - 16:00 GPU eCSE software development call and associated Early Career Observer call ARCHER2 Celebration of Science ARCHER2 for Data Scientists, online, 4 March 2024 10:00 - 17:30 Overview of the ARCHER2 GPU Development Platform, online, 12 - 13...

ARCHER2 Celebration of Science 7th - 8th March 2024 - Registration due by 29th February

We would like to invite you to register for the ARCHER2 Celebration of Science which will take place on the 7th – 8th March 2024 in Edinburgh at South Hall, The University of Edinburgh. This in-person event will provide ARCHER2 users with the opportunity to showcase their science achievements on...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

ARCHER2 GPU eCSE software development call webinar, Online, 8th February 2024 15:00 - 16:00 GPU eCSE software development call and associated Early Career Observer call RDFaaS : /epsrc and /general file systems ARCHER2 Celebration of Science Data Carpentry, online, 12 - 15 February 2024 09:30 - 13:00 GMT Modern C++...

ARCHER2 Calendar February 2024

Unsteady Flow Over Random Urban-like Obstacles: A Large Eddy Simulation using uDALES 2.0 Codebase Dr Dipanjan Majumdar, Imperial College London, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department uDALES stands as an open-source large-eddy simulation framework, specifically designed to tackle unsteady flows within the built environment. It is capable of simulating airflow, sensible...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

ARCHER2 GPUs webinar, online, 31st January 2024 14:00 - 16:00 GMT - TODAY GPU eCSE software development call and associated Early Career Observer call ARCHER2 GPU eCSE software development call webinar Solid State File System (NVMe) RDFaaS : /epsrc and /general file systems ARCHER2 Celebration of Science ARCHER2 User Survey...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

ARCHER2 GPUs webinar, online, 31st January 2024 14:00 - 16:00 GMT GPU eCSE software development call and associated Early Career Observer call ARCHER2 Celebration of Science ARCHER2 User Survey 2023 - £50 Amazon voucher prize draw Data Analysis and Visualisation in Python, online, 7 - 8 February 2024 09:30 -...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

ARCHER2 GPUs webinar, online, 31st January 2024 14:00 - 16:00 GMT ARCHER2 Celebration of Science - poster abstract due 23rd January Advanced OpenMP, Online, 23 - 24 January 2024 09:00 - 17:00 GMT Software Carpentry, Newcastle, 23 - 25 January 2024 09:30 - 17:00 GMT WHPC@ISC 2024: Call for Posters...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Upcoming change to SAFE Institutional login GPU software development eCSE calls coming soon! ARCHER2 Celebration of Science ARCHER2 Calendar 2024 - sign up for your copy ARCHER2 User Survey 2023 - £50 Amazon voucher prize draw Advanced use of LAMMPS, Online, 17 January 2024 09:30 - 16:30 GMT HPC Carpentry,...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

GPU software development eCSE calls coming soon! ARCHER2 Celebration of Science ARCHER2 Calendar 2024 - sign up for your copy ARCHER2 User Survey 2023 - £50 Amazon voucher prize draw Advanced use of LAMMPS, Online, 17 January 2024 09:30 - 16:30 GMT HPC Carpentry, Liverpool, 18 - 19 January 2024...

ARCHER2 Calendar January 2024

Wishing everyone in the ARCHER2 community a wonderful 2024 Modelling proton tunnelling in DNA replication Max Winokan, University of Surrey, Quantum Biology DTC * * * Winning Image and overall competition winning entry, ARCHER2 Image and Video Competition 2023 * * * Proton transfer between the DNA bases can lead...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

ARCHER2 Festive Period GPU software development eCSE calls coming soon! ARCHER2 Celebration of Science ARCHER2 Calendar 2024 - sign up for your copy ARCHER2 User Survey 2023 - £50 Amazon voucher prize draw Advanced use of LAMMPS, Online, 17 January 2024 09:30 - 16:30 GMT HPC Carpentry, Liverpool, 18 -...

ARCHER2 Festive Period

The ARCHER2 Service will observe the UK Public holidays and will be closed for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. We fully expect the ARCHER2 service to be available during these holidays but we will not have staff on the Service Desk to deal with any queries or...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

ARCHER2 Celebration of Science ARCHER2 Calendar 2024 - sign up for your copy ARCHER2 User Survey 2023 - £50 Amazon voucher prize draw Advanced use of LAMMPS, Online, 17 January 2024 09:30 - 16:30 GMT HPC Carpentry, Liverpool, 18 - 19 January 2024 09:30 - 16:00 GMT Forge license boost...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

ARCHER2 MFA Implementation ARCHER2 Celebration of Science ARCHER2 Calendar 2024 - sign up for your copy ARCHER2 User Survey 2023 - £50 Amazon voucher prize draw Forge license boost - w/b 11th December ARCHER2 for Package Users, Online, 7 December 2023 09:30 - 15:30 GMT ARCHER2 for Software Developers, Online,...

ARCHER2 Calendar December 2023

Axial velocity contours showing wakes from stator and rotor blades of a DLR research compressor Dr Arun Prabhakar, University of Warwick, Department of Computer Science The visualization is produced from a simulation of a research compressor, RIG250 from the German Aerospace Centre(DLR), using a mesh consisting of 4.58 billion elements....

HPC Birds of a Feather at RSECon23

After the successful HPC and RSE workshop “Excalibur RSEs meet HPC Champions” which ran as a satellite event on the Friday after RSECon22 in Newcastle, the organisers decided to run a similar event this year. Read the blog post from Marion, Ed and Andy

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

ARCHER2 MFA Implementation ARCHER2 Celebration of Science ARCHER2 Calendar 2024 - sign up for your copy ARCHER2 User Survey 2023 - £50 Amazon voucher prize draw Forge license boost - w/b 11th December ARCHER2 for Package Users, Online, 7 December 2023 09:30 - 15:30 GMT ARCHER2 for Software Developers, Online,...

Ten Tips for using HPC

Working with HPC can be exciting, innovative and rewarding. But it can also be complex, frustrating and challenging. Andy Turner is EPCC’s CSE Architect, he works with RSEs, UK HPC-SIG, DiRAC, The Carpentries and various user communities to share and improve HPC epertise. We asked Andy for his Top 10...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

ARCHER2/Cirrus Code Performance lightning talks, online, Wednesday 22nd November 15:00 - 16:00 GMT ARCHER2 Celebration of Science ARCHER2 Calendar 2024 - sign up for your copy ARCHER2 User Survey 2023 - £50 Amazon voucher prize draw Single Node Performance Optimisation, Online, 23 - 24 November 2023 09:30 - 16:30 GMT...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

ARCHER2/Cirrus Code Performance lightning talks, online, Wednesday 22nd November 15:00 - 16:00 GMT ARCHER2 Celebration of Science ARCHER2 Calendar 2024 - sign up for your copy Access to HPC call - TA Deadline 17th November 16:00 GMT ARCHER2 User Survey 2023 - £50 Amazon voucher prize draw Single Node Performance...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Science behind the Image Competition, Webinar today Wednesday 8th November 2023 14:00 GMT ARCHER2 Celebration of Science ARCHER2 Calendar 2024 - sign up for your copy Access to HPC call open ARCHER2 User Survey 2023 Single Node Performance Optimisation, Online, 23 - 24 November 2023 09:30 - 16:30 GMT ARCHER2...

ARCHER2 Celebration of Science

We are pleased to announce that the ARCHER2 Celebration of Science will take place on the 7th – 8th March 2024 in Edinburgh at South Hall, The University of Edinburgh. The event will provide ARCHER2 users with the opportunity to showcase their science achievements on ARCHER2. The two-day programme will...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Slurm update Access to HPC call open ARCHER2 User Survey 2023 Single Node Performance Optimisation, Online, 23 - 24 November 2023 09:30 - 16:30 GMT ARCHER2 for Package Users, Online, 7 December 2023 09:30 - 15:30 GMT Recently added known issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training Slurm update Slurm on ARCHER2 has...

ARCHER2 Calendar November 2023

Magnetic field filaments generated by the current filamentation instability Dr Elisabetta Boella, Lancaster University, Physics Department One of the long-standing questions in plasmas physics, the science that studies ionized gases called plasmas, regards the origin and evolution of magnetic field in plasmas where such field is initially absent. The question...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Access to HPC call open ARCHER2 User Survey 2023 Single Node Performance Optimisation, Online, 23 - 24 November 2023 09:30 - 16:30 GMT Efficient Parallel IO, online, 1 November 2023 09:30 - 16:30 GMT Containers and Cloud-HPC for Virtual Human Twin webinar Recently added known issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training Access...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Access to HPC call open ARCHER2 User Survey 2023 Single Node Performance Optimisation, Online, 23 - 24 November 2023 09:30 - 16:30 GMT Efficient Parallel IO, online, 1 November 2023 09:30 - 16:30 GMT Containers and Cloud-HPC for Virtual Human Twin webinar Recently added known issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training Access...

Access to HPC call open

We are pleased to announce that the latest EPSRC Access to HPC call has been opened today. The services available are: tier 1 ARCHER2, for simulations and calculations that need parallelised processing cores tier 2 services with a range of architectures for different computational needs. Deadline for submission of TAs...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Efficient Parallel IO, online, 1 November 2023 09:30 - 16:30 GMT ARCHER2 User Survey 2023 ARCHER2 Image and Video Competition 2023 results Recently added known issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training Efficient Parallel IO Online, 1 November 2023 09:30 - 16:30 GMT One of the greatest challenges to running parallel applications on...

ARCHER2 Image and Video Competition 2023 Results

Thank you to everyone who submitted images and videos to this year’s competition. The outstanding range of entries once again made judging a most enjoyable experience with so many great demonstrations of the important work being done using ARCHER2 . We are pleased to announce the winners as follows: Winning...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Building and installing packages with CMake: a hands-on introduction, Online webinar Wednesday 4th October 2023 15:00 - 16:00 BST TODAY Efficient Parallel IO, online, 1 November 2023 09:30 - 16:30 GMT ARCHER2 User Survey 2023 The 11th ARCHER2 and Exascale eCSE software development call and Early Career eCSE Panel Observers...

ARCHER2 Calendar October 2023

Scattering of waves by turbulent vortices in geophysical fluids Dr Hossein Kafiabad, School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh When the waves travel in the atmosphere and ocean interior, they get scattered by the vortices leading to changes in their direction and wavelength. These changes are not random and can be...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Network Upgrade Maintenance completed The 11th ARCHER2 and Exascale eCSE software development call and Early Career eCSE Panel Observers call Building and installing packages with CMake: a hands-on introduction, Online webinar Wednesday 4th October 2023 15:00 - 16:00 BST RDFaaS File System Seminar - Structure and delivery format for Online...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Network Upgrade Maintenance: Monday 18th September – Friday 22nd September RDFaaS File System The 11th ARCHER2 and Exascale eCSE software development call and Early Career eCSE Panel Observers call Seminar - Structure and delivery format for Online HPC courses - 9th October 2023 11:30am - 1pm BST Hybrid Reproducible research...

