ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

The Hitchhikers’ Guide to ARCHER2

Online webinar, Wednesday 2nd March 2022 15:00 - 16:00

ARCHER2 is the UK’s Tier-1 supercomputing service. First-time users of HPC may be unsure of what to expect, and those coming from other services will notice differences. In this webinar I will provide an overview of the system’s hardware and software and cover basic usage such as logging in, compiling code, and running jobs.

Questions from attendees will be welcome.

This online session is open to all.

Further details and join link:

ARCHER2 for Data Scientists

28 February 2022 10:00 - 17:00 GMT

This one-day introductory course will cover the essentials of ARCHER2, the basic use of core data science packages (e.g., R, Pandas), and data handling best practice.

Further details and join link:

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 for proposal submission being 16:00 on 15th Mar 2022.

Embedded CSE (eCSE) support provides funding to the ARCHER2 user community to develop software in a sustainable manner to run on the ARCHER2 system. For this call, software which results in research which is within the remit of EPSRC is eligible. Funding can be requested for staff located at the institution of the PI, third parties, or can include staff from the centralised CSE support team or a mixture of the above. Proposals may request effort from between 1 and 12 person months (inclusive).

More details of how to apply are available by following the link to the eCSE calls page from here

together with details of the application and review process, assessment criteria eligibility, etc.

eCSE call dates

Deadline for submitting eCSE06 documents for technical evaluation: 16:00 on Tuesday 22nd February 2022

Deadline for final eCSE06 submission: 16:00 Tuesday 15th March 2022

A recent webinar can be found here:

which includes a walk through of the submission of a proposal.

Upcoming ARCHER2 Training

  • Message-passing Programming with MPI, Online, always-open self-service course
  • Shared Memory Programming with OpenMP, Online, always-open self-service course
  • QM/MM with GROMACS + CP2K, Online, Always open - self-service course
  • ARCHER2 for Data Scientists, Online, 28 February 2022 10:00 - 17:00 GMT
  • 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

Further details

New virtual tutorials will be announced soon via: ARCHER2 website:


Recordings of past courses and virtual tutorials can be found here: