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Visualisation survey

We are interested in the visualisation uses and needs of the CCPForge community and request that you fill in a short survey.

This survey for the CCP community is to determine the usage of visualisation tools; the remit is to find out what tools are being used, whether these are commercial products, freeware or home grown, and to build a wish list for the community. The information... (see more)

Introduction to SESC and CCPForge workshop 7th October 2014

The Software Engineering Group at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory are organising a workshop on Tuesday 7th October as part of the SESC programme. The workshop is aimed at scientific researchers who's role involves writing software and will introduce them to basic software engineering and collaboration practices such as:
  * Source code repositories and version control
  * Bug and feature trackers
  * Use of analysis and coverage... (see more)

Report on the CCPForge User Meeting - 16 Januray 2014

The CCPForge User Meeting was held on the 16th January 2014 at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory to which around 30 users and presenters attend. The basic agenda was:

  • An introduction to the SESC Service - David Worth

  • A series of talks from current users about their experiences of CCPForge and other SESC facilities
    • Keith Refson - The use of CCPForge for CASTEP development and distribution
    • Shawn Lee Chin -... (see more)

CCPForge Users' Meeting Jan 16 2014

We are organising a users' meeting for 16th January 2014 at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire.

The day will comprise a number of talks from CCPForge users, one from the Software Sustainability Institute and one from the new UK HPC service ARCHER.  The CCPForge team will give an overview of our plans for CCPForge and we have allowed time for discussion of the service and its future.

If you would like to attend then please... (see more)

CCPForge now part of the Software Engineering Support Centre

The Software Engineering Support Centre (SESC) is a 5 year £1M EPSRC funded programme to provide software engineering support to UK research computing.

The centre was proposed by the CCPs and the Steering Committee for the SLA between EPSRC and STFC's Scientific Computing Department to ensure continued funding for CCPForge and wider software engineering support.  CCPForge is a major part of SESC and will continue to be run in the same way as at present... (see more)