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The December spring…

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 […]

The December chill is warming up

The December chill is warming up

Posted on 11 December 2014 by Thomas Green

We are now halfway through the planned works on the datacentre and on the whole everything is currently going as planned.  Thankfully the weather has been fairly good to work […]

The December chill

The December chill

Posted on 3 December 2014 by Thomas Green

For users of ARCCA services, December is an important month due to our datacentre having been mostly shutdown whilst work is performed on the cooling infrastructure and other internal changes. […]

Bashing those script bugs

Posted on 20 November 2014 by Thomas Green

Recently we had a user report a problem where they had managed to start copying the complete filesystem of a compute node into their home directory. Fortunately for us we […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Postive performance with C++

Posted on 1 October 2014 by Thomas Green

Recently a researcher has come to us with a performance issue in their code.  The code was written in C++ and was taking a very long time to run - […]

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 […]

Excelling in R

Posted on 1 September 2014 by Thomas Green

Recently we have helped researchers wanting to perform a large analysis of data that was in an Excel spreadsheet. We had over 70,000 rows and around 20 columns which required […]