ARCHER2 Weekly Newsletter

ARCHER2 GPUs webinar

online, 31st January 2024 14:00 - 16:00 GMT

Please note: The date for this webinar is provisional and will be confirmed once the GPU installation and integration works are all successfully completed.

This user webinar will discuss the new GPU nodes and will have EPCC and HPE staff available to answer questions

This online session is open to all.

Details and join link:

ARCHER2 Celebration of Science - Poster abstract due 23rd January

The ARCHER2 Celebration of Science will take place on the 7th – 8th March 2024 in Edinburgh at South Hall, The University of Edinburgh. We would like to invite the ARCHER2 community to submit posters for presentation at the event. Please complete the Poster Abstract Submission Form and email it by Tuesday 23rd January 2024.

Poster Abstract Submission

The event will provide ARCHER2 users with the opportunity to showcase their science achievements on ARCHER2. The two-day programme will include a variety of talks from members of the ARCHER2 research consortia and other invited presenters involved in the ARCHER2 service, a poster session and a panel session focusing on preparing the UK science community for future Exascale systems. All attendees are welcome to join the drink reception on the evening of the first day.

The event is in-person and there is no registration fee.

Full details and registration:

Advanced OpenMP

Online, 23 - 24 January 2024 09:00 - 17:00 GMT

OpenMP is the industry standard for shared-memory programming, which enables serial programs to be parallelised using compiler directives.This course is aimed at programmers seeking to deepen their understanding of OpenMP and explore some of its more recent and advanced features.

This course will cover topics including nested parallelism, OpenMP tasks, the OpenMP memory model, performance tuning, hybrid OpenMP + MPI, OpenMP implementations, and recently added features in OpenMP.

Hands-on practical programming exercises make up a significant, and integral, part of this course.

Attendees should be familiar with the basics of OpenMP, including parallel regions, data scoping, work sharing directives and synchronisation constructs. Access will be given to appropriate hardware for all the exercises, although many of them can also be performed on a standard Linux laptop.

Further details and registration

Software Carpentry

23 - 25 January 2024 09:30 - 17:00 GMT Barbara Strang Teaching Centre (room 3.30) in The Bedson Building, Newcastle

This course will take place face-to-face at Barbara Strang Teaching Centre (room 3.30) in The Bedson Building, Newcastle

This course will not be streamed online and a recording will not be made.

Target Audience:

Software Carpentry aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including:

  • Program design (Python)
  • Version control with Git
  • The Unix Shell

Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

Further details and registration

WHPC@ISC 2024:

Call for Posters at the International Women in HPC Workshop: Diversifying the HPC Community and Engaging Allies, held in conjunction with ISC High Performance Conference

Date : Monday, May 13 - Wednesday, May 15, 2024 Location : Hamburg, Germany Poster submission deadline : January 22, 2024, AoE

Submission information

WHPC is officially collaborating with ISC24 with our poster session now being a part of the official ISC posters track!

The WHPC poster session at ISC is dedicated to women and individuals from underrepresented groups who are students or are in the early stages of their HPC careers, typically within the first 5 years post-graduation or via a career transition into the field of supercomputing.

We are welcoming a wide range of themes, from technical to non-technical subjects. Examples include early research and projects, reproducibility, career experiences, diversity and inclusion in HPC, and more.

Successful submissions to this session offer unique advantages:

1) WHPC Travel Fellowships: Two £3,000 travel grants are available for successful authors who would not be able to attend the conference otherwise. 2) Mentorship Support: You will receive guidance and support in polishing your poster and presentation. 3) Lightning Talk Opportunity: Showcase your work on stage during the Poster Pitch Session, gaining valuable exposure.

Good luck, and we hope to see you presenting in Hamburg in May!

Upcoming change to SAFE Institutional login

If you use the Institutional login feature in the SAFE you will be familiar with the page that allows you to select which organisation you would like to sign in with. This page (hosted on on is being retired and the SAFE will soon switch to using a local page on that will provide similar functionality.

If you find that you are no longer able to locate your organisation (or have any other problems) after this change please contact the service desk, so that we can investigate.

ARCHER2 User Survey 2023

We are committed to continually improving the ARCHER2 Service and would like to request your input to help us understand what is important to you, where the Service is working well and where there is scope for improvement.

The ARCHER2 Annual User Survey consists of just a few questions and should take only a few minutes of your time to complete. There are opportunities to add more detailed comments if you wish.

For each survey response received, we will donate £1 to Save The Children.
Additionally, if you enter your ARCHER2 username in the final question, then you will be entered into the prize draw to win one of five £50 Amazon vouchers.

Complete the survey

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

The survey will close on Wednesday 31st January 2024 so please ensure you have completed it before then.

Recently added known issues

The “Known Issues” page of the ARCHER2 Documentation lists all current open known issues including a description of the issue, its symptoms and any work-arounds.

  • No recent issues

Upcoming ARCHER2 Training

Further details of upcoming training

We always welcome researchers wishing to present their work in a webinar - please contact the Service Desk if you would be interested in presenting your work.


Recordings of past courses

Recordings of past virtual tutorials