Research IT Club June Presentations

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Thank you to everyone who came along to the last Research IT club of the current academic year.  If you were unable to attend, all the presentations are now available at the links below. There are updates from Research IT as well as the presentations on improving code to improve probabilistic treatment planning for cancer and free of charge performance optimisation and productivity services for your academic and industrial code.

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Face to Face Help Sessions with Research IT

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Got an issue with a piece of software or code? Want to speak to someone about using our new data viz lab or our new mobile app development service? Come along to the last drop-in sessions of the academic year and speak to members of the Research IT team face to face!

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UoM UK Biobank Community June Meeting

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The third meeting of the UoM UK Biobank Community will take place on the 27th of June.  This community is designed to bring together UK Biobank users (and potential users) from across the University to discover what other UoM research groups are using UK Biobank resources for, to swap best practice and to form a researcher led community.

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Introducing the UoM Open Science Working Group

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Scientific research needs to be both reproducible and replicable. Over the last decade, it has become clear that many scientific papers report research findings that turn out to be false. Andrew Stewart from the School of Biological Sciences explains how the new Open Science Working Group at Manchester is engaged in addressing this problem.

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Improving Code to Improve Cancer Treatment

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Come along to the Research IT Club on the 4th of June and find out how our Research Software Engineering team is helping UoM researchers to improve radiation treatment in cancer therapy.  There will also be updates on the latest computational procurement and the latest news from across Research IT.
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New GPU Resources for The HPC Pool

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Two months ago the Research IT HPC Pool consisting of 4096 CPU cores of Infiniband-connected compute resource (all dedicated to true HPC work) went into production.  Many researchers are already running jobs on this new resource which was delivered via Research Lifecycle Programme (RLP) Change Project Z:  High performance compute investments.  We are now pleased to announce the arrival of further compute resources which will be available to all UoM researchers by the beginning of June.

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Do You Use VMs?

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Research IT are exploring the idea of building and hosting a library of virtual machine (VM) images, and container (Docker / Singularity) images with the aim of helping with a variety of common issues.  These include setting up a Linux / MS Windows in a VM on your PC, problems moving a computational workflow from desktop or laptop to The CSF or to AWS / Azure or even managing R or Python modules.

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