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The Software Sustainability Institute is organising the “Workshop: Impact of international collaborations in research software”, taking place on Tuesday 24th April 2018, at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.

Most of us recognise that diverse teams are good for productivity and output. But do you know how to improve diversity and build a more inclusive environment? Have you ever heard of unconscious bias, stereotype threat or imposter syndrome? Do you ever feel like you aren’t good enough to be in the community or feel like a ‘fraud’? This WHPC event will discuss the real effects of these three topics on the workplace, providing the audience with an introduction to each theme, how they may affect you and how they impact employers, employees, advisors, managers or your peers.

By Mike Jackson, Software Architect.

We're helping EPCC and the Met Office promote the uptake, and ongoing development, of the Met Office NERC cloud (MONC) model within the atmospheric sciences community. We're assessing how easy it is to deploy MONC, helping set up a MONC virtual machine and advising on setting up resources for engaging with and supporting researchers.

We're helping EPCC and the Met Office promote the uptake, and ongoing development, of the Met Office NERC cloud (MONC) model within the atmospheric sciences community

The Software Sustainability Institute in collaboration with ARCHER and Women in HPC is organising the first Software Carpentry workshop for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) in the UK. The event will take place at the University of Manchester on 14-15 December 2015.

Software Carpentry's mission is to help researchers get more work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic lab skills for scientific computing. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation.…

By Mike Jackson, Software Architect, Andrew Turner ARCHER Computational Science and Engineering Support Team Leader, and Clair Barrass, ARCHER training administrator.

In 2013, the DiRAC consortium rolled out the DiRAC driving licence, a software skills aptitude test for researchers wanting to use DiRAC's high performance computing resources.

Now, ARCHER, the UK National Supercomputing Service, is to roll out an ARCHER driving test. Despite their similar names, these tests differ in nature, intent, scale and reward. In this post we compare and contrast these two…

By Gillian Law, TechLiterate, talking with Prashant Valluri, University of Edinburgh.

This article is part of our series: Breaking Software Barriers, in which Gillian Law investigates how our Research Software Group has helped projects improve their research software. If you would like help with your software, let us know.

There's a difference between writing code and writing good code, says Prashant Valluri, Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh's Institute for Materials and Processes, laughing as he describes how much he learned while working with the Software…

By Mike Jackson, Software Architect, Iain Bethune, EPCC, The University of Edinburgh​, Lennon Ó Náraigh, School of Mathematical Sciences, University College Dublin, and Prashant Valluri, Institute of Materials and Processes, School of Engineering, The University of Edinburgh.

Mathematical modelling of complex fluid flows has practical application within many industrial sectors including energy, the environment and health. Flow modelling can include oil and gas flows in long-distance pipelines or refinery distillation columns, liquid cooling of micro-electronic devices,…

Parallel sustainability with TPLS 

With the launch of its new ARCHER supercomputing service, EPCC is now recruiting. Founded at the University of Edinburgh in 1990, EPCC is a leading European centre of expertise in advanced research and technology transfer. We have three job roles in a variety of areas currently being advertised.

The first role is as an Applications Developer - Computational Science and Engineering. This involves working in the Computational Science and Engineering team who are responsible for the provision of in-depth technical support on the UK national HPC service ARCHER. The role's main…

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