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Six Month Training Surveys

Published: 11 Mar 2021, 7:50 a.m. Revised: 11 Mar 2021, 7:50 a.m.
Author: NH

One of the key goals of N8 CIR is to increase the use of computationally intensive methods in academic research.

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Suffrage Science

Published: 8 Mar 2021, 12:25 p.m. Revised: 8 Mar 2021, 12:25 p.m.
Author: NH

International Women’s Day 2021 marks the 10-year anniversary of the Engineering and Physical Science’s ‘Suffrage Science’ Scheme.

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Sharing our Work

Published: 26 Feb 2021, 1:41 p.m. Revised: 26 Feb 2021, 4:40 p.m.
Author: NH

Communicating the work of N8 CIR, our researchers and colleagues is a vital part of this project.

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Computing Vacancies at N8 Universities

Published: 19 Feb 2021, 10:31 a.m. Revised: 10 Mar 2021, 9:45 a.m.
Author: NH

Both Durham University and the University of Manchester have vacancies in their research computing teams.

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EPCC GPU Hackathon 2021

Published: 9 Feb 2021, 8:54 a.m. Revised: 9 Feb 2021, 8:54 a.m.
Author: NH

GPU Hackathons have become an increasingly important training and development opportunity for researchers and academics. Participants are able to work with national labs, universities and industry leaders to accelerate their AI research or HPC codes.

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New Bede Application Process

Published: 19 Jan 2021, 8:20 a.m. Revised: 19 Jan 2021, 8:20 a.m.
Author: NH

From Tuesday 19 January there will be a new application process for Bede, intended to speed up applications and the approval process.

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Computing Job Vacancies at N8 Universities

Published: 18 Jan 2021, 12:15 p.m. Revised: 3 Feb 2021, 5:36 p.m.
Author: Niki Harratt

There are currently two vacancies for computing roles at N8 universities. Lancaster University are seeking a research software engineer and Durham University wish to appoint a Senior Research Computing Officer.

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Bede is open for new users

Published: 2 Dec 2020, 9:01 a.m. Revised: 26 Jan 2021, 7:46 a.m.
Author: NH

Bede, The N8’s new high performance computing platform, is now open for users.

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2021 Code Performance Series: From analysis to insight

Published: 25 Nov 2020, 12:43 p.m. Revised: 25 Nov 2020, 12:51 p.m.
Author: NH

Performance analysis is at the core of the development of exascale software – to understand why software performs (or not) is the basis of any informed improvement of that same code.

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Sheffield NVIDIA GPU Hackathon on Bede

Published: 5 Nov 2020, 12:58 p.m. Revised: 5 Nov 2020, 1:04 p.m.
Author: NH

From 27-31 July 2020 the University of Sheffield RSE team, led by Dr Paul Richmond, ran an NVIDIA-sponsored GPU hackathon. In addition to NVIDIA's internal GPU Hackathon cluster the event took the opportunity to be test users of the new N8 Bede system.

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New RSE Theme Leader

Published: 4 Nov 2020, 2:52 p.m. Revised: 4 Nov 2020, 2:52 p.m.
Author: NH

We're delighted to welcome Marion Weinzierl who is joining N8 CIR as our new research software engineering theme leader.

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Training surveys for the new academic year

Published: 29 Oct 2020, 8:28 a.m. Revised: 29 Oct 2020, 8:28 a.m.
Author: NH

Over the last year N8 CIR has delivered a well-received programme of training for both the Digital Humanities and Digital Health research communities.

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Research Data Management Network - Launch Event

Published: 23 Oct 2020, 10:39 a.m. Revised: 23 Oct 2020, 10:39 a.m.
Author: NH

N8 CIR is pleased to announce the launch of a research data management (RDM) network.

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Humanities & Data Science Discussion Group

Published: 29 Sep 2020, 11:36 a.m. Revised: 29 Sep 2020, 11:36 a.m.
Author: NH

The next meeting of the Turing's discussion group on Humanities and Data Science will be on October 14, at 4pm London time.

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Bede has been Formally Handed Over

Published: 18 Sep 2020, 4:26 p.m. Revised: 26 Jan 2021, 7:46 a.m.
Author: NH

The commissioning of N8 CIR’s new HPC system reached a major milestone on 17 August when OCF handed the system over to Advanced Research Computing at Durham University.

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NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship 2020

Published: 20 Aug 2020, 10:11 a.m. Revised: 20 Aug 2020, 10:11 a.m.
Author: NH

NVIDIA's 2020 Graduate Fellowship Programme is open for applications.

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N8 CIR are Recruiting

Published: 11 Aug 2020, 3:17 p.m. Revised: 29 Sep 2020, 12:01 p.m.
Author: NH

This vacancy has now closed.

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N8 CIR Launches Training Provision Survey

Published: 23 Jul 2020, 8:46 a.m. Revised: 23 Jul 2020, 9:12 a.m.
Author: NH

Ensuring that researchers have the skills they need to maximise the benefits of high performance and high throughput computing is a significant part of the work of N8 CIR. This new survey will help us to ensure that researchers are able to develop these key skills across the partnership.

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N8 CIR Meet-ups 2020

Published: 5 May 2020, 10:58 a.m. Revised: 23 Jul 2020, 8:54 a.m.
Author: NH

N8 CIR have organised as series of six meet-ups. Taking place during May and June they will highlight the range of skills, expertise and activity across the N8 Research Partnership.

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UKRI Open Call for Covid-19 Researchers

Published: 4 May 2020, 11:35 a.m. Revised: 4 May 2020, 11:43 a.m.
Author: NH

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is seeing an increasing demand for computing resources. To help address this, UKRI have published a list of computing resources available across the UK.

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