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Research IT Expertise Helps Human Brain Simulation

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Research IT has been providing the SpiNNaker project with research software engineer (RSE) expertise to help them simulate billions of simple neurons in order to create brain inspired computing systems.

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AMBS Big Data Forum

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Alliance Manchester Business School are hosting their Big Data Forum on the 28th of September. The Big Data Forum is a cross-disciplinary network that brings together researchers with interests in the field of Big Data.


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Code Optimisation on ARCHER

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Would you like to improve the performance of your applications on ARCHER?

This course on “Single Node Performance Optimisation” will cover the main features of modern HPC nodes, including multiple cores, vector floating point units, deep cache hierarchies, and NUMA memory systems.

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Research IT Out and About

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Research IT staff will be out and about at the start of the new academic term presenting and exhibiting at Postgraduate research welcome events across campus. The aim of the presentations is to give new research students a very high level introduction to research IT and the services that we offer.

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Microsoft Azure Training

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Microsoft Research is offering a free, hands-on, cloud computing training course in partnership with the University of Sheffield. The course will take place on Wednesday 21st September 2016.

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Become a Software Sustainability Institute Fellow

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Applications are now open for the Software Sustainability Institute’s 2017 Fellowship programme.

What is the programme about?

The Fellowship Programme run by the Software Sustainability Institute funds researchers in exchange for their expertise and advice.

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New Research IT Training Courses announced

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A number of training courses in research IT will take place in September to coincide with the start of term. The courses are open to all University of Manchester researchers (both staff and post grad).

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Maple Training Courses at UoM

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There will be two introductory workshops for working with the maths software Maple and MapleSim (modeling and simulation tool). These workshops will introduce you to a number of teaching and research applications using Maplesoft tools.

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Win Amazon vouchers by evaluating software

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The deadline for participation in the evaluation of visualization tools has been extended until the 18th of September 2016. Participants currently have an excellent chance of winning an Amazon voucher worth £250, £150 or £100!

Full details of the simple process to evaluate the software on offer and how to submit your feedback can be found on our visualization blog post.

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Manchester Julia Workshop 2016

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The Manchester SIAM-IMA Student Chapter is proud to host the first Julia workshop in the UK, taking place on 19-20th September 2016 at the University of Manchester. This two-day workshop consists of six plenary talks and two practical sessions led by core Julia contributors. The workshop aims to explain what Julia is, how to use it and how it is used in areas such as optimisation, natural language processing, statistics, materials science and computational biology.

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Computing Insight UK 2016

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Save the date: 14-15 December 2016Location: Manchester Central Convention Complex, Manchester, UK

STFC are lining up an exciting programme of speakers for you at CIUK 2016, ready to highlight the way high performance computing, data-centric and cognitive technologies are accelerating research, boosting business and changing the world around us.

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MathWorks Webinar: MATLAB for New Users

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MathWorks are organising webinar to introduce MATLAB, a high-level language and interactive environment for numerical computation, visualization, and programming. The course will take place 2nd August 2016.

MATLAB includes built-in mathematical functions fundamental to solving engineering and scientific problems, and an interactive environment ideal for iterative exploration, design, and problem solving. Through product demonstrations, you will see how this combination allows you to quickly explore ideas, gain insight into your data, and document and share your results.

Please allow approximately 45 minutes to attend the presentation and Q&A session. This webinar will be recorded, so if you can't make it for the live broadcast, register and we will send you a link to watch it on-demand.

For more information and registration please visit the event website.

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