BCDR Test 2023

What happens once every two years, no one quite knows when, though there is a lot of speculation, and no one know what form it will take? The EPCC ARCHER2 business continuity and disaster recover (BCDR) test. This tests how well the ARCHER2 team recognises a major scenario, responds to...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Network Upgrade Maintenance: Monday 18th September – Friday 22nd September Forge license RDFaaS File System The 11th ARCHER2 and Exascale eCSE software development call and Early Career eCSE Panel Observers call Reproducible research using containers - introduction to Singularity/Apptainer, University of Nottingham, 21 September 2023 09:30 - 16:00 BST Shared...

The un-secret diary of a first-time RSECon attendee (aged 59¼)

RSECon23 was held this year in sunny Swansea 5th-7th September. Whilst my work at EPCC is not actually that of RSE, it is certainly RSE-adjacent; I support the work of RSEs both here in EPCC and also around the country (sometimes even around the world). My roles include ARCHER2, Cirrus...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Network Upgrade Maintenance: Monday 18th September – Friday 22nd September Forge license Reproducible research using containers - introduction to Singularity/Apptainer, University of Nottingham, 21 September 2023 09:30 - 16:00 BST ARCHER2 Image and Video Competition 2023 - closing date extended Recently added known issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training Network Upgrade Maintenance...

ARCHER2 Calendar September 2023

One year in the southwestern Indian Ocean Noam Vogt-Vincent, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford * * * Winning Video, ARCHER2 Image and Video Competition 2022 * * * This video shows one year of sea-surface temperatures from WINDS-C, a 1/50° (c. 2km) resolution ocean model that covers almost...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Network Upgrade Maintenance: Monday 18th September – Friday 22nd September Forge license Advanced MPI, Online, 6 - 7 september 2023 09:30 - 17:00 BST Reproducible research using containers - introduction to Singularity/Apptainer, University of Nottingham, 21 September 2023 09:30 - 16:00 BST - Registration closes tomorrow ARCHER2 Image and Video...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Slurm maintenance, Today Wednesday 23rd August 10:00 BST Advanced MPI, Online, 6 - 7 september 2023 09:30 - 17:00 BST Reproducible research using containers - introduction to Singularity/Apptainer, University of Nottingham, 21 September 2023 09:30 - 16:00 BST ARCHER2 Image and Video Competition 2023 Recently added known issues Upcoming ARCHER2...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Parallel Performance Analysis using Scalasca ARCHER2 Image and Video Competition 2023 Recently added known issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training Parallel Performance Analysis using Scalasca 22 - 23 August 2023 09:30 - 16:30 BST in Oxford Scalasca is a portable, free and open-source software tool that supports the performance optimisation of parallel...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Parallel Performance Analysis using Scalasca ARCHER2 Image and Video Competition 2023 Computational Science Centre for Research Communities (CoSeC) 2023 Conference Recently added known issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training Parallel Performance Analysis using Scalasca 22 - 23 August 2023 09:30 - 16:30 BST in Oxford Scalasca is a portable, free and open-source...

Nuffield Research Placements at EPCC

The Nuffield Research Placements (NRP) programme provides hands-on research projects for 16 and 17-year-old school students. EPCC is currently supervising three student visitors. Read the full post on the EPCC blog page

ARCHER2 Calendar August 2023

Maternal blood flow through the intervillous space of human placenta Dr Qi Zhou, The University of Edinburgh, School of Engineering, Institute for Multiscale Thermofluids A snapshot of the maternal blood flow simulated using the immersed-boundary-lattice-Boltzmann method as a suspension of deformable red blood cells through the extravascular intervillous space of...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Slurm: Scheduling jobs on ARCHER2, Online webinar, Today Wednesday 26th July 2023 15:00 - 16:00 BST Parallel Performance Analysis using Scalasca ARCHER2 Image and Video Competition 2023 Recently added known issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training Slurm: Scheduling jobs on ARCHER2 Online, Wednesday 26th July 2023 15:00 - 16:00 BST All access...

ARCHER2 Image and Video Competition 2023

Share your images and videos to support excellence and promote the contribution of ARCHER and ARCHER2 to outstanding research. The winner of the competition will be awarded £250. The winning image or video, along with a selection of other entries, will also be featured on the ARCHER2 website and in...

HPC Summer School 2023

EPCC’s Ben Morse introduces the new HPC Summer School fo undergraduate students. Read the full post on the EPCC blog page

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Coupling LAMMPS and OpenFOAM for Multi-Scale Models, Online, Today Wednesday 19th July 2023 14:00 - 16:00 BST Parallel Performance Analysis using Scalasca Change to default version of ONETEP on ARCHER2 Recently added known issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training Coupling LAMMPS and OpenFOAM for Multi-Scale Models Online webinar, Wednesday 19th July 2023...

The Big Bang Fair 2023: the bigger bang strikes back

EPCC’s Ben Morse reviews EPCC attendance at this year’s The Big Bang Fair, one of the UK’s largest science and technology outreach events. Read the full post on the EPCC blog page

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

RSECon23 Training satellite event Parallel Performance Analysis using Scalasca Change to default version of ONETEP on ARCHER2 Assessing the Credibility of Computational Models: Application of the FDA-Endorsed ASME VV-40 Recently added known issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training RSECon23 Training satellite event We are delighted to announce that following RSECon23 we will...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Python overhead: Reducing the burden, online, Wednesday 5th July 2023 15:00 - 16:00 BST Today Change to default version of ONETEP on ARCHER2 Scientific Computing in Rust 2023 CompBioMed Conference 2023 and Student Visualisation Competition ARCHER2 Publication Database Recently added known issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training Python overhead: Reducing the burden...

ARCHER2 Calendar July 2023

Cloud Development - Cross-section View Domantas Dilys, University of Leeds, School of Earth and Enviroment In the animation, an idealised cloud is shown, which is produced by a rising warm and moist air mass. There are seven timesteps, showing cloud development over time. Simulation was produced using a revolutionary parcel-based...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Introduction to Bash, Online, Wednesday 28th June 2023 15:00 - 16:00 Today ARCHER2 Publication Database Recently added known issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training Introduction to Bash Online, Wednesday 28th June 2023 15:00 - 16:00 Bash can be used in a variety of ways to help with workflows on ARCHER2, in particular...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Software Carpentry - 26 - 27 June 2023 09:30 - 17:00 BST HPC Carpentry - 28 June 2023 9:30 - 17:00 BST ARCHER2 Publication Database The First ExCALIBUR International Extreme Data (EIED) Workshop Recently added known issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training Software Carpentry 26 - 27 June 2023 09:30 - 17:00...

Service Desk Operators' blog

The Service Desk is often the first point of contact between the Service team and the outside world. We asked a couple of recent recruits to the Service Desk team to share their experience and insights into this very important role. There are two shifts per day 8am-1pm and 1pm-6pm,...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Major software upgrade: Completed Recently added known issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training Major software upgrade We were pleased to open the ARCHER2 system to users at 12:00 BST Monday 12 June 2023 following the major software upgrade. Some important points to note when you do reconnect to ARCHER2 have been documented...

Simulating Quantum Circuits on GPUs

The field of quantum computing is developing at a rapid pace, with exciting developments in every sub-field including hardware development and algorithm design. Read the full post on the Cirrus blog page

ARCHER2 Return to Service: Monday 12th June around noon

We are planning to open the ARCHER2 Service to all users around noon on Monday (12th June) following the successful completion of the major software upgrade. There are some important points to note when you do reconnect to ARCHER2 which have been documented in the FAQ Updated login node host...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

ARCHER2 User Forum - Wednesday 7th June 2023 14:00 - 15:00 BST - Today Major software upgrade: Fri 19th May 1400 BST - w/b Mon 12th June SIGHPC Education Global Seminar - ARCHER2 Training - Thursday 8th June 4pm BST Recently added known issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training Online User Forum:...

ARCHER2 Calendar June 2023

Expiratory particle dispersion by turbulent exhalation jet during speaking Aleksandra Monka, University of Birmingham, Department of Civil Engineering * * * Winning Image and overall competition winning entry, ARCHER2 Image and Video Competition 2022 * * * The image reveals the extent of expiratory particle dispersion by the turbulent exhalation...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Major software upgrade: Fri 19th May 1400 BST - w/b Mon 12th June ARCHER2 User Forum - Wednesday 7th June 2023 14:00 - 15:00 BST Recently added known issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training Major software upgrade The major software upgrade started on Friday 19th May and is continuing to progress well....

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Major software upgrade: Fri 19th May 1400 BST - w/b Mon 12th June ARCHER2 User Forum - Wednesday 7th June 2023 14:00 - 15:00 BST Recently added known issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training Major software upgrade The major software upgrade started on Friday 19th May and is progressing well. During this...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Major software upgrade: Fri 19th May 1400 BST - w/b Mon 12th June ARCHER2 User Forum - Wednesday 7th June 2023 14:00 - 15:00 BST The 10th ARCHER2 eCSE software development call and Early Career eCSE Panel Observers call The 10th ARCHER2 eCSE call ARCHER2 Early Career eCSE Panel Observers...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Major software upgrade - Fri 19th May - w/b 12th June ARCHER2 User Forum - Wednesday 7th June 2023 14:00 - 15:00 BST The 10th ARCHER2 eCSE software development call and Early Career eCSE Panel Observers call The 10th ARCHER2 eCSE call ARCHER2 Early Career eCSE Panel Observers call eCSE...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Service Desk Holiday : Monday 8th May 2023 Delayed - Major software upgrade - expected start date now 19th May RDFaaS maintenance 29-31 May 2023 The 10th ARCHER2 eCSE software development call and Early Career eCSE Panel Observers call The 10th ARCHER2 eCSE call ARCHER2 Early Career eCSE Panel Observers...

