Quality & Feedback
Web & Docs
Member of the ARCHER2 Service Desk and User Administration team, administrator for ARCHER2 Training programme, and website development and maintenance.
Outside of work, Clair loves doing word puzzles and cryptic crosswords, and photography in the great outdoors.
Dr Stephen Booth
Stephen has a PhD in physics and has contributed to the HPC services Edinburgh since 1994. He is the primary developer of the SAFE administration and accounting software.
Dr Oliver Brown
Member of the ARCHER2 Service Desk and User Administration team, Technical Assessment reviewer, occasional course helper, and ruthless internal ISO auditor. In his spare time he does a bit of quantum computing.
HPC Systems Specialist - Senior Systems Administrator
[ Systems ]
Paul has overall responsibility for our Supercomputing Data Centre, the Advanced Computing Facility (ACF), along with all of the systems and services we run. Overall responsibility for the team who provide the technical systems administration for the SP service, along with the accommodation services for the hosting of ARCHER2.
Systems Operation function lead
[ Systems ]
Daniel has been at EPCC for over 7 years and is the team leader of the HPC system administrators who build, support and deliver the ARCHER2 service in addition to the underpinning infrastructure. Daniel and the team also look after a number of other diverse HPC systems within the ACF.
Member of the ARCHER2 Service Desk and User Administration team, dealing with user support. Also part of the team who manage the eCSE programme, as well as the feedback, impact and benefits realisation team. She has an unconventional background among EPCC staff, having a degree in Modern and Medieval Languages.”
Dr Chris Johnson
eCSE function lead
[ eCSE ]
Chris is the function lead for the ARCHER2 eCSE programme. He is also a Technical Assessment reviewer.
Systems Development function lead
[ Systems ]
Kieran is the function lead for System Development. Kieran has worked with EPCC since 2013 and works primarily as a project manager supporting development of new services and capabilities.
Prof Mark Parsons
Director of EPCC and Dean of Research Computing. Senior Responsible Owner (SRO) for EPCC for ARCHER2
[ Coordination ]
Prof. Mark Parsons joined EPCC, the supercomputing centre at The University of Edinburgh, in 1994 as a software developer working on several industrial contracts following a PhD in Particle Physics undertaken on the LEP accelerator at CERN in Geneva.
Dr James Richings
[ CSE ]
Dr Juan Rodriguez-Herrera
Juan is the ARCHER2 Training function lead. His main role is tailoring and delivering a training programme that addresses the needs of all users and enables them to make efficient use of the ARCHER2 system. He's also a member of the Service Desk.
Dr Alan Simpson
Alan joined EPCC after completing a PhD in Computational Physics and has taken leading roles in national HPC services since 1994. As ARCHER2 Service Director, he has overall responsibility for delivery of the service to users.
[ Servicedesk ]
Dominic has provided support for national HPC services since 2013 and is currently a member of the ARCHER2 Service Desk team.
Dr Lorna Smith
As the CSE Service deputy director, I tend to be involved in most aspects of the service delivery. However I have a particular role within the eCSE programme, around documentation, outreach and understanding and monitoring emissions as we look towards Net Zero services. Out with work you can find me in my garden or enjoying the chaos of being a Beaver Scout leader.
Dr Andrew Turner
My main role as CSE Architect in the ARCHER2 service is to try to make the service as useful as possible for researchers. I help the team prioritise work to improve the service and try to anticipate future requirements for researchers on ARCHER2. I strongly believe that we can achieve more in research by working together openly in a collegial way and so think that having strong links between the ARCHER2 service and the wider community are vital; and where the critical mass of the ARCHER2 service can have a large impact. To help achieve this I try to maintain strong links with various organisations, such as the Society of Research Software Engineering, the UK HPC-SIG, DiRAC, The Carpentries and various user communities. In my spare time, I can be generally be found out in the countryside somewhere: either under it (caving), over it (bikepacking) or though it (wild swimming).
Anne is the lead on the various ISO certifications that EPCC maintains in quality, information security and with business continuity and disaster recovery coming soon. She is a member of the service desk and uadmin team, dealing with user support, and leads on feedback and impact activities. In her spare time Anne is a keen potter.
Dr Chris Wood
Since joining EPCC in 2018, I’ve been involved in a number of eCSE projects, with a particular interest in supporting users from the environmental and life sciences domains. I’m a course organiser on the MSc that we run, as well as being involved in lecturing on a range of other MSc modules and ARCHER2 training courses, and have recently been awarded a NERC training grant. I also help manage aspects of the ARCHER2 outreach programme, to help explain to the public why ARCHER2 is so important.