HPCwire 2021 award winners!

We are excited to announce that researchers who use our advanced computing facilities have been recognised as award winners in the HPCwire 2021 awards! Advanced Research Computing is very proud to provide the BEAR computing facilities to support life changing research at the University, which has again been internationally recognised in these highly competitive, global … Continue reading “HPCwire 2021 award winners!”

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Joining Advanced Research Computing

On behalf of Dr Ryan Pepper Since March, I’ve been working in the BEAR team as a Research Software Engineer (RSE). For those who are not familiar with the term, RSEs are effectively software engineers with either a background or interest in working on problems in academic research, who work with researchers to write code … Continue reading “Joining Advanced Research Computing”

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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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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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The Hacker Within – what’s in it for me?

Do you want to do data analysis reproducibly? Come to The Hacker Within! The Hacker Within is an informal peer learning group for sharing skills and best practices for research computing and data science. The group meets monthly and invites talks from its members. If you would like to join the mailing list, please email … Continue reading “The Hacker Within – what’s in it for me?”

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BEAR Service Outage/Disruption for Essential Data Centre Maintenance – April 12th – April 16th 2018

Summary [April 12th – April 16th 2018]  IT Services with Estates engineers will be carrying out essential maintenance to the power supplies to the University’s primary Data Centre during the second weekend in April which will entail a total power down of the centre. Additionally, they will carry out the annual fire systems testing postponed … Continue reading “BEAR Service Outage/Disruption for Essential Data Centre Maintenance – April 12th – April 16th 2018”

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Award winning projects!

We’re here to help support researchers at Birmingham and we’re really proud to have been supporting the CLIMB project over the past few years. This year, the MRC-funded Cloud Infrastructure for Microbial Bioinformatics (CLIMB) has been recognised in the annual international HPCWire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards, announced at the SuperComputing 2017 conference in Denver. The … Continue reading “Award winning projects!”

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