ARCHER2 Calendar May 2023

Simulation of 3D calving dynamics at Jakobshavn Isbrae Iain Wheel, University of St Andrews, School of Geography and Sustainable Development Calving is the breaking off of icebergs at the front of tidewater glaciers (those that flow into the sea). It accounts for around half of the ice mass loss from...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Service Desk Holiday : Monday 1st May 2023 Delayed - Major software upgrade - expected start date now 19th May RDFaaS maintenance 29-31 May 2023 Call for Nominations - SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing (SIAG/SC) Prizes The 10th ARCHER2 eCSE software development call and Early Career eCSE Panel Observers call...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Delayed - Major software upgrade - expected start date now 19th May The 10th ARCHER2 eCSE software development call and Early Career eCSE Panel Observers call The 10th ARCHER2 eCSE call ARCHER2 Early Career eCSE Panel Observers call eCSE and observers call dates Access to HPC Call open GPU programming...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Access to HPC Call open Delayed - Major software upgrade GPU programming with CUDA and HIP training course Recently added known issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training Access to HPC Call open Access to HPC Call (EPSRC remit only) opened 27th March 2023 ARCHER2 or Tier-2 computing resource Feasibility stream Maximum request...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Service desk over Easter Access to HPC Call open Delayed - Major software upgrade The Science Behind the Image Competition 2 - Wednesday 5th April 2023 14:00 - 15:00 Spring HPC Days CompBioMed Conference, CBMC23 Recently added known issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training Service desk over Easter The ARCHER2 service desk...

ARCHER2 Calendar April 2023

Proton tunnelling during DNA strand separation Max Winokan, University of Surrey, Quantum Biology DTC Proton transfer between the DNA bases can lead to mutagenic Guanine-Cytosine tautomers. Over the past several decades, a heated debate has emerged over the biological impact of tautomeric forms. In our work, we determine that the...

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RDFaaS maintenance 3rd - 5th April 2023 Major software upgrade: start delayed The Science Behind the Image Competition 2 - Wednesday 5th April 2023 14:00 - 15:00 Recently added known issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training RDFaaS maintenance 3rd - 5th April 2023 RDFaaS will be undergoing maintenance and so will be...

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The Science Behind the Image Competition webinar - today 2pm RDFaaS maintenance 3rd - 5th April 2023 Efficient use of the HPE Cray EX Supercomputer ARCHER2, online, 28 - 30 March 2023 09:00 - 17:00 GMT ARM Forge tools (DDT and MAP) license “boost” w/b 20th March Major software Upgrade:...

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Efficient use of the HPE Cray EX Supercomputer ARCHER2, online, 28 - 30 March 2023 09:00 - 17:00 GMT ARM Forge tools (DDT and MAP) license “boost” w/b 20th March nUCLeus: creating and running a successful, adaptable and portable HPC education environment, e-Seminar from CompBioMed 22nd of March 2023 at...

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Update of centrally supported applications and libraries Spring 2023 Training opportunities published ARCHER2 Training Forum meeting, Wednesday 8th March 2023y 2023 15:00 - 16:00 Major software Upgrade: Fri 14th April - w/b Mon 8th May Recently added Known Issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training Update of centrally supported applications and libraries CSE...

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Update of centrally supported applications and libraries Spring 2023 Training opportunities published ARCHER2 Training Forum meeting, Wednesday 8th March 2023y 2023 15:00 - 16:00 Major software Upgrade: Fri 14th April - w/b Mon 8th May Recently added Known Issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training Update of centrally supported applications and libraries CSE...

ARCHER2 Calendar March 2023

Flow within and around a large wind farm Dr Nikolaos Bempedelis, Imperial College London, Department of Aeronautics * * * Winning Early Career entry, ARCHER2 Image and Video Competition 2022 * * * Modern large-scale wind farms consist of multiple turbines clustered together in wind-rich sites. Turbine clustering suffers some...

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Update of centrally supported applications and libraries ARCHER2 Training Forum meeting, Wednesday 8th March 2023y 2023 15:00 - 16:00 Major software Upgrade: Fri 14th April - w/b Mon 8th May Recently added Known Issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training Update of centrally supported applications and libraries CSE will be updating the versions...

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Update of centrally supported applications and libraries ARCHER2 Training Forum meeting, Wednesday 8th March 2023y 2023 15:00 - 16:00 Major software Upgrade: Fri 14th April - w/b Mon 8th May Message Passing programming with MPI, Imperial College London, 22 - 24 February 2023 ARCHER2 9th Embedded CSE (eCSE) call Recently...

Rust in HPC

This technical report by Laura Moran and Mark Bull from EPCC investigates how appropriate the Rust programming language is for HPC systems by using a simple computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code to compare between languages. Rust is a relatively new programming language and is growing rapidly in popularity. Scientific programming...

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ARCHER2 Training Forum meeting, Wednesday 8th March 2023y 2023 15:00 - 16:00 Major software Upgrade: Fri 14th April - w/b Mon 8th May Message Passing programming with MPI, Imperial College London, 22 - 24 February 2023 ARCHER2 9th Embedded CSE (eCSE) call ARCHER2 storage Recently added Known Issues Upcoming ARCHER2...

Hosting and operating the ARCHER2 service

Many of the articles about ARCHER2 contain a statement such as “ARCHER2 is hosted and operated by EPCC at the University of Edinburgh”. But what does this actually mean? This recent article takes a look at what is involved.

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Major software Upgrade: Fri 14th April - w/b Mon 8th May Message Passing programming with MPI, Imperial College London, 22 - 24 February 2023 ARCHER2 9th Embedded CSE (eCSE) call Recently added Known Issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training Major software Upgrade: Fri 14th April - w/b Mon 8th May A reminder...

ARCHER2 Calendar February 2023

The self-amplification and the structured chaotic sea Juan Carlos Bilbao-Ludena, Imperial College London The picture shows the instantaneous generation of strain (light blue) by the mechanism of self-amplification of strain (purple contour) in a turbulent flow generated by a wing. A nonlinear process distinctive to turbulence. The contour slices show...

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OPTIMET: an HPC Code for Modelling Nonlinear Optical Response of Arbitrary Clusters of Nanoparticles on ARCHER2, online webinar, Wednesday 25th January 2023, 3pm Message Passing programming with MPI, Imperial College London, 22 - 24 February 2023 ARCHER2 9th Embedded CSE (eCSE) call Recently added Known Issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training OPTIMET:...

eCSE Early Career Observer experience

The ARCHER2 eCSE programme provides funding to carry out development of software used by the ARCHER2 user community. As part of our commitment to encouraging Early Career Researchers and to developing their skills and experience, we periodically offer the opportunity for a small number of such researchers to attend the...

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Porting OptClim Optimisation system to ARCHER2, online webinar, Wednesday 18th January 2023, 3pm OPTIMET: an HPC Code for Modelling Nonlinear Optical Response of Arbitrary Clusters of Nanoparticles on ARCHER2, online webinar, Wednesday 25th January 2023, 3pm International HPC Summer School 2023 – Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., July 9-14, 2023 ARCHER2 9th...

ARCHER2 CSE team at SC22

In November 2022, myself and William Lucas attended SC22 in Dallas to present an invited talk on behalf of the ARCHER2 CSE team at the ‘RSEs in HPC’ technical program workshop. SC, or the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, is an annual international conference which...

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Porting OptClim Optimisation system to ARCHER2, online webinar, Wednesday 18th January 2023, 3pm ARCHER2 9th Embedded CSE (eCSE) call Recently added Known Issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training Porting OptClim Optimisation system to ARCHER2 Online webinar, Wednesday 18th January 2023, 3pm The webinar describes the porting of software to help researchers to...

Ensuring continuity of service at the ACF

EPCC’s Advanced Computing Facility (ACF) delivers a world-class environment to support the many computing and data services which we provide, including ARCHER2. This recent article takes a behind-the-scenes look at some of the activities the ACF team undertakes to provide the stable services our users expect.

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ARCHER2 9th Embedded CSE (eCSE) call Recently added Known Issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training Happy New Year We wish the whole ARCHER2 community a wonderful 2023. ARCHER2 9th Embedded CSE (eCSE) call We are very pleased to announce that the 9th ARCHER2 eCSE call (ARCHER2-eCSE09) is now open for proposals. The...

ARCHER2 Calendar January 2023

Acetylene Molecule subject to intense ultra-fast laser pulse, time evolution of electron probability, sound Dale Hughes, Queen's University Belfast, Physics The movie is a straightforward plot of electron density, derived from substantial Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory calculations carried out in recent months on ARCHER2. The sound is derived from the...

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Festive period - service information ARCHER2 2023 calendar - sign up for your copy now ARCHER2 9th Embedded CSE (eCSE) call Recently added Known Issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training Festive period - service information The ARCHER2 Service will observe the UK Public holidays and will be closed for Christmas Day, Boxing...

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Festive period - service information Change to default CPU frequency for compute nodes on 12 Dec 2022 ARCHER2 2023 calendar - sign up for your copy now ARCHER2 9th Embedded CSE (eCSE) call Recently added Known Issues Release the power of exascale using OpenMP, CompBioMed e-seminar, 18 January 2023 at...

ARCHER2 Festive Period

The ARCHER2 Service will observe the UK Public holidays and will be closed for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Because Christmas Day and New Year’s Day fall on Sundays, we will take the official Substitute Day holidays on the 27th and 2nd. We fully expect the ARCHER2...

Impact of CPU frequency on application performance on ARCHER2

On the 12 December 2022 the default CPU frequency on ARCHER2 compute nodes was set to be 2.0 GHz. Previously, the CPU frequency was unset which meant that the base frequency of the CPU, 2.25 GHz, was almost always used by jobs running on the compute nodes. In this post,...

Computing Insights UK 2022

Computing Insights UK 2022 was the first conference I attended ever since I began my journey in HPC. It took place in Manchester with the main theme being “Sustainable HPC”. During my two days there I was able to speak to some great professionalists and like-minded people. I have learned...

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Application programming interface for density functional theory software, webinar, Wednesday 7th December 2022 15:00 - 16:00 Change to default CPU frequency for compute nodes on 12 Dec 2022 CASTEP 22.1.1 available ARCHER2 2023 calendar - sign up for your copy now ARCHER2 9th Embedded CSE (eCSE) call Recently added Known...

ARCHER2 9th Embedded CSE (eCSE) call

We are very pleased to announce that the 9th ARCHER2 eCSE call (ARCHER2-eCSE09) is now open for proposals. The deadline for submitting documents for technical evaluation is 16:00 on 21st February 2023 with the final deadline for proposal submission being 16:00 on 14th March 2023. Embedded CSE (eCSE) support provides...

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Application programming interface for density functional theory software, webinar, Wednesday 7th December 2022 15:00 - 16:00 ARCHER2 for Software Developers Online, 2 & 5 December 2022 10:00 - 16:00 GMT Introduction to Modern Fortran, now Online, 13 - 14 December 2022 09:30 - 16:30 GMT ARCHER2 solid state storage -...

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Advanced OpenMP, Online, 29 - 30 November 2022 09:00 - 17:00 GMT ARCHER2 for Package Users, Online, 24 November 2022 10:00 - 16:00 GMT ARCHER2 for Software Developers Online, 2 & 5 December 2022 10:00 - 16:00 GMT ARCHER2 solid state storage - trial access for users ARCHER2 2023 calendar...

