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Waving hello to gravity

Posted on 22 February 2016 by Thomas Green

The recent announcement, see BBC article, by LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) of the observation of gravitational waves by their detectors in September 2015 has been described as one of the biggest scientific discoveries in years. LIGO involves a consortium of scientists from around the world, including the group of researchers at Cardiff University. This
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Research seminar – Accelerating computing

Posted on 2 July 2015 by Thomas Green

Using accelerators such as GPUs and Intel Phi technologies are becoming a popular method to extend the performance of certains codes. ARCCA is holding a research seminar which covers this topic. All are welcome to attend, even if you are not planning to use the technologies its is great to see the cutting-edge research Cardiff
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Terminal to Raven.

The December spring…

Posted on 19 December 2014 by Thomas Green

UPDATE – 20/12/2014 – Work still progressing on Raven and access will be given over the weekend of the 20th/21st with full service restored on Monday 22nd December. Since the last blog post on the datacentre we have a number of items to report to “spring” us back into action. Work in the datacentre The
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Breaking down walls

Posted on 10 November 2014 by Thomas Green

The fall of the Berlin Wall happened 25 years ago and I thought a symbolic look at how we try and break our own walls would be quite appropriate. Creating the creative economy The Creative Industries has gained a lot of traction recently within the UK with much emphasis on TV and film having been
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Portal to a new Galaxy

Posted on 24 October 2014 by Thomas Green

Within the ARCCA team we are investigating ways we can open up high-performance computing (HPC) to a wider audience. I should add this is not just an issue within ARCCA but a more general trend across HPC organisations. The name for website which provide easier access to HPC are called Portals or Gateways. The Extreme
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Performant Python with Intel MKL

Posted on 15 October 2014 by Thomas Green

ARCCA have recently been helping a research group at Cardiff University to benchmark their code. The code was based on Python and had many options to perform FFT analysis. One particular option was to use the Intel MKL directly within the Python code. This was particularly useful since the MKL would have had optimisations for
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Scoping out ARCCA

Posted on 11 September 2014 by Thomas Green

If you have read the previous posts you will see that they can be quite technical and a couple of readers have mentioned they would like to read about something more relevant to non-technical users.  I hope to make this blog accessible to a wide audience and make people aware of some of the work
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