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TCHPC: Walk-In Workshop session on Friday 7th February between 12pm and 1pm

The Trinity Centre for High Performance Computing (TCHPC – http://www.tchpc.tcd.ie/) provides advanced computing (Linux and HPC), data management, visualisation and software development facilities and expertise for Irish researchers from all disciplines.

The Centre will be holding a Walk-In Workshop session on Friday 7th February between 12pm and 1pm.
Light refreshments of tea/coffee/biscuits will be provided.

This month’s workshop is focused on:

* All disciplines:

* Do you run large calculations on your desktop?

– We can help by getting them to run on our High Performance Compute clusters instead.

* Do you need help writing parallel code?

– You can get free access to support scientists who can help you. This scientist can be allocated to work with you or your research group on
projects for up to three months in duration.

* Do you need help visualising results?

– We can provide advice on software (including bespoke visualisation software developed at TCHPC) and facilities (3-D Visualisation Facility).

Researchers from all disciplines are welcome to come along.  Please let your colleagues know about the Workshop, as they may have some issue which turns out to be relevant for you.

Additional information
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This will be an open session for people to come in and ask questions and get help in an informal setting.

Please note that this is _not_ a formal training session – you can drop in at any time during the workshop with a question for 5 minutes and then leave (hopefully happy!).

TCHPC staff members will be on hand to discuss any problems with you.

See http://www.tchpc.tcd.ie/support/workshops/ for more details.

 

Venue Location & Time
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The TCHPC computer lab on the second floor of the Lloyd Building (room 2.12)
Time: 12pm – 1pm on Friday 7th February

Contact information: http://www.tchpc.tcd.ie/overview/contact/

We hope to see you there!

HPRC Open Drop-In Session, Friday 1st November

HPRC will host one of their regular open drop-in sessions from 12pm to 1pm in Room 2.12 Lloyd Building on Friday 1st November, for all disciplines.

HPRC provides Trinity researchers from all disciplines with the following services:

  • Advanced Computing
  • Data Management
  • Visualisation
  • Training
  • Software Development Facilities and Expertise

The workshop may be useful to staff and postgrads in these faculties:

  • Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

See here for more details on the drop-in workshop.

HPRC walk-in workshop for students and research staff

High Performance Research Computing (HPRC) is hosting a walk-in workshop this Friday, 5th July from 11am to 12pm, in Room 2.12 Lloyd Building.

Staff will be on-hand to discuss any research or IT-related topics with students and research staff who may need to avail of HPRC services. This workshop is designed to provide help and takes places in an informal setting; we have tea and light refreshments (read: tea/coffee/biscuits).

For more details see the HPRC website.

HPRC Training Courses in July 2013

The HPRC unit (High Performance and Research Computing) will be running the following training courses in July 2013:

  • An Introduction to Scientific Visualisation
  • An Introduction to Linux Command-Line

For further information please see the HPRC website.

Walk-in workshop for students and research staff

High Performance Research Computing (HPRC) within College is hosting a Walk-in Workshop this Friday, 7th June from 11am to 12pm, in Room 2.12 Lloyd Building.

Staff will be on-hand to discuss any research or IT-related topics with students and research staff who may need to avail of HPRC services. This workshop is designed to provide help and takes places in an informal setting; we have tea and light refreshments (read: tea/coffee/biscuits).

See more details here: https://www.tchpc.tcd.ie/node/1099

Walk-in workshop for students and research staff

High Performance Research Computing (HPRC) within College is hosting a Walk-in Workshop this Friday, 5th April from 11am to 12pm, in Room 2.12 Lloyd Building.

Staff will be on-hand to discuss any research or IT-related topics with students and research staff who may need to avail of HPRC services. This workshop is designed to provide help and takes places in an informal setting; we have tea and light refreshments (read: tea/coffee/biscuits).

Related Topics:
Defining high performance research computing at TCD
HPRC teaching & training

Defining high performance research computing at TCD

Computing plays an active role in our daily lives. Spreadsheets and search engines, email, mobile phones and tablets shape our lives and support the work we do. While we can clearly see the social impact of personal computing, there is a whole other world of technical and research computing that enables advances in science, engineering, medicine and the humanities.

High performance computing (HPC) harnesses the power of hundreds of computers at the same time to tackle a problem that is too complicated to be solved with a single computer and is used in many industries to avoid carrying out expensive or dangerous experiments. Research computing falls in the space between personal computing and HPC.  It facilitates the advancement of complex research and utilises computing services in ways that extend beyond simple spreadsheets and word documents.

 

HPRC in Trinity College

The High Performance and Research Computing unit (HPRC) in IS Services has been providing compute, data management and visualisation services for over 15 years.  Users of this service cover all three faculties, 16 schools and many of the College’s strategic research themes.

We are available to discuss any research and IT topics with students and research staff who may need to avail of HPRC services.  Drop into one of our workshops on the first Friday of every month from 11am to 12pm in the Lloyd Institute to see if we can help your work.


Service and Support for College

HPRC currently manage a range of compute clusters and storage systems for College generally and specific research groups. The Lonsdale and Kelvin computer systems are available for all members of the College community and their external collaborators. In recent times HPRC has become active in supporting the Digital Humanities and several major initiatives are now hosted by the unit including the Irish Chancery Letters, the Mary Martin Diary and the Library’s Digital Collections.

Also in 2012, the team became involved in two new data management projects for the Memory Research Unit in TCIN and the Motor Neurone Research group in the School of Medicine. Along with existing projects with the Prostate Cancer Research Consortium, TCIN’s MRI archive and the IMM, data management and long term storage have become key areas for HPRC over the last few years.


Teaching and Training

Teaching and training courses within HPRC supply research staff and students with a thorough understanding of computational techniques for science, engineering and the humanities.  To this end they provide for-credit teaching at postgraduate level in the School of Mathematics’ MSc in High Performance Computing as well as supervising student research projects.

The unit also provides an intensive week-long course in Risk Quantification as part of the School of Business’ MSc in Finance.

In addition, we hold half-day to week-long training courses on various topics throughout the year. You can find more information on these not-for-credit courses on our training resources page.


Research and Outreach

During the last year the team has been active in its own research in HPC tools and systems. The group were invited to present at the annual SLURM user meeting in Barcelona to users of open source software used in supercomputers. They have also been in discussions with European partners and some commercial organisations on a research programme around digital preservation and long-term storage using the Ceph platform.  Some staff in the unit are funded from external research funding.

The unit regularly hosts interns from other 3rd level institutions in Europe as part of their final year studies. These students have contributed to projects in Physics, Engineering, Finance, the Library and the Digital Repository of Ireland project.

HydraCamp 2013 at TCD

Trinity College Dublin as a part of Digital Repository of Ireland will be organising Hydra Camp in the week of April 8th till 12th, 2013. This will be a week long training course, which will be aimed at developers who are interested in the Hydra framework for developing repositories.

  • Dates: April 8-12th, 2013
  • Location: Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Registration Fee: €480 (Spaces are limited), Registrations are currently open.
Further details relating to the Syllabus will be made available shortly. If you have further queries, please contact hydracamp@tchpc.tcd.ie. For more information please see: http://www.tchpc.tcd.ie/hydracamp2013