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ARCHER2 for Package Users, Online, 24 November 2022 10:00 - 16:00 GMT ARCHER2 for Software Developers Online, 2 & 5 December 2022 10:00 - 16:00 GMT ARCHER2 solid state storage - trial access for users Predicting and preventing bone fractures with HPC - e-Seminar from CompBioMed, 23rd November 2022 at...

Iso Success

We are pleased to announce that we have recently passed a flurry of ISO certifications. We had a combined external audit for ISO 9001 Quality and 27001 Information Security from our certification body DNV in September. This looked at how we run the ARCHER2 and Cirrus services on the ISO...

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ARCHER2 for Package Users, Online, 24 November 2022 10:00 - 16:00 GMT ARCHER2 for Software Developers Online, 2 & 5 December 2022 10:00 - 16:00 GMT ARCHER2 solid state storage - trial access for users Recently added Known Issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training ARCHER2 for Package Users Online 24 November 2022...

Upcoming training courses in 2022: step up your expertise on ARCHER2!

Training is one of the elements that the ARCHER2 service provides to users. Our training programme is comprised of face-to-face and online courses, that range from introductory to advanced levels. We have scheduled several courses for the remaining of 2022. The list can be found as follows: ARCHER2 for Package...

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Debugging on ARCHER2: Introduction to the gdb4hpc and ccdb debugging tools on ARCHER2, online Webinar, Wednesday 2nd November 2022 15:00 - 16:00 ARCHER2 solid state storage - trial access for users ARCHER2 Image and Video Competition 2022 Results ARCHER2 for Package Users, Online, 24 November 2022 10:00 - 16:00 GMT...

ARCHER2 Image and Video Competition 2022 Results

Thank you to everyone who submitted images and videos to this year’s competition. The outstanding range of entries once again made judging a most enjoyable experience with so many great demonstrations of the important work being done using ARCHER2 . We are pleased to announce the winners as follows: Winning...

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Debugging on ARCHER2: Introduction to the gdb4hpc and ccdb debugging tools on ARCHER2, online Webinar, Wednesday 2nd November 2022 15:00 - 16:00 ARCHER2 solid state storage - trial access for users ARCHER2 for Package Users, Online, 24 November 2022 10:00 - 16:00 GMT ARCHER2 for Software Developers Online, 2 &...

ARCHER2: Meet the team

We are very pleased to launch the new ARCHER2 support staff page where you can find pictures and a short bio of all the staff helping to keep the ARCHER2 service running. Whether you are trying to find who has been helping you on the Servicedesk, or trying to remember...

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Debugging on ARCHER2: Introduction to the gdb4hpc and ccdb debugging tools on ARCHER2, online Webinar, Wednesday 2nd November 2022 15:00 - 16:00 ARCHER2 for Package Users, Online, 24 November 2022 10:00 - 16:00 GMT ARCHER2 for Software Developers Online, 2 & 5 December 2022 10:00 - 16:00 GMT Recently added...

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Power draw of software on ARCHER2 - blog post ARCHER2 for Package Users, Online, 24 November 2022 10:00 - 16:00 GMT ARCHER2 for Software Developers Online, 2 & 5 December 2022 10:00 - 16:00 GMT Access to HPC Call open Recently added Known Issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training Power draw of...

Software power draw on ARCHER2 - the benefits of being an RSE

One of the big benefits of being a research software engineer (RSE) providing general support for a compared to a researcher or being focussed on a specific project is the ability to take a step back from the specific aspects of particular software and look at the more global view...

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ARCHER2 Embedded CSE (eCSE) Project Reports ARCHER2 User Survey results ARCHER2 for Package Users, Online, 13 October 2022 10:00 - 16:00 BST ARCHER2 Calendar image for October 2022 Access to HPC Call open Recently added Known Issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training ARCHER2 Embedded CSE (eCSE) Project Reports We have now started...

ARCHER2 eCSE Projects Final Reports

We have now started to publish the Final Reports from completed Embeded CSE (eCSE) Projects You can read the reports on the eCSE Final Project page

ARCHER2 Calendar October 2022

Particles surf on plasma waves excited by high-power lasers Nitin Shukla, Instituto Superior Technico * * * Winning Image and overall winner, ARCHER2 Image and Video Competition 2020 * * * Particle accelerators are fundamental tools for science and society, enabling scientific discoveries and providing unprecedented insights into fundamental propterties...

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ARCHER2 for Package Users, Online, 13 October 2022 10:00 - 16:00 BST ARCHER2 Image and Video Competition 2022 - Deadline this Friday 30th September 2022 ARCHER2 Embedded CSE (eCSE) and Early Career eCSE Panel Observers calls Access to HPC Call open Recently added Known Issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training ARCHER2 for...

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ARCHER2 for Package Users, Online, 13 October 2022 10:00 - 16:00 BST ARCHER2 Image and Video Competition 2022 - Deadline extended to 30th September 2022 ARCHER2 Embedded CSE (eCSE) and Early Career eCSE Panel Observers calls Access to HPC Call open Recently added Known Issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training ARCHER2 for...

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State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II - Service desk closed The MITgcm user’s guide to ARCHER2, Online webinar, Wednesday 14th September 2022 15:00 - 16:00 BST ARCHER2 for Package Users, Online, 13 October 2022 10:00 - 16:00 BST ARCHER2 Image and Video Competition 2022 - Deadline extended to 30th September...

ARCHER2 Image Competition 2021 overall winner

The ARCHER2 Image competition is currently open for 2022. Last years overall winning entry was the Early Career video entry: Sea surface temperature (colour) and ice concentration (grey shades) in the Greenland-Scotland Ridge region. Dr Mattia Almansi, Marine Systems Modelling - National Oceoanography Centre The video shows the evolution of...

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Debugging and Optimizing Parallel Codes with Arm Forge - Performance optimization, MAP, and PR - webinar Wednesday 7th September 2022 15:00 - 16:00 BST ARCHER2 for Package Users, Online, 13 October 2022 10:00 - 16:00 BST ARCHER2 Image and Video Competition 2022 ARCHER2 Embedded CSE (eCSE) and Early Career eCSE...

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At-Risk Partial Maintenance: From Monday 12th September Debugging and Optimizing Parallel Codes with Arm Forge - Debugging and DDT, Online webinar Wednesday 31st August 2022 15:00 - 16:00 BST ARCHER2 for Package Users, Online, 13 October 2022 10:00 - 16:00 BST ARCHER2 Image and Video Competition 2022 Access to HPC...

ARCHER2 Image Competition 2021 winning video

The ARCHER2 Image competition is currently open for 2022. Last years winning video was: Shock wave interaction with cavitation bubble. Dr Panagiotis Tsoutsanis, Centre for Computational Engineering Sciences - Cranfield University Interaction of a shock wave moving with Mach=2.4 and a gas-filled water bubble. These types of cavitation-bubbles can be...

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Maintenance sessions: Wednesdays 24th and 31st August HPC-AI Advisory Council UK conference - extended deadline for abstract submissions: 30th August Introduction to OpenMP, Online, 30th & 31st August, 6th September 2022 09:00 - 17:00 BST Debugging and Optimizing Parallel Codes with Arm Forge - Debugging and DDT, Online webinar Wednesday...

ARCHER2 Image Competition 2021 winning image

The ARCHER2 Image competition is currently open for 2022. Last years winning image was: Acoustic field (yellow and blue) with overlapped velocity isosurface (red) obtained with a coupled LES-High order Acoustic coupled solver of an installed jet case Dr Miguel Moratilla-Vega, Loughborough University/Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering Department The image reveals...

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Maintenance sessions: Wednesdays 24th and 31st August Performance of different routing protocols on ARCHER2: OpenFabrics and UCX - Wednesday date 17th August 2022 15:00 - 16:00 BST Efficient Parallel IO, Online, 23 August 2022 09:30 - 16:30 BST Introduction to OpenMP, Online, 30th & 31st August, 6th September 2022 09:00...

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Performance of different routing protocols on ARCHER2: OpenFabrics and UCX - Wednesday date 17th August 2022 15:00 - 16:00 BST ARCHER2 Image and Video Competition 2022 AMD Optimising CPU Libraries (AOCL) module available Efficient Parallel IO, Online, 23 August 2022 09:30 - 16:30 BST Access to HPC Call open Recently...

ARCHER2 Image and Video Competition 2022

Share your images and videos to support excellence and promote the contribution of ARCHER and ARCHER2 to outstanding research. The winner of the competition will be awarded £250. The winning image or video, along with a selection of other entries, will also be featured on the ARCHER2 website and in...

How to prepare a successful Technical Assessment

There are a number of ways to get access to ARCHER2 (see https://www.archer2.ac.uk/support-access/access.html), and all of the ways that provide a significant amount of compute time require the completion of a Technical Assessment (TA). TAs are meant to ensure that it is technically feasible to run the applications users have...

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Automated service monitoring in the deployment of ARCHER2, Online webinar, Wednesday 3rd August 2022 13:00 - 14:00 BST Efficient Parallel IO, Online, 23 August 2022 09:30 - 16:30 BST Pre-announcement of the HPC-AI Advisory Council UK conference: 19/20 October 2022, Leicester. Access to HPC Call open Recently added Known Issues...

ARCHER2 Training course report: GROMACS for ARCHER2 users

EPCC provides a variety of training courses as part of the ARCHER2 national supercomputing service. These include introductory, advanced, and domain-specific options. Stephen Farr reports on a recent GROMACS course delivered as part of the ARCHER2 Training. A course which we have recently delivered is “Introduction to GROMACS”. GROMACS is...

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Performance of MPI+OpenMP on ARCHER2, Online webinar, Wednesday 27th July 2022 15:00 - 16:00 BST Goal-oriented mesh adaptation for Firedrake, Online webinar, Thursday 28th July 2022 15:00 - 16:00 BST Efficient Parallel IO, Online, 23 August 2022 09:30 - 16:30 BST Access to HPC Call open Recently added Known Issues...

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Performance of different routing protocols on ARCHER2: OpenFabrics and UCX, Online webinar, Wednesday 20th July 2022 15:00 - 16:00 BST Plotting and Programming with Python, Online training, 25 July 2022 10:00 - 17:00 BST HPC Carpentry, Online, 26 - 27 July 2022 09:30 - 16:00 BST Access to HPC Call...

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Performance of Parallel IO on ARCHER2, Online webinar, Wednesday 13th July 2022 15:00 - 16:00 BST Data Carpentry, Online training, 18 - 21 July 2022 09:30 - 13:00 BST Plotting and Programming with Python, Online training, 25 July 2022 10:00 - 17:00 BST Performance of different routing protocols on ARCHER2:...

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Performance of Parallel IO on ARCHER2, Online webinar, Wednesday 13th July 2022 15:00 - 16:00 BST Data Carpentry, Online training, 18 - 21 July 2022 09:30 - 13:00 BST Plotting and Programming with Python, Online training, 25 July 2022 10:00 - 17:00 BST Performance of different routing protocols on ARCHER2:...

