Baskerville Basics

Baskerville is a GPU-focussed Tier 2 HPC cluster that attracts users from a wide range of disciplines and with varying levels of HPC experience. Since joining the ARC team one of my roles has been helping design a short training course called Baskerville Basics which provides useful information regardless of users’ research disciplines and HPC … Continue reading “Baskerville Basics”

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Pure – How to add software as a ‘Research Output’

Pure is a Current Research Information System (CRIS), collecting a range of information about the University’s research. If you add software as a research output to your profile, the Research Portal draws information directly from Pure removing the need to enter the same information into more than one place. This makes your deposits readily available if you … Continue reading “Pure – How to add software as a ‘Research Output’”

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The Launch of Baskerville – a Tier 2 HPC system

On the 14th of September, 2021, we were excited to welcome visitors to the University from across the country to the official launch of our Baskerville Tier 2 HPC system, expected to rank in the Top 200 of HPC systems in the world. Invited attendees included our technology partners in the project – OCF, Lenovo, … Continue reading “The Launch of Baskerville – a Tier 2 HPC system”

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BEAR PGR Conference 2021 – A view from the inside by Yordanka Dimcheva (Modern Language)

The following was written by Yordanka Dimcheck, who is a PhD student from Modern Languages and was one of the people responsible for marketing. Starting my Ph.D. at the University of Birmingham in a year marked by a global pandemic and unprecedented challenges in terms of how we communicate and do social research inevitably affected … Continue reading “BEAR PGR Conference 2021 – A view from the inside by Yordanka Dimcheva (Modern Language)”

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Open Research Forum

The Open Research Forum event was a 4-event series that focussed on highlighting the opportunities of cross-discipline engagement with Open Science through practical examples presented by UoB staff and external colleagues. The event aired ( via Zoom ) through lunch time sessions over 4 days and covered Day 1 : Launch Event Day 2 : … Continue reading “Open Research Forum”

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BEAR PGR Conference 2021

We are happy to announce that the inaugural BEAR PGR committee met a couple of weeks ago to start planning for the next 11th PGR conference. The conference is organised by a team of Ph.D. students and the aim is to invite students from across the university to present their research work with a focus … Continue reading “BEAR PGR Conference 2021”

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BEAR DataShare : End of Service

We will be retiring the BEAR DataShare service in January 2022, this is due to the University investing in OneDrive for Business, part of a suite of products now available via Microsoft’s M365. Please note that we will still be providing the BEAR Research Data Store (RDS), which is the service for your working research … Continue reading “BEAR DataShare : End of Service”

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Join our BEAR Champions team

In September 2019, we launched our BEAR Champion scheme to help spread the word about BEAR services with our 3 founding members and have now expanded to 9 over all 5 colleges – see our list of BEAR Champions. Our current BEAR Champions have found the scheme to be beneficial to themselves, their research and … Continue reading “Join our BEAR Champions team”

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Two Senior Research Software Engineer vacancies in ARC

Advanced Research Computing (ARC), at the University of Birmingham, is seeking to appoint two Senior Research Software Engineers, one permanent and one fixed term (3 years). ARC is a well-respected, award winning team with a national and international profile. Permanent Senior Research Software Engineer (RSE) – working on a wide variety of projects, supporting research … Continue reading “Two Senior Research Software Engineer vacancies in ARC”

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