Videos of the 2023 workshop are on-line

Céline Acary-Robert, Pierre-Antoine Bouttier, Ludovic Courtès, Alexandre Dehne-Garcia, Simon Tournier — January 29, 2024

Back in November, the First Workshop on Reproducible Software Environments for Research and High-Performance Computing was held in Montpellier, France. Coming from France primarily but also from Czechia, Germany, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain, and the United Kingdom to name a few, 120 people—scientists, high-performance computing (HPC) practitioners, system administrators, and enthusiasts alike—came to listen to the talks, attend the tutorials, and talk to one another.

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Announcing the First Workshop on Reproducible Software Environments

Simon Tournier, Ludovic Courtès — September 18, 2023

We’re excited to announce the First Workshop on Reproducible Software Environments for Research and High-Performance Computing (HPC), which will take place in Montpellier, France, on November 8–10th, 2023! The preliminary program is on-line, and now’s the time for you to register!

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Ludovic Courtès — January 24, 2023

As has been the case for 9 years (!), Guix will be present at FOSDEM, the big annual free software developer conference in Europe. There will be no less than ten Guix-related talks, of which the following are particularly relevant to the HPC and reproducible research communities:

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Celebrating 10 years of Guix in Paris, 16–18 September

Ludovic Courtès, Tanguy Le Carrour, Simon Tournier — June 13, 2022

It’s been ten years of GNU Guix! To celebrate, and to share knowledge and enthusiasm, a birthday event will take place on September 16–18th, 2022, in Paris, France. The program is being finalized, but you can already register!

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First French-speaking workshop on reproducible software environments

Ludovic Courtès, Konrad Hinsen, Simon Tournier — April 9, 2021

We are organizing the first French-speaking workshop on the reproducibility of software environments for scientists, engineers, and system administrators. The workshop will take place on-line on May 17–18th, 2021 from 09:00 to 12:30 CEST. Stay tuned for more reproducible research events!

Nous avons le plaisir d’annoncer le premier atelier francophone sur la reproductibilité des environnements logiciels, qui aura lieu en ligne les matinées des 17 et 18 mai 2021 — programme et informations pratiques sur la page de l’événement.

Cet atelier fait suite à l’intérêt porté par la communauté francophone du calcul scientifique aux questions de reproductibilité, notamment lors de l’Action Nationale de Formation UST4HPC 2021 et avec la journée reproductibilité de la Société Informatique de France (SIF) qui aura lieu le 10 mai. Elle s’inscrit aussi dans le cadre des activités du groupe Guix-HPC.

Au programme, sept retours d’expériences de scientifiques et de responsables d’administration système sur le déploiement logiciel dans les centres de calcul avec Guix mais aussi Spack ou module, et sur la création de pipelines reproductibles pour la recherche avec Debian, Org-Mode et Guix.

Ces exposés seront suivis d’échanges sur les attentes et propositions de chacun·e, aussi bien du point de vue scientifique qu’en termes d’administration de centre de calcul.

La participation est libre et gratuite mais nous vous invitons toutefois à vous inscrire.


Ludovic Courtès — January 27, 2020

As in previous years, GNU Guix will be present at FOSDEM, the main yearly free software developer conference in Europe, with no less than nine Guix-related talks!

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PiGx paper awarded at the International Conference on Genomics (ICG-13)

Ricardo Wurmus — January 11, 2019

December 2018 the Akalin lab at the Berlin Institute of Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB) published a paper about a collection of reproducible genomics pipelines called PiGx that are made available through GNU Guix. The article was awarded third place in the GigaScience ICG-13 Prize. Representing the authors, Ricardo Wurmus was invited to present the work on PiGx and Guix in Shenzhen, China at ICG-13.

Ricardo Wurmus presenting at ICG-13.

Ricardo urged the audience of wet lab scientists and bioinformaticians to apply the same rigorous standards of experimental design to experiments involving software: all variables need to be captured and constrained. To demonstrate that this does not need to be complicated, Ricardo reported the experiences of the Akalin lab in building a collection of reproducibly built automated genomics workflows using GNU Guix.

Due to technical difficulties the recording of the talk was lost, so Ricardo re-recorded the talk a few weeks later.


Ludovic Courtès — January 29, 2018

GNU Guix will be present at FOSDEM, the main yearly free software developer conference in Europe, and in particular in the HPC track.

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