Collaborations Workshop 2019 s.aragon 14 September 2018 - 10:25am
Collaborations Workshop 2019 (CW19) will take place from Monday 1st to Wednesday 3rd April 2019 at Loughborough University in the West Park Teaching Hub. The Software Sustainability Institute’s Collaborations Workshop series brings together researchers, developers, innovators, managers, funders, publishers, leaders and educators to explore best practices and the future of research software.
Survey on the benefits of continuing Fortran standardisation s.aragon 21 September 2018 - 8:59am
The BCS Fortran Group committee has developed a survey to quantify the value of modern Fortran standards to organisations and individuals, and to find out exactly what benefits newer Fortran standards can bring to the community. Please fill in the survey by 31st December 2018.
Bug hunting: Seg fault in lattice disorder Monte Carlo code (written in C) Wr s.aragon 20 September 2018 - 8:37am
By Susanne Wallace, Anna Brown, Lewis Irvine, William Saunders and Paul Secular. As part of the Bath debugging workshop we attempted to find the cause of a segfault in a lattice disorder Monte Carlo code written in C. We were working without a known solution as recent unrelated additions to the code had fixed the bug without revealing why. We were able to find the cause of the segfault using memory checking and debugging tools to narrow down the location of the bug, with print statements to finish.
Research Software Engineering conference 2018 #RSE18 s.aragon 19 September 2018 - 9:13am
By Tim Powell, Research Software Engineer at the STFC Hartree Centre. This post was first published at the STFC Hartree Centre blog. On 3rd September the peaceful campus of Birmingham University came alive with bubbling groups of research software engineers, talking in excited tones about their latest optimisation tool and favourite python library, as the third annual conference of Research Software Engineers was started!
Free online course: Supercomputing (24 Sep 2018 start) s.aragon 18 September 2018 - 4:00pm
Register now for the run starting on 24th September 2018. Today’s supercomputers are the most powerful calculating machines ever invented, capable of performing more than a thousand million million calculations every second. This gives scientists and engineers a powerful new tool to study the natural world: computer simulation.
My experience of JupyterCon 2018 s.aragon 18 September 2018 - 10:00am
By Nikoleta Glynatsi, Software Sustainability Institute Fellow. Project Jupyter is a non profit organisation created to provide services for interactive computing across dozens of programming languages. Project Jupyter is most known for their Jupyter Notebooks but develops and supports several computing products, such as JupyterHub and JupyterLab.
Finalists for the DPC Awards 2018 announced s.aragon 17 September 2018 - 9:49am
The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) has announced the first set of finalists for the Digital Preservation Awards 2018, with many innovative and impressive projects, organisations and individuals being recognised for their achievements.
“Ten simple rules for measuring the impact of workshops” published now s.aragon 14 September 2018 - 9:00am
“Ten simple rules for measuring the impact of workshops” (Sufi S, Nenadic A, Silva R, Duckles B, Simera I, de Beyer JA, et al.), now published in PLOS, outlines the rules that can improve the measurement of the impact of workshops.
PickCells and exploratory image analysis in cell biology m.jackson 13 September 2018 - 12:00pm
By Mike Jackson, Software Architect, The Software Sustainability Institute. PickCells is an image analysis platform developed by the Centre for Regenerative Medicine (CRM) at The University of Edinburgh.
2018 RSE survey: call to participate s.aragon 13 September 2018 - 9:57amSubscribe to
The Software Sustainability Institute invites everyone working on research software to fill in the 2018 RSE survey. Previous RSE surveys have targeted specific countries. This year's RSE survey welcomes people from all over the world to participate. The survey takes about 10-15 minutes to complete.