Job Opportunity - E-Learning developer vacancy at Loughborough

Job Opportunity - E-Learning developer vacancy at Loughborough

We have a great opportunity at Loughborough for an experienced E-Learning professional, if you are between contracts or looking for a n...

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Twenty Minutes into the Future - Hacking the Galaxy Gear Smartwatch to run Google Glass firmware

Twenty Minutes into the Future - Hacking the Galaxy Gear Smartwatch to run Google Glass firmware

Earlier this year I wrote one of my most popular blog posts “ Hacking the Google Smartwatch ” about the hacking potential of Motorola’s ...

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HPC Midlands and Applied Multilayers Case Study - Thin Film Growth for Photovoltaics

HPC Midlands and Applied Multilayers Case Study - Thin Film Growth for Photovoltaics

As part of the HPC Midlands project , we've been developing a series of case studies about the work that we are doing with our industr...

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The Future is Here - HPC Midlands wins Design Museum Prize

The Future is Here - HPC Midlands wins Design Museum Prize

We just learned that our iconic supercomputer, Hera, has been selected for a Design Museum / Technology Strategy Board ...

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Metadata is a Love Note to the Future - UK Higher Education Research Data Management (RDM) Survey

Metadata is a Love Note to the Future - UK Higher Education Research Data Management (RDM) Survey

I'm delighted to be able to present here the results of our recent survey of the UK Higher Education community's plans for Resear...

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Making e-Infrastructure Accessible to Industry

Making e-Infrastructure Accessible to Industry

I was recently invited to speak at the UK e-Infrastructure Academic User Community Forum in Oxford on the work that we ...

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UK Higher Education Research Data Management Survey

UK Higher Education Research Data Management Survey

We're doing a survey of UK Higher Education institutions' approaches to Research Data Management.  We'v...

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HPC Training Opportunity: Parallel Programming with MPI

HPC Training Opportunity: Parallel Programming with MPI

Description: MPI (Message Passing Interface) is the de facto standard for parallel programming, defining how concurrent processes can ...

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HPC Midlands and RWE npower Case Study - Coatings for Industrial Gas Turbine Blades

HPC Midlands and RWE npower Case Study - Coatings for Industrial Gas Turbine Blades

As part of the HPC Midlands project , we've been developing a series of case studies about the work that we are doing with our indust...

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How to be a Hacker: Code Poets, Technocamps, and the IT Skills Crisis

How to be a Hacker: Code Poets, Technocamps, and the IT Skills Crisis

It's starting to feel like we are really living in the 21st century at last: Elon Musk's Hyperloop , vat-grown artificial meat...

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Peak Data - Fracking Knowledge from the Digital Exhaust

Peak Data - Fracking Knowledge from the Digital Exhaust

If data is the new oil, then how do we go about extracting and refining it? And will it come out easily, or will we need to resort to &q...

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Crossing the Streams: The Inside Out University (IWMW 2013)

Crossing the Streams: The Inside Out University (IWMW 2013)

This is a companion piece to my plenary talk at IWMW 2013, looking at the disruptive changes sweeping through the higher education s...

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PRISM, Tempora and the Dual Use Dilemma

PRISM, Tempora and the Dual Use Dilemma

What does a top secret stealth submarine have in common with Edward Snowden's revelations about Internet snooping? How do you "...

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Trailing my IWMW 2013 talk: The Inside Out University

Trailing my IWMW 2013 talk: The Inside Out University

In a couple of weeks' time I'll be one of the plenary speakers at this year's Institutional Web Management Workshop (IWMW 201...

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Doughnuts and HPC - The Large Eddy Simulation Dilemma and Modelling Radiation Damage in Metals for Nuclear Power Plants

Doughnuts and HPC - The Large Eddy Simulation Dilemma and Modelling Radiation Damage in Metals for Nuclear Power Plants

In a few days' time we'll be holding the first of our imaginatively titled Doughnuts and HPC sessions.  Modelled on the Open Dat...

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HPC Midlands and TATA Steel Case Study - Computer Modelling Radically Improves Welding Techniques

HPC Midlands and TATA Steel Case Study - Computer Modelling Radically Improves Welding Techniques

As part of the HPC Midlands project , we've been developing a series of case studies about the work that we are doing with our in...

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Draft Policy for Research Data Management at Loughborough

Draft Policy for Research Data Management at Loughborough

I've blogged in the past about our Research Data Management project and the Higher Education sector's transition to being Open b...

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HPC Midlands and Airbus Case Study - Predicting the Impact of Drilling in Carbon/Epoxy Composites

HPC Midlands and Airbus Case Study - Predicting the Impact of Drilling in Carbon/Epoxy Composites

As part of the HPC Midlands project , we've been developing a series of case studies about the work that we are doing with our indu...

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Hackers: From BYOD to Bioelectronics, MOOCs and Moonshots

Hackers: From BYOD to Bioelectronics, MOOCs and Moonshots

I recently gave the closing talk at the UCISA Networking Group's Bring Your Own Device event , ostensibly about the future of BYO...

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Join my team - HPC vacancy at Loughborough

Join my team - HPC vacancy at Loughborough

Are you an HPC maven looking for a new challenge, or a hardcore Linux hacker looking to upskill? Come and jo...

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Keep Calm and... Remember the IT Services Charter

Keep Calm and... Remember the IT Services Charter

Following on from the positive response that I've received from posting some of our policy and strategy consultation documents, I t...