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ARM Forge now available ARCHER2 Annual User Survey 2021-22 - closing tomorrow Data Carpentry, Online training, 18 - 21 July 2022 09:30 - 13:00 BST Performance of different routing protocols on ARCHER2: OpenFabrics and UCX, Online webinar, Wednesday 20th July 2022 15:00 - 16:00 BST Recently added Known Issues Upcoming...

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New HPE Cray Programming Environment (CPE) 22.04 available Advanced Message-Passing Programming, Online training, 29 - 30 June 2022 09:30 - 17:00 GMT Data Carpentry, Online training, 18 - 21 July 2022 09:30 - 13:00 BST ARCHER2 Annual User Survey 2021-22 - closing next week Recently added Known Issues Upcoming ARCHER2...

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Modelling Cake Formation in a Centrifugal Filter using the Discrete Element Method on ARCHER2, Online webinar, Wednesday 15th June 2022 15:00 - 16:00 BST SC22 SciViz Showcase call Advanced Message-Passing Programming, Online training, 29 - 30 June 2022 09:30 - 17:00 GMT GPU Programming with CUDA, The Open University, Milton...

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Modelling Cake Formation in a Centrifugal Filter using the Discrete Element Method on ARCHER2, Online webinar, Wednesday 15th June 2022 15:00 - 16:00 BST ARCHER2 Annual User Survey 2021-22 ARCHER2 Embedded CSE (eCSE) call Recently added Known Issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training Modelling Cake Formation in a Centrifugal Filter using the...

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ARCHER2 Platinum Jublilee Holiday ARCHER2 Reservations via SAFE ARCHER2 Changes to default versions of CASTEP, ONETEP, VASP6 ARCHER2 Annual User Survey 2021-22 ARCHER2 Embedded CSE (eCSE) call Recently added Known Issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training ARCHER2 Platinum Jubilee Holidays The ARCHER2 Service Desk will be closed on Thursday 2nd June and...

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A CFD tool for the simulation of renewable energy devices using GPU accelerated hardware, Online webinar, Wednesday 25th May 2022 15:00 - 16:00 BST ARCHER2 Annual User Survey 2021-22 ARCHER2 Embedded CSE (eCSE) call Recently added Known Issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training A CFD tool for the simulation of renewable energy...

Getting started using ARCHER2 and HPC

The Service Desk team have helped more than a few people get from ‘zero’ to ‘HPC whizz’, so here we summarise all the useful information we have compiled over the years. This isn’t meant as a how-to guide, but a signpost to all the resources and materials which we think...

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Centrally supported software list update Dynamic hydrogen-bond networks for pH sensing at the membrane interface, webinar, Wednesday 18th May 2022 15:00 - 16:00 BST ARCHER2 Annual User Survey 2021-22 ARCHER2 Embedded CSE (eCSE) call Recently added Known Issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training Centrally supported software list update The CSE team is...

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ARCHER2 Annual User Survey 2021-22 Large node count jobs now more stable ARCHER2 Embedded CSE (eCSE) call Recently added Known Issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training ARCHER2 Annual User Survey 2021-22 We are committed to continually improving the ARCHER2 Service and would like to request your input to help us understand what...

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Performance Analysis Workshop (Scalasca) Online 9 - 10 May 2022 09:30 - 16:30 BST ARCHER2 Embedded CSE (eCSE) call Recently added Known Issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training Performance Analysis Workshop (Scalasca) Online 9 - 10 May 2022 09:30 - 16:30 BST Scalasca is a software tool that supports the performance optimization...

Business continuity management for ARCHER2

If you run a data centre building full of expensive kit used to run a variety of services including ARCHER2, how do you minimise the chances of something negatively impacting the services you run, and how do you decide what to work on first if something does happen that impacts...

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Assessing the nature and role of band alignment of copper oxides heterostructures, Online webinar, Wednesday 27th April 2022 15:00 - 16:00 Plotting and Programming with Python, Online, 28 April 2022 10:00 - 17:00 BST Performance Analysis Workshop (Scalasca) Online 9 - 10 May 2022 09:30 - 16:30 BST Survey on...

The ARCHER2 eCSE Programme – software development opportunities for PDRAs and RSEs

The eCSE is a funding programme that provides the opportunity for UK based researchers to secure funding for PDRAs and RSEs to carry out software development projects aimed at codes to be run on ARCHER2. With regular calls for funding, this is a key opportunity to enhance the performance and...

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High-resolution prediction of wind profile and wind turbine aerodynamics using CFD and HPC, Online webinar, Wednesday 20th April 2022 15:00 - 16:00 BST ARCHER2 for Data Scientists, Online, 22 April 2022 10:00 - 17:30 BST Plotting and Programming with Python, Online, 28 April 2022 10:00 - 17:00 BST FHI-aims now...

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Introduction to ARCHER2 for Software Developers Online, 19 - 20 April 2022 10:00 - 16:00 BST ARCHER2 for Data Scientists, Online, 22 April 2022 10:00 - 17:30 BST High-resolution prediction of wind profile and wind turbine aerodynamics using CFD and HPC, Online webinar, Wednesday 20th April 2022 15:00 - 16:00...

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Introduction to ARCHER2 for Software Developers ARCHER2 for Data Scientists, Online, 22 April 2022 10:00 - 17:30 BST Recently added Known Issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training Introduction to ARCHER2 for Software Developers Online, 19 - 20 April 2022 10:00 - 16:00 BST The lesson aims to answer the following questions: What...

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Efficient use of the HPE Cray EX Supercomputer ARCHER2 Introduction to ARCHER2 for Software Developers Recently added Known Issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training Efficient use of the HPE Cray EX Supercomputer ARCHER2 Online, 5 - 7 April 2022 09:00 - 17:00 BST This three day workshop will provide attendees with the...

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Slurm Maintenance, Wednesday 30th March Advanced use of LAMMPS Efficient use of the HPE Cray EX Supercomputer ARCHER2 Introduction to ARCHER2 for Software Developers Recently added Known Issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training Slurm Maintenance Wednesday 30th March There will be a short interruption to the slurm batch system next Wednesday 30th...

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Message-passing programming with MPI, Online, 23, 24 and 31 March 2022 09:00 - 16:30 GMT, 09:00 - 15:00 BST on final day Advanced use of LAMMPS Efficient use of the HPE Cray EX Supercomputer ARCHER2 Recently added Known Issues Upcoming ARCHER2 training Message-passing programming with MPI Online 23, 24 and...

Commercial access to ARCHER2 and Cirrus

EPCC provides world-class supercomputing and data facilities and services for science and business. We are a leading centre in the field, renowned globally for research, innovation and teaching excellence. EPCC has three key foundations: the hosting, provision and management of high performance computing (HPC) and data facilities for academia and...

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Recently added Known Issues UK wide Research and Innovation (R&I) Workforce Survey CASTEP 21.1.1 available Message-passing programming with MPI, Online, 23, 24 and 31 March 2022 09:00 - 16:30 GMT, 09:00 - 15:00 BST on final day Upcoming ARCHER2 training Recently added Known Issues The “Known Issues” page of the...

UK wide Research and Innovation (R&I) Workforce Survey

All ARCHER2 users are encouraged to take part in the first UK wide Research and Innovation (R&I) Workforce Survey which is currently open for submissions (see below). The first UK wide survey of the Research and Innovation workforce: You are invited to take part in the first UK wide Research...

Investigating the performance of NAMD and NEMO on ARCHER2

In this blog, I will show results for the optimisation and tuning of NAMD and NEMO based on the ARCHER2 architecture. We looked at the placement of parallel processes and varying the runtime configurations to generalise optimisations for different architectures to guide users in their own performance tests. We found...

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The Hitchhikers’ Guide to ARCHER2, Online webinar, Wednesday 2nd March 2022 15:00 - 16:00 ARCHER2 for Package Users, Online, 10 March 2022 10:00 - 16:00 GMT Message-passing programming with MPI, Online, 23, 24 and 31 March 2022 09:00 - 16:30 GMT, 09:00 - 15:00 BST on final day Upcoming ARCHER2...

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The Hitchhikers’ Guide to ARCHER2, Online webinar, Wednesday 2nd March 2022 15:00 - 16:00 Message-passing programming with MPI, Online, 23, 24 and 31 March 2022 09:00 - 16:30 GMT, 09:00 - 15:00 GMT on final day ARCHER2 for Package Users, Online, 10 March 2022 10:00 - 16:00 GMT ARCHER2 for...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

The Hitchhikers’ Guide to ARCHER2, Online webinar, Wednesday 2nd March 2022 15:00 - 16:00 ARCHER2 for Data Scientists, Online, 28 February 2022 10:00 - 17:00 GMT ARCHER2 Embedded CSE (eCSE) call Upcoming ARCHER2 training The Hitchhikers’ Guide to ARCHER2 Online webinar, Wednesday 2nd March 2022 15:00 - 16:00 ARCHER2 is...

Computing Insight UK: Lots of computing, insights, and nice to be back meeting in person!

In December EPCC was involved in attending and contributing to Computing Insight UK (CIUK) which was held in Manchester over two days. With players from across UK academia and industry, this annual conference focusses on the UK’s contribution to HPC and is a great opportunity to hear about new trends,...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

ARCHER2 Embedded CSE (eCSE) call Upcoming ARCHER2 training ARCHER2 Embedded CSE (eCSE) call We are very pleased to announce that the 6th ARCHER2 eCSE call (ARCHER2 eCSE06) is now open for proposals. The deadline for submitting documents for technical evaluation is 16:00 on 22nd Feb 2022 with the final deadline...

Software usage data on ARCHER2

In this blog, I will introduce how we collect software usage data from Slurm on ARCHER2, introduce the sharing of this data on the ARCHER2 public website and then have a look at differences (or not!) in software usage on ARCHER2 between two months: December 2021: the initial access period...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

QM/MM with GROMACS + CP2K online self-service course Paper submissions invited for pilot HPC ReproHack International HPC Summer School 2022 ARCHER2 Embedded CSE (eCSE) call Upcoming ARCHER2 training QM/MM with GROMACS + CP2K online self-service course This course explains key aspects relating to the use of QM/MM for biomolecular simulation...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

ARCHER2 Driving Test Introduction to ARCHER2 for Software Developers, Online, 31 January - 1 February 2022 10:00 - 16:00 GMT International HPC Summer School 2022 ARCHER2 Embedded CSE (eCSE) call Upcoming ARCHER2 training ARCHER2 Driving Test We are delighted to announce that the ARCHER2 Driving Test is now available. The...

