CEMAC recruitment news

We are happy to share that we have a live advert (until 11th July 2018) for an additional software development scientist.


The following is a snippet of what is in the details there:

The role will include developing and maintaining several key modelling tools and analysis codes, contributing to progressing scientific understanding of a large range of issues from regional weather processes, to global climate, atmospheric pollution and Earth system interactions. You will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of scientific codes and problems and to contribute to scientific development of the research strategy of the ICAS research community.

You will have a first degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate technical, scientific, or engineering discipline, ideally with a strong software engineering component. You will also have a proven track record of developing and maintaining codes to study complex, cutting edge scientific problems, ideally in the physical sciences.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Steve Arnold, CEMAC Director

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 7245, email: S.Arnold@leeds.ac.uk




Changes ahead for N8HPC (Closure 17th July 2018)

[UPDATE 31st August 2018] Polaris is no longer on line.

N8HPC has announced the “polaris” service will shut down the queues on 17th July 2018.


The UoLeeds ARC team recommend moving your software and simulations (back to?) ARC2, yes, ARC2.  This is because it is virtually identical to Polaris.

It is not yet clear what the “Cloud provision” means for UoLeeds HPC users. It may be that we have to get familiar with topics such as this (NOTE : CEMAC is not recommending that you download this material, we will do what we can to investigate alternatives).

HPC Moves to the Cloud – What You Need to Know


ARC1 switch-off 31 May 2017

Just in case you missed it: ARC1 is being turned off at the end of May 2017.

Hello everyone,

This is another reminder that the ARC1 service closes permanently on May 31st 2017.

If you have not yet made arrangements to migrate your work over to one of the other clusters or you don’t have an account on one of the other machines you need to do this as a matter of urgency.

For account applications, see here: http://arc.leeds.ac.uk/apply/getting-an-account/

ARC team