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The Python’s Tale
Tue, 17 Dec 2013 14:49:02 +0000
Being able to write a computer program is an incredibly useful skill for anyone to have and more and more researchers are finding that they need to learn at least the basics in order understand how their data is being treated. There are a lot of courses freely available online, where people can learn pretty [...]Read more...
Institutional HPC and Cloud services
Wed, 16 Oct 2013 15:59:47 +0000
There is a fundamental dissonance between how we do HPC today and how Cloud services are presented to their users. In HPC users are directly exposed to the finiteness of resources by having to work with a scheduler, which more often than not wraps around their application – the computation happens implicitly and in a [...]Read more...
The Craftsperson and the Scholar (bringing together the best of two archetypes)
Tue, 15 Oct 2013 10:31:27 +0000
(This entry was originally posted on the Software Sustainability Institute Blog) At Digital Research 2012, I presented a position paper with colleagues regarding the role of the Research Software Engineer. This paper followed on from a discussion I led at the Collaborations Workshop and some very interesting blog posts by Dirk Gorissen and Ilian Todorov. [...]Read more...
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