ARCHER2 Driving Test launched

We are delighted to announce that the ARCHER2 Driving Test is now available. The ARCHER2 Driving Test is an online assessment tool which allows those new to ARCHER2 to demonstrate that they are sufficiently familiar with ARCHER2 and HPC to start making use of it. It is suitable for anyone...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

High-performance materials modelling using CASTEP on ARCHER2, Online, Wednesday 19th January 2022 15:00 - 16:00 Introduction to ARCHER2 for Software Developers, Online, 31 January - 1 February 2022 10:00 - 16:00 GMT ARCHER2 Embedded CSE (eCSE) call Upcoming ARCHER2 training High-performance materials modelling using CASTEP on ARCHER2 Webinar Wednesday 19th...

Disaster recovery testing to improve resilience

To keep the ARCHER2 National HPC Service running around the clock requires specialised staff, covering everything from the Service Desk and science support, through to hardware maintenance and data-centre hosting, alongside third-party suppliers for power, networking, accommodation, and so on. Coordinating these elements is a complex task, even in normal...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

ARCHER2 Full System Transition Modelling volcanic plumes using ARCHER2, Webinar Wednesday 12th January 2022 15:00 - 16:00 Integrating discrete exterior calculus (DEC) into the ParaFEM library, Webinar Thursday 13th January 2022 15:00 - 16:00 ARCHER2 Embedded CSE (eCSE) call Upcoming ARCHER2 training ARCHER2 Full System Transition Charging was enabled on...

ARCHER2 4Cabinet System closure: Monday 10th January 12:00 GMT

This morning, we were notified by HPE that the ARCHER2 4Cabinet system will be removed from service on Monday 10th January at 12:00 GMT. Users will be unable to access the system after this time. Please ensure you have removed any data (including software) that you require that is stored...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

ARCHER2 Full System Transition ARCHER2 Embedded CSE (eCSE) call Upcoming ARCHER2 training ARCHER2 Full System Transition Charging is enabled on ARCHER2 full system from 4th January 2022. This means that all jobs which end after 10:00 GMT on Tuesday 4th January will be charged. As the future of the ARCHER2...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

ARCHER2 Full System Transition ARCHER2 Festive Period ARCHER2 login nodes ARCHER2 Embedded CSE (eCSE) call Upcoming ARCHER2 training ARCHER2 Full System Transition Charging will be enabled on ARCHER2 full system on 4th January 2022. As the future of the ARCHER2 4-Cabinet system is unclear beyond 4th January 2022, please remove...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

ARCHER2 Full System Transition ARCHER2 Festive Period ARCHER2 login nodes ARCHER2 Embedded CSE (eCSE) call Efficient Parallel IO on ARCHER2, Online 11 January 2022 09:30 - 17:00 Upcoming ARCHER2 training ARCHER2 Full System Transition Charging will be enabled on ARCHER2 full system on 4th January 2022. As the future of...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Data Transfer of /work - a reminder ARCHER2 Embedded CSE (eCSE) call Invitation to request a copy of the ARCHER2 Calendar 2022 Efficient Parallel IO on ARCHER2, Online 11 January 2022 09:30 - 17:00 Upcoming ARCHER2 training Data Transfer of /work - a reminder A reminder that users are responsible...

ARCHER2 Sixth Embedded CSE (eCSE) call

We are very pleased to announce that the 6th ARCHER2 eCSE call (ARCHER2 eCSE06) is now open for proposals. The deadline for submitting documents for technical evaluation is 16:00 on 22nd Feb 2022 with the final deadline for proposal submission being 16:00 on 15th Mar 2022. Embedded CSE (eCSE) support...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

ARCHER2 User drop-in session, Online, 1 December 2021 14:00 - 16:00 Invitation to request a copy of the ARCHER2 Calendar 2022 Efficient Parallel IO on ARCHER2, Online 11 January 2022 09:30 - 17:00 ARCHER2 for Package Users, Online, 2 December 2021 10:00 - 16:00 Data Transfer of /work - a...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Budgets on ARCHER2 full system Computing Insight UK 2021 ARCHER2 Image and Video Competition 2021 results ARCHER2 User drop-in session, Online, 1 December 2021 14:00 - 16:00 ARCHER2 for Software Developers, Online, 29 - 30 November 2021 10:00 - 16:00 ARCHER2 for Package Users, Online, 2 December 2021 10:00 -...

Introducing the ARCHER2 full system

The ARCHER2 full system was opened to users on the morning of Monday 22 November 2021. In this blog post I introduce the full system and its capabilities, and look forward to additional developments on the service in the future. TL;DR For those who just want to get stuck in...

ARCHER2 Image and Video Competition 2021 Results

Thank you to everyone who submitted images and videos to this year’s competition. The outstanding range of entries made judging a most enjoyable experience with so many great demonstrations of the important work being done using ARCHER2 . We are pleased to announce the winners as follows: Winning Image: Dr...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Introduction to the full ARCHER2 system, Webinar, Wednesday 17th November 2021 15:00 - 16:00 TODAY EPSRC Access to HPC call ARCHER2 for Software Developers, Online, 29 - 30 November 2021 10:00 - 16:00 ARCHER2 for Package Users, Online, 2 December 2021 10:00 - 16:00 Upcoming ARCHER2 training Introduction to the...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Introduction to the full ARCHER2 system, Webinar, Wednesday 17th November 2021 15:00 - 16:00 EPSRC Access to HPC call ARCHER2 for Software Developers, Online, 29 - 30 November 2021 10:00 - 16:00 ARCHER2 for Package Users, Online, 2 December 2021 10:00 - 16:00 HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access visitor programme Upcoming ARCHER2...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Preparation for transition to full system EPSRC Access to HPC call ARCHER2 for Software Developers, Online, 29 - 30 November 2021 10:00 - 16:00 GMT HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access visitor programme Upcoming ARCHER2 training Preparation for transition to full system We are working behind-the-scenes to prepare projects for the transition to...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Preparation for transition to full system EPSRC Access to HPC call Parallel IO on ARCHER2, Online, Wednesday 20th October 2021 15:00 - 16:00 BST Understanding Package Performance, Online, 28 October 2021 09:30 - 16:30 BST ARCHER2 for Software Developers, Online, 29 - 30 November 2021 10:00 - 16:00 GMT HPC-Europa3...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Preparation for transition to full system EPSRC Access to HPC call Parallel IO on ARCHER2, Online, Wednesday 20th October 2021 15:00 - 16:00 BST Understanding Package Performance, Online, 28 October 2021 09:30 - 16:30 BST ARCHER2 for Software Developers, Online, 29 - 30 November 2021 10:00 - 16:00 GMT ARCHER2...

Access to HPC call open

We are pleased to announce that the latest EPSRC Access to HPC call has been opened today. The services available are: tier 1 ARCHER2, for simulations and calculations that need parallelised processing cores tier 2 services with a range of architectures for different computational needs. Deadline for submission of TAs...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Introduction to CP2K, Online, 11 - 12 October 2021 13:00 - 16:00 BST Understanding Package Performance, Online, 28 October 2021 09:30 - 16:30 BST ARCHER2 for Software Developers, Online, 29 - 30 November 2021 10:00 - 16:00 GMT Cirrus: Accelerated Computing Resource for Researchers, Online webinars, Tuesday 12th October 2021...

ISO External Audit Success

EPCC are delighted to be able to announce that we have passed our ISO 9001 Quality and 27001 Information Security external audits with flying colours. We put the highest importance on service delivery and secure handling of customer data throughout the year. Despite this, it is still a nerve racking...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

ARCHER2 Maintenance - Thursday 30th September ARCHER2 Image and Video Competition 2021 - Closing date extended to 17th October Name change for ARCHER2 4 Cabinet System ARCHER2 Embedded CSE (eCSE) and Early Career eCSE Panel Observers calls HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access visitor programme First year of the ARCHER2 training service: a...

DEA Audits – a world of pain

In spring 2020 EPCC became one of the very few organisations in the UK to become accredited data processors under the Digital Economy Act (DEA), one of exactly 8 accredited data processors in the UK! This was for the hosting and technical management of the National Safe Haven. EPCC is...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Name change for ARCHER2 4 Cabinet System ARCHER2 Embedded CSE (eCSE) and Early Career eCSE Panel Observers calls ARCHER2 Image and Video Competition 2021 First year of the ARCHER2 training service: a retrospective and forward look - Webinar Advanced OpenMP, Online, 5 and 8 October 2021 09:00 - 17:00 BST...

Using Containers to Install GUI-based Tools on ARCHER2

We have all become accustomed to having a wide range of pre and post-processing tools available to us on our laptops, which can make working on the login nodes of a large HPC system such as ARCHER2 rather inconvenient if your favourite tools aren’t available. On something fairly standard like...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

ARCHER2 Embedded CSE (eCSE) and Early Career eCSE Panel Observers calls ARCHER2 Image and Video Competition 2021 Advanced OpenMP, Online, 5 and 8 October 2021 09:00 - 17:00 BST ARCHER2 for Software Developers, Online, 18 - 19 October 2021 10:00 - 16:00 BST Upcoming ARCHER2 training ARCHER2 Embedded CSE (eCSE)...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

ARCHER2 Embedded CSE (eCSE) and Early Career eCSE Panel Observers calls ARCHER2 Image and Video Competition 2021 HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access visitor programme Upcoming ARCHER2 training ARCHER2 Embedded CSE (eCSE) and Early Career eCSE Panel Observers calls ARCHER2 Embedded CSE (eCSE) call We are very pleased to announce that the 5th...

ARCHER2 Image and Video Competition 2021

Share your images and videos to support excellence and promote the contribution of ARCHER and ARCHER2 to outstanding research. The winner of the competition will be awarded £250. The winning image or video, along with a selection of other entries, will also be featured on the ARCHER2 website and in...

A Container Factory for HPC

This blog post follows on from “HPC Containers?”, which showed how to run a containerized GROMACS application across multiple compute nodes. The purpose of this post is to explain how that container was made. We turn now to the container factory, the environment within which containers are first created and...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

ARCHER2 Image and Video Competition 2021 ARCHER2 for software package users, Online, 31 August 2021 10:00 - 16:00 BST Performance Optimisation on AMD EPYC, Online, 7 - 8 September 2021 9:30-17:30, 9:30-16:00 BST HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access visitor programme Upcoming ARCHER2 training ARCHER2 Image and Video Competition 2021 The ARCHER2 Image...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Performance Optimisation on AMD EPYC, Online, 7 - 8 September 2021 9:30-17:30, 9:30-16:00 BST ARCHER2 for software package users, Online, 31 August 2021 10:00 - 16:00 BST HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access visitor programme Upcoming ARCHER2 training Performance Optimisation on AMD EPYC Online, 7 - 8 September 2021 9:30-17:30, 9:30-16:00 BST This...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Update to VASP 6 version: VASP 6.2.1 and removal of old versions ARCHER2 for software package users, Online, 31 August 2021 10:00 - 16:00 BST HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access visitor programme Introduction to using Firedrake on ARCHER2, Online, 23 August 2021 13:00 - 17:00 BST (12:00 - 16:00 UTC) Upcoming ARCHER2...