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Tiny Robots: Hacking the Google Smartwatch

Tiny Robots: Hacking the Google Smartwatch

We've heard a lot lately about how 2013 will be the year of the smartwatch , with upcoming products rumoured from a host of sources. ...

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Five Years and 100,000 Pageviews Later

Five Years and 100,000 Pageviews Later

Five years into blogging, and this site has just reached some significant milestones - over 100,000 page views, over 10,000 hits per mo...

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BYOD: Responding To The Challenge (UCISA Networking Group event)

BYOD: Responding To The Challenge (UCISA Networking Group event)

I'm delivering the closing talk at May's UCISA Networking Group event BYOD: Responding To The Challenge .  Regular readers of th...

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Enhancing Teaching and Learning with Internet Services (draft for comments)

Enhancing Teaching and Learning with Internet Services (draft for comments)

We were recently asked to put together some guidance for lecturers on using Internet services (Web 2.0, social media, ...) to enhance t...

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Project Moonshot Case Study - HPC Midlands (JANET Networkshop 41)

Project Moonshot Case Study - HPC Midlands (JANET Networkshop 41)

I was recently invited to speak at the JANET Networkshop conference about HPC Midlands' involvement in the JANET(UK) Pilot of Projec...

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HPC Midlands and E.ON Case Study - Predicting the Impact of Air Flow on Off-shore Energy Generation

HPC Midlands and E.ON Case Study - Predicting the Impact of Air Flow on Off-shore Energy Generation

As part of the HPC Midlands project , we'll be posting a series of case studies describing the work that we are doing with our indu...

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The Seeing Eye Droid - Anticipating Google Glass

The Seeing Eye Droid - Anticipating Google Glass

In a recent post I talked about using Google Glass as a sort of "seeing eye" for the blind , in a similar way to my talking bar...

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Hacking the Chromebook Part 2: Merging ChromeOS and Android

Hacking the Chromebook Part 2: Merging ChromeOS and Android

Google's Eric Schmidt recently said that they would not be merging Android and Chrome OS together. But they are both open source, so t...

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HPC Midlands Virtual Launch Event

HPC Midlands Virtual Launch Event

On March 20th 2013, we held a formal launch event for HPC Midlands . It was well attended, with some 80 delegates from both research and...

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Engaging with HPC Midlands - Next Steps

Engaging with HPC Midlands - Next Steps

HPC Midlands is supercomputing on demand, for research and industry, with flexible licensing for commercial software....

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Take a Picture, and Tell Me What You See - Google Glass as Assistive Technology

Take a Picture, and Tell Me What You See - Google Glass as Assistive Technology

There's been a lot of breathless talk around the launch of Google Glass. Self righteous nerds the world over are n...

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A Tale of Two Jiscs: Reflections on CETIS13, FutureLearn and the JISC Diaspora

A Tale of Two Jiscs: Reflections on CETIS13, FutureLearn and the JISC Diaspora

This week I spent an enjoyable and stimulating couple of days in Birmingham at the CETIS 2013 conference. This was tem...

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HPC Midlands E-Infrastructure Impact Report to EPSRC / BIS

HPC Midlands E-Infrastructure Impact Report to EPSRC / BIS

HPC Midlands is a new initiative from Loughborough University and the University of Leicester,...

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Open Course Data at Loughborough Final Project Report for Jisc

Open Course Data at Loughborough Final Project Report for Jisc

This is the final report from the Open Course Data project at Loughborough University. We have been...

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HPC Midlands Press Release: Supercomputing Facility and Expertise Open for Industrial Benefit

HPC Midlands Press Release: Supercomputing Facility and Expertise Open for Industrial Benefit

HPC Midlands, a new supercomputing facility based at Loughborough University’s Science and Enterprise Park, provides state-of-the-art e-infr...

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Hacking the Chromebook for Fun and Profit

Hacking the Chromebook for Fun and Profit

You may recall me noting that the Chromebook has been Amazon's top selling laptop for the whole of Q4 2012....

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MEGS-KT: Learning Analytics with Moodle (Jisc project)

MEGS-KT: Learning Analytics with Moodle (Jisc project)

As part of our series of posts on the MEGS-KT project , today we'll look at Learning Analytics with Moodle. Specifically, how might we g...

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Web Developer Vacancy - Help Wanted!

My colleagues at the Centre for Engineering and Design Education are recruiting a web developer.  Here is some more information and a point...

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HPC Midlands Launch Event

HPC Midlands Launch Event

State-of-the-art e-infrastructure, accelerating innovation in industry and research HPC Midlands – a new supercompu...

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MEGS-KT: Getting to Grips with Learning Analytics (Jisc project)

MEGS-KT: Getting to Grips with Learning Analytics (Jisc project)

Learning Analytics is one of the buzz phrases du jour , but what does it mean in practice? Here is the first in a series of posts on the ...

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The Perfect Storm: Understanding the Changing Face of Technology in Higher Education (BETT 2013)

The Perfect Storm: Understanding the Changing Face of Technology in Higher Education (BETT 2013)

I was invited to speak at this year's BETT as part of the new Higher Education strand of the event.   My talk was al...

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HPC Midlands - Supercomputing for Research and Industry

HPC Midlands - Supercomputing for Research and Industry

HPC Midlands is an exciting new initiative from Loughborough University and the University of Leicester.  We have been funded by EPSRC...

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Open Course Data at Loughborough (Jisc Project)

Open Course Data at Loughborough (Jisc Project)

The Open Course Data project at Loughborough University has been funded by Jisc to develop a machine readable version of our online pro...

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