1,000th person trained in Supercomputer techniques.
The Numerical Algorithms Group, NAG, has announced that over 1,000 people have now benefitted from their on-going HPC training programme.
In addition to developing the NAG Library of numerical methods and offering High Performance Computing (HPC) services, NAG also delivers a range of HPC training courses. The purpose of the courses is to equip users to effectively use HPC computers, in particular HECToR - short for High-End Computing Terascale Resource, a Research Councils UK high end computing service. The HPC training programme covers topics ranging from getting started on the system to improving parallel application performance and scalability on distributed memory machines. Although aimed mainly at HECToR users, the courses may also be of interest to a wider community. Training courses are held at NAG's offices or at various universities. Attendance is free for HECToR users and for any other researchers whose work falls under the remit of the funding research councils EPSRC, NERC and BBSRC.
David Edmunds of Imperial College, who attended the recent course on Fortran 95, hosted at King's College London, is the 1,000 person to be trained by the NAG HPC team.
David will receive a copy of the newly-published book ‘Modern Fortran Explained - Numerical Mathematics & Scientific Computation’ by Michael Metcalf, John Reid and Malcolm Cohen. The authors are experts in the field and two of them have actively contributed to Fortran 2008; one also heads up the NAG Compiler development team. This is a complete and authoritative description of Fortran in its modern form. It is intended for new and existing users of the language and for all those involved in scientific and numerical computing.
For full detail of upcoming courses see http://www.hector.ac.uk/cse/training/
For more details of the range of NAG products and services please go to www.nag.com
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