HPC Materials Chemistry Consortium

Notice Board (last updated: 16th June 2017)

The new tighter constraints imposed on HEC consortia during phase 2 (cf phase 1) of total usage on ARCHER has resulted in a modified timetable of MCC meetings, and therefore lengths over which individual projects should run. Importantly, our total usage should be at a constant rate - trying to spend more near end of allocation periods (31 January and 31 July, as well as those determined by us) is not good practice. Any individual budget deemed to be underused, and therefore likely to have time unspent at the end of any of these allocation periods, may be reduced in order to maximise the benefit of ARCHER to our community. I will be especially critical (and proactive) if the total spend of our consortium is below that expected.

Materials Chemistry Conference Our second conference held in Cardiff from Wednesday lunch 6th April - Friday 8th April 2016 was a huge success.
We thank our invited speakers, the local team in Cardiff, all project leaders and their group members for supporting this event where we demonstrated to an international panel the wide variety of HEC research in each of our themes. A big special thank you to David Willock who was the local organiser of this event.

A call for Interim Proposals is very unlikely as demand for time resources at our general meetings is sufficiently high that we now distribute also all of our allocation at our general meetings (held every six months).

Acknowledgements: When publishing work that benefited from resources allocated by the MCC: please include the following acknowledgment 'Via our membership of the UK's HEC Materials Chemistry Consortium, which is funded by EPSRC (EP/L000202), this work used the ARCHER UK National Supercomputing Service (http://www.archer.ac.uk).'

If space is limited, please ensure the name of the HEC platform, the phrase "Materials Chemistry Consortium" and *most importantly* the EPSRC grant number (EP/L000202) is acknowledged.

When searching the literature, older work may include references to "HECToR" and "HPCx resources" and refer to funding by EPSRC with grant references of either EP/D504872 or EP/F067496.

Next general meeting: 5th July 2017 UCL Chemistry Auditorium, 20 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AJ

Applications for HEC resources for the period: 1st August 2017 to 31st January 2018
Call opens: 1st June 2017
Call ends: 4pm Friday 23rd June 2017

Usual format. Proposals should use the standard template and be sent to me with one completed group summary form (see Applications for national HPC time). Within the latter, your group members requiring access to any time allocated must be listed as I will be removing all connections at the end of this current period. Recent publications, qualifications and destinations of your group (which/whom benefited from access to ARCHER) should be added to our google form. The information for the google forms is no longer required on the proposals nor on the group summary form, but is very important this information is up-to-date as we need to compete an annual report to EPSRC in January and also this information is used in our completion of Researchfish. Please remember that time requests are for simulations that will run on ARCHER between 1st February and 31st July, and that we cannot guarantee to have any remaining time left for interims. Essentially we hope to continue spending at the same flat rate set for us since phase 2 started.

Rules on who can and how to join the MCC

Themed and Special Issues of MCC work: We have periodically organised a special issue of a high quality journal in order to help showcase the quality and board range of research undertaken by members, which required the use of HPC resources. A big thank you to all members who submitted manuscript(s) to these, including our current special issue of PCCP (a RSC journal).


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Hector (2007-13)

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Our Published Research

J Mat Chem 16 20 2006
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