HPC Containers?

Containers are a convenient means of encapsulating complex software environments, but can this convenience be realised for parallel research codes? Running such codes costs money, which means that code performance is often tuned to specific supercomputer platforms. Therefore, for containers to be useful in the world of HPC, it must...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access visitor programme Introduction to using Firedrake on ARCHER2, Online, 23 August 2021 13:00 - 17:00 BST (12:00 - 16:00 UTC) Upcoming ARCHER2 training HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access visitor programme Call for applications: next closing date 9th September 2021. HPC-Europa3 funds collaborative research visits for computational scientists in any...

ARCHER2 final cabinets arrive

This week the final cabinets to complete the full ARCHER2 system have arrived onsite in Edinburgh on multiple trucks. The boxes were so large that doors had to be removed. All cabinets are now safely in place, with water cooling enabled. Further work to integrate them into the system is...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access visitor programme Introduction to using Firedrake on ARCHER2, Online, 23 August 2021 13:00 - 17:00 BST (12:00 - 16:00 UTC) Upcoming ARCHER2 training HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access visitor programme Call for applications: next closing date 9th September 2021. HPC-Europa3 funds collaborative research visits for computational scientists in any...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Introduction to using Firedrake on ARCHER2, Online, 23 August 2021 13:00 - 17:00 BST (12:00 - 16:00 UTC) Parallel Performance Analysis using Scalasca, Online, Tues 27th and Thurs 29th July 2021 09:30 - 16:30 BST Upcoming ARCHER2 training Introduction to using Firedrake on ARCHER2 Online, 23 August 2021 13:00 -...

ARCHER2 Job Priority

An HPC service such as ARCHER2 manages thousands of user-submitted jobs per day. A scheduler is used to accept, prioritise and run this work. In order to control how jobs are scheduled all schedulers have features for defining the manner in which work is prioritised. On the ARCHER and ARCHER2...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Parallel Performance Analysis using Scalasca, Online, Tues 27th and Thurs 29th July 2021 09:30 - 16:30 BST Upcoming ARCHER2 training Parallel Performance Analysis using Scalasca Online, Tues 27th and Thurs 29th July 2021 09:30 - 16:30 BST Scalasca is a software tool that supports the performance optimization of parallel programs...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Parallel Performance Analysis using Scalasca, Online, Tues 27th and Thurs 29th July 2021 09:30 - 16:30 BST Upcoming ARCHER2 training Parallel Performance Analysis using Scalasca Online, Tues 27th and Thurs 29th July 2021 09:30 - 16:30 BST Scalasca is a software tool that supports the performance optimization of parallel programs...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Parallel Performance Analysis using Scalasca, Online, Tues 27th and Thurs 29th July 2021 09:30 - 16:30 BST Upcoming ARCHER2 training Parallel Performance Analysis using Scalasca Online, Tues 27th and Thurs 29th July 2021 09:30 - 16:30 BST Scalasca is a software tool that supports the performance optimization of parallel programs...

CSE Team gain access to the main ARCHER2 system

Today saw a significant milestone in our move towards our full 23 cabinet ARCHER2 system. A small group of CSE staff gained access to the main HPE Cray EX supercomputing system today and are currently putting it through its paces. Andy, William, David, Adrian, Julien and Kevin will be testing...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Reproducible computational environments using containers - Introduction to Docker and Singularity 28 - 29 July 2021 10:00 - 16:00 BST Advanced MPI online training course 14 and 16 July 2021 09:30 - 17:00 BST ARCHER2 Maintenance 29th June Research Software Engineers in HPC: Creating Community, Building Careers, Addressing Challenges (RSE-HPC-2021)...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

ARCHER2 Code of Conduct Software Carpentry course, 21 - 24 June 2021 09:30 - 13:00 BST Upcoming ARCHER2 training ARCHER2 Code of Conduct We have recently published a new ARCHER2 Code of Conduct that covers all aspects of the service. The Code of Conduct can be summarised in the following...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Data Carpentry course, 14 - 17 June 2021 09:30 - 13:00 BST Software Carpentry course, 21 - 24 June 2021 09:30 - 13:00 BST Upcoming ARCHER2 training Data Carpentry course 14 - 17 June 2021 09:30 - 13:00 BST Data Carpentry develops and teaches workshops on the fundamental data skills...

Training on ARCHER2, what's next?

The first year of the ARCHER2 service has been very challenging, mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, we have successfully delivered a fully online training programme. Since April 2020, a total of 66 days of training were delivered under the ARCHER2 service. We have used Blackboard Collaborate software for...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Data Carpentry course, 14 - 17 June 2021 09:30 - 13:00 BST Software Carpentry course, 21 - 24 June 2021 09:30 - 13:00 BST Changes to OpenMPI modules on ARCHER2 Upcoming ARCHER2 training Data Carpentry course 14 - 17 June 2021 09:30 - 13:00 BST Data Carpentry develops and teaches...

Meet the ARCHER2 team – UKRI

ARCHER2 is funded by UKRI through two partner councils, EPSRC and NERC, who started building the case for the system back in 2016. Rebecca How from EPSRC’s Research Infrastructure team joined the ARCHER2 project in January 2019, taking over the Project Manager role for the upcoming service, while also acting...

ARCHER2 MPI with OpenMP mini-app benchmarks

Quite a few application codes running on ARCHER2 are implemented using both MPI and OpenMP. This introduces an extra parameter that determines performance on a given number of nodes - the number of OpenMP threads per MPI process. The optimum value depends on the application, but is also influenced by...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

HPC Carpentry course, 2 - 3 June 2021 09:30 - 16:00 BST Data Carpentry course, 14 - 17 June 2021 09:30 - 13:00 BST Software Carpentry course, 21 - 24 June 2021 09:30 - 13:00 BST Changes to OpenMPI modules on ARCHER2 Upcoming ARCHER2 training HPC Carpentry course 2 -...

Software use on ARCHER2 - an initial look

Back in February, I reviewed the usage of different research software on ARCHER over a large period of its life. Now we have just come to the end of the first month of charged use on the ARCHER2 4-cabinet system I thought it would be interesting to have an initial...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Message-Passing Programming with MPI - new Online self-service course VASP modules updated RDFaaS available from ARCHER2 Upcoming ARCHER2 training Message-Passing Programming with MPI We are pleased to announce our new Online Self-Service Message-passing Programming with MPI is now available. Earlier this year we launched the Online Self-Service Shared Memory Programming...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Removal of VASP MKL modules and new versions available Low priority jobs on ARCHER2 ARCHER2 Embedded CSE (eCSE) call HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access visitor programme Call closes tomorrow Upcoming ARCHER2 training Removal of VASP MKL modules and new versions available Investigation of the output from VASP compiled with the Intel MKL...

Urgent atmospheric modelling of an active volcano using ARCHER2

In the evening of March 19th 2021 a volcanic eruption started in Fagradalsfjall, Iceland. Although the episode posed no threat to aviation (no ash was produced), significant amounts of volcanic gases were (and still are being) released. Such gases can cause respiratory problems, and if the concentrations are high enough,...

Attending the “Efficient use of the HPE Cray EX Supercomputer ARCHER2” course

With the end of the ARCHER service in January 2021, the ARCHER2 4-cabinet pilot system has now been operating as the national service for three months. A new architecture, programming environments, tools and scheduling system is a new challenge for users to experiment with and discover techniques to achieve optimal...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Low priority jobs on ARCHER2 ARCHER2 Embedded CSE (eCSE) call HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access visitor programme Upcoming ARCHER2 training Low priority jobs on ARCHER2 The ARCHER2 system now supports low priority jobs which allow users to run jobs at no charge when there is space on the system. To run low...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

HPE Cray Programming Environment Version 21.03 HPC TopUp call closing ARCHER2 Embedded CSE (eCSE) call RDFaaS available from ARCHER2 HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access visitor programme Upcoming ARCHER2 training HPE Cray Programming Environment Version 21.03 A new version of the HPE Cray Programming Environment (Version 21.03) has been added to ARCHER2. The...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

ARCHER2 Embedded CSE (eCSE) call RDFaaS available from ARCHER2 HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access visitor programme Upcoming ARCHER2 training ARCHER2 Embedded CSE (eCSE) call We are very pleased to announce that the 4th ARCHER2 eCSE call (ARCHER2 eCSE04) is now open for proposals. The deadline for submitting documents for technical evaluations is...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Efficient use of the HPE Cray EX Supercomputer ARCHER2, Online training, 20 - 22 April 2021 09:00 - 17:00 BST Understanding Package Performance, Online training, 19 April 2021 9:00 - 16:15 BST RDFaaS available from ARCHER2 HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access visitor programme Upcoming ARCHER2 training Efficient use of the HPE Cray...

Meet the ARCHER2 team - HPC Systems

The HPC Systems Team provides the System Development and System Operations functions for ARCHER2 - but who are we and what do we do? We are a team of 15 System Administrators and Developers who work to deploy, manage and maintain the services and systems offered by EPCC, as well...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Python on ARCHER2 Webinar Wednesday 7th April 2021 15:00 - 16:00 BST Understanding Package Performance, Online training, 19 April 2021 9:00 - 16:15 BST Efficient use of the HPE Cray EX Supercomputer ARCHER2, Online training, 20 - 22 April 2021 09:00 - 17:00 BST HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access visitor programme Upcoming...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

ARCHER2 Charging of Jobs begins 1st April 2021 Service Desk closure over Easter Quantum Computing Without A Quantum Computer, Online webinar, Wednesday 31st March 2021 15:00 - 16:00 BST Access to HPC call open HPC TopUp call open Short Queue on ARCHER2 Upcoming ARCHER2 training ARCHER2 Charging of Jobs begins...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Containers in HPC, Online webinar, Tuesday 30th March 2021 15:00 - 16:00 BST Quantum Computing Without A Quantum Computer, Online webinar, Wednesday 31st March 2021 15:00 - 16:00 BST ARCHER2 Charging of Jobs Access to HPC call open HPC TopUp call open Introduction to ARCHER2 for software developers, Online course,...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Containers in HPC, Online webinar, Tuesday 30th March 2021 15:00 - 16:00 BST Quantum Computing Without A Quantum Computer, Online webinar, Wednesday 31st March 2021 15:00 - 16:00 BST ARCHER2 Charging of Jobs Access to HPC call open HPC TopUp call open Introduction to ARCHER2 for software developers, Online course,...

