Users Needed for our Redeveloped Condor Pool!

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The Condor Pool is a high-throughput computing (HTC) resource freely available to all researchers at the University of Manchester.  The pool largely comprises of many of the PCs around campus located in teaching clusters.  At night and at weekends, these are rebooted into Linux and used to run large numbers of computational jobs.

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New MATLAB Course Announced

The Research IT training team have just announced a new MATLAB course aimed at those who have basic experience of using MATLAB and want to learn to write MATLAB programs and functions to perform calculations. The course covers the basics of control flow, introduces how to get optimal performance from MATLAB, and also covers MATLAB’s programming tools.

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NAG Numerical & Statistical Routines within MATLAB

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NAG (The Numerical Algorithms Group) are running a training session on how to make the most of their numerical and statistical routines within MATLAB.  The NAG Library, and Fortran Compiler, are available to University of Manchester staff and students for use on both institutional and personal machines for academic use under a site-wide license.

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MathWorks Webinar: MATLAB for New Users

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MathWorks are organising webinar to introduce MATLAB, a high-level language and interactive environment for numerical computation, visualization, and programming. The course will take place 2nd August 2016.

MATLAB includes built-in mathematical functions fundamental to solving engineering and scientific problems, and an interactive environment ideal for iterative exploration, design, and problem solving. Through product demonstrations, you will see how this combination allows you to quickly explore ideas, gain insight into your data, and document and share your results.

Please allow approximately 45 minutes to attend the presentation and Q&A session. This webinar will be recorded, so if you can’t make it for the live broadcast, register and we will send you a link to watch it on-demand.

For more information and registration please visit the event website.

Help shape the future of Data Visualization at the University of Manchester

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And be in with a chance of winning £250, £150 or £100 of Amazon Vouchers!

The demand for visualization of datasets through the creation of meaningful and attractive representations of data, and to provide insight and greater understanding of data is rapidly growing. There are many existing applications, ranging from Excel to more sophisticated and complex software like Matlab, Python, R, Mathematica, and STATA.

From feedback, we have identified a need for an application that falls in between these two extremes and we would like your help in evaluating potential applications.  This evaluation will help select an application for wider adoption  across the University, along with training, support and central licensing.

We have selected Tableau, Qlik, Spotfire and IBM Watson Analytics for a more detailed evaluation by the community.

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Cloud computing for research – free one day course on 16th May 2016 at Microsoft Research Cambridge

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Microsoft Research is offering free, hands-on, cloud computing training courses for university faculty, researchers, and PhD students in the UK and across Europe. Whether it is big data, big compute (HPC), or analysing data streaming from devices for an Internet of Things (IoT) project, see how easy it is using Microsoft Azure to speed up your research.

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