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The theoretical particle physics group (PPT) at the University of Edinburgh has up to four one year positions to assist the DiRAC technical working group with the development of benchmarks for the STFC DiRAC supercomputing facility

By Mike Jackson, Software Architect, Andrew Turner ARCHER Computational Science and Engineering Support Team Leader, and Clair Barrass, ARCHER training administrator.

In 2013, the DiRAC consortium rolled out the DiRAC driving licence, a software skills aptitude test for researchers wanting to use DiRAC's high performance computing resources.

Now, ARCHER, the UK National Supercomputing Service, is to roll out an ARCHER driving test. Despite their similar names, these tests differ in nature, intent, scale and reward. In this post we compare and contrast these two…

By Nick Brown, Applications Developer, EPCC

​Reproduced from the original post on the EPCC blog.

My colleague Mike Jackson recently posted about the DiRAC driving test. DiRAC is the UK's integrated supercomputing facility for theoretical modelling and HPC-based research in particle physics, astronomy and cosmology and is used by numerous researchers from many backgrounds. Whilst much of the researchers' work is different, one commonality is that it often requires in-depth technical and software engineering techniques. The idea of the driving test was to ensure that all…

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