• You may be interested in the free ARCHER webinars and training opportunities coming up in the new year. Summary below and full course details and registration at: http://www.archer.ac.uk/training/



  • JISC are organising a number of workshops in January specifically for researchers that would like to know how to better manage their research software, or have real issues and would like some expert help. The workshops are happening in the locations listed below. Speakers and facilitators are still welcome, so if you feel you have great experience to share, do let Daniela know daniela.duca at jisc.ac.uk

University of Birmingham, 9 January — speakers include Mike Croucher (Research Software Engineer)

London, the British Library, 12 January — speakers include Neil Chue Hong (SSI)

University of Cambridge, 16 January — speakers include Neil Chue Hong (SSI), Stephen Eglen, Kirstie Whitaker and Laurent Gatto (University of Cambridge)

University of Leicester, 19 January — facilitators include Jonathan Tedds, Grant Denkinson, Jon Wakelin (University of Leicester)

Engine Shed, Bristol Temple Meads, 20 January

University of Sheffield, 25 January — speakers include Mike Croucher (Research Software Engineer), Prof Eleni Vasilaki (University of Sheffield), facilitators include Jez Cope (University of Sheffield)

To register for one of the workshops, follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/research-software-management-sharing-and-sustainability-workshop-tickets-29224950614


  • Performance Analysis Workshop – 8-10 February 2017 – University of Southampton 

This workshop is organized by VI-HPS for the UK PRACE Advanced Training Centre in collaboration with the EU Horizon 2020 Performance Optimisation & Productivity Centre of Excellence to:

give an overview of the VI-HPS programming tools suite

explain the functionality of individual tools, and how to use them effectively

offer hands-on experience and expert assistance using the tools

On completion participants should be familiar with common performance analysis and diagnosis techniques and how they can be employed in practice (on a range of HPC systems). Those who prepared their own application test cases will have been coached in the tuning of their measurement and analysis, and provided optimization suggestions.

More info here.