Hello ARCHER2 - Install video

We recently received the main ARCHER2 hardware at the ACF and our team recorded the process of installation as this exciting new system was deployed. You’ll see large “Mountain” cabinets being deployed each of which holds 256 Compute Nodes with 128 CPU cores each as well as a number of...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Exploding, forming and disentangling stars with HPC, Online webinar, Wednesday 10th March 2021 15:00 - 16:00 GMT Access to HPC call open HPC TopUp call open Introduction to ARCHER2 for software developers, Online course, 29 - 30 March 2021 10:00 - 16:00 BST Upcoming ARCHER2 training Exploding, forming and disentangling...

Future investment in Science

It seems strange to be thinking about how to justify investment in ARCHER3 and beyond, with ARCHER2 not fully in service yet, but it is never too early to start planning this. ARCHER generated a significant amount of world-leading science and we fully anticipate ARCHER2 will as well. It is...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Exploding, forming and disentangling stars with HPC, Online webinar, Wednesday 10th March 2021 15:00 - 16:00 BST Access to HPC call open EPCC GPU Hackathon 19-28 April 2021 - Deadline extended Upcoming ARCHER2 training Exploding, forming and disentangling stars with HPC Online webinar, Wednesday 10th March 2021 15:00 - 16:00...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Message-passing programming with MPI, Online, 17, 22 and 24 March 2021 Shared Memory programming with OpenMP, Online self-service course EPCC GPU Hackathon 19-28 April 2021 - Deadline extended Upcoming ARCHER2 training Message-passing programming with MPI Online, 17, 22 and 24 March 2021, 09:30 - 17:00 GMT, 09:30 - 15:00 GMT...

Hello Archer2

It’s been a busy week at the Advanced Computing Facility (ACF) with the arrival of the remaining ARCHER2 cabinets. The long journey started from the HPE Cray factory in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin (birthtown of Seymour Cray) before arriving in Prestwick airport. It took three separate journeys of four lorries to...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Reminder - ARCHER2 Maintenance Thursday 18th February HPC Carpentry Course 22 - 23 February 2021 10:00 - 16:00 EPCC GPU Hackathon 19-28 April 2021 - Deadline extended ARCHER2 Embedded CSE (eCSE) call - Deadline extended HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access visitor programme Upcoming ARCHER2 training ARCHER2 Maintenance Thursday 18th February 0830 There...

ARCHER Quiz

Having said Farewell to ARCHER, we invite you to try our short quiz, to see how much you can remember about the service.

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

HPC Carpentry Course 22 - 23 February 2021 10:00 - 16:00 EPCC GPU Hackathon 19-28 April 2021 ARCHER2 Embedded CSE (eCSE) call - Deadline extended HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access visitor programme Upcoming ARCHER2 training HPC Carpentry Course 22 - 23 February 2021 10:00 - 16:00 This course introduces accessing remote advanced...

eCSE Panel Meeting - Behind the scenes

The ARCHER2 eCSE programme provides funding to carry out development of software used by the ARCHER2 user community. As part of our commitment to encouraging and developing Early Career Researchers, we offer a small number of early career researchers the opportunity to attend the eCSE Panel Meeting as observers. The...

From the Service Desk

Last week marked the end of the ARCHER Service after seven years. You may have heard some statistics over the last week about ARCHER but I wanted to tell you some from the helpdesk. During the lifetime of ARCHER, the User Support and Systems teams (SP) have resolved 57,489 contractual...

Research Software Use on ARCHER

Now that the ARCHER service has finished, I thought it would be interesting to take a brief look at the use of different research software on the service over its lifetime. ARCHER was in service for over 7 years: from late 2013 until its shutdown in early 2021. Over the...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

eCSE ARCHER2 webinar, Online, TODAY Wednesday 3rd February 2021 15:00 - 16:00 BST EPCC GPU Hackathon 19-28 April 2021 ARCHER2 Embedded CSE (eCSE) call - Deadline extended HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access visitor programme Upcoming ARCHER2 training eCSE ARCHER2 webinar, Online, TODAY Wednesday 3rd February 2021 15:00 - 16:00 BST Through a...

ARCHER Driving Test retrospective

Back in February 2015, a little over a year after the ARCHER service began, EPCC launched an entirely new and innovative access route, for users to get time on ARCHER via a “Driving Test” The idea behind this was to help those who had never used ARCHER, or possibly any...

ARCHER's final moments

As the ARCHER service was switched off, our colleagues at the ACF photographed and recorded ARCHER’s final moments. With a particular thank you to Connor, Aaron, Jordan, Craig and Paul at the ACF and to Spyro for putting this video together, we give you ARCHER’s final moment. It is best...

Farewell to ARCHER

At 8am this morning the ARCHER service was switched off. Funded by EPSRC and NERC, this sees the end of a remarkable service, a service that has acted as the UK’s National HPC Service for the last 7 years. Entering service at the end of 2013, just over 5.6 million...

ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

Welcome to the first ARCHER2 weekly user mailing. End of ARCHER Service EPCC GPU Hackathon 19-28 April 2021 Call for Proposals for HPC Compute Resources from DECI-17 (Tier-1) and EUDAT services and resources for data management ARCHER2 Embedded CSE (eCSE) call - Deadline extended HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access visitor programme Upcoming...

ARCHER2 Early Access - communication and community

We are currently in (or have recently finished, depending on when you read this) the Early Access period for the ARCHER2 service. During this period, users nominated by their peers and the ARCHER2 teams at EPCC and HPE Cray have had access to the ARCHER2 4-cabinet system. The Early User...

ARCHER2 Image and Video Competition 2020 Results

ARCHER Image and Video Competition 2020 : Results Thank you to everyone who submitted images and videos to this year’s competition. The outstanding range of entries made judging a most enjoyable experience with so many great demonstrations of the important work being done using ARCHER . We are pleased to...

External audits and cake in a time of plague

With ARCHER2 part arrived and in early access, and with all the preparation to move from ARCHER to ARCHER2, with staff working remotely from home and all the other work ongoing, why on earth were we preparing for our annual ISO external audit and how could we make it work?...

Testing GROMACS on ARCHER2 4-cab

One of the upsides of working on the ARCHER2 CSE team is that, sometimes, one finds oneself in the interesting position of being the only user on the ARCHER2 four-cabinet system (at least the only apparent user – I’m sure that AdrianJ is lurking on one of the compute nodes...

ARCHER2 eCSE update

The ARCHER2 eCSE (embedded CSE) programme provides funding for software development effort for codes that will run on ARCHER2. This first call under ARCHER, the first of a regular series of ARCHER2 eCSE calls, opened back in May and closed in early July. It had been 2 years since the...

ARCHER2 Image and Video Competition 2020

Share your images and videos to support excellence and promote the contribution of ARCHER and ARCHER2 to outstanding research. The winner of the competition will be awarded £250. The winning image or video, along with a selection of other entries, will also be featured on the ARCHER website and in...

ARCHER2 – Build Timelapse

On the 14th July 2020 the first four cabinets of ARCHER2 arrived at the ACF and over the following few days they were unpacked, moved into position, connected up and ultimately powered up ready to go. Gregor Muir was on hand, capturing the whole process in still images and timelapse...

ARCHER2 Build Intern log

A full week on from the 4 Cab Archer2 installation (affectionately dubbed Mini-Archer2, due to only having 18% of the full Shasta system’s 5848 compute nodes), and life is beginning to quiet down again for the temporary Summer Team at the ACF. This is now the second year that the...

ARCHER2 Build Final Day

Final build day! The final day of the build of our 4 cabinet system. Yesterday saw the system booted and lots of testing carried out. First job of the day was to locate some erroneous cables that were causing power to not be read properly. Troubleshooting then identified the need...

Day 4 of the ARCHER2 Build

Day 4 and the vast majority of the work has been done, with the power commissioned and the management and storage systems configured and tested. As of last night, remote access was also enabled. As we near completion a number of our American colleagues have now left to return to...

Day 3 of the ARCHER2 Build

Day 3 and significant progress has been made. Yesterday saw the fitting of the cooling infrastructure between the mountain cabinets and the CDU. The site’s water supply has now been connected, bled and made live. All the power connections have been made and the CDU has been powered up as...

ARCHER2 – Build Day 2

Yesterday saw the first phase of ARCHER2 arrive on site, with all four Shasta Mountain cabinets moved in to their correct position. The images below show pictures of the back and the front of these cabinets. The red and blue cables are colour coded water pipes for the cooling system,...

ARCHER2 – 4 cabinets arrive

The first phase of ARCHER2 is in Edinburgh! The 4 cabinet Shasta Mountain system, the first phase of the 23 cabinet system, has completed its journey from Chippewa Falls in Wisconsin, making its way from Prestwick airport to Edinburgh this morning. The arrival of these large crates has, I admit,...

ARCHER2 – 4 cabinets ship from the US

Covid-19 has created significant challenges for the delivery of the new ARCHER2 system. It is therefore really exciting to see the first 4 cabinets of ARCHER2 leave Cray/HPE’s factory in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin to begin their journey to Edinburgh. ARCHER2 will replace the current ARCHER system, a Cray XC30, as...

UKRI ARCHER2 update

UKRI are having weekly meetings with the ARCHER2 providers, EPCC and Cray/HPE. We are making good progress and are still on track to start installation of some compute capacity (a pilot system) in mid-July. We are also looking at further ARCHER extensions due to the COVID-19 delay. We now expect...

ARCHER2 Embedded CSE (eCSE) call

We are very pleased to announce that the 1st ARCHER2 eCSE call (ARCHER2 eCSE01) is now open for proposals. The deadline for submitting documents for technical evaluations is 16 June 2020, with the final deadline for proposal submission being 7 July 2020. Embedded CSE (eCSE) support provides funding to the...

UKRI Announce ARCHER2 services contracts awarded

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has awarded contracts to run elements of the next national supercomputer, ARCHER2, which will represent a significant step forward in capability for the UK’s science community. EPCC has been awarded contracts to run the Service Provision (SP) and Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) services for...

First ARCHER2 eCSE Call

The ARCHER2 Embedded (eCSE) Programme: Funding RSE staff Embedded within Research Communities We are pleased to announce that the ARCHER2 service has funding for a significant Embedded CSE (eCSE) programme across the lifetime of the service. The eCSE programme will fund dedicated RSE staff embedded within their research communities to...

Welcome to the ARCHER2 website!

We are pleased to welcome you to the new ARCHER2 website. Here you will find all the information about the service including updates on progress with the installation and setup of the new machine. Some sections of the site are still under development but we are actively working to ensure...

UKRI ARCHER2 Hardware Announcement

Details of the ARCHER2 hardware which will be provided by Cray (an HPE company). Following a procurement exercise, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) are pleased to announce that Cray have been awarded the contract to supply the hardware for the next national supercomputer, ARCHER2. ARCHER2 should be capable on average...