From Jülich to Nicosia with Love

Me about to destroy my competitors.

As Ambra covered most of the technicalities of what we are working on here in Cyprus in her wonderful blog on lattice QCD and supercomputers. I will talk more about our experiences so far in Jülich, Germany where we had

The wonders of the subatomic world: tiny particles and huge computers.

QCD studies how quarks and gluons stuck together to form protons and neutrons in the atoms.

Note: On monday I started working on the PRACE Summer of HPC project called: Mixed precision linear solvers for lattice QCD. Since I think that most people don’t know about the subject I will write this post to tell you

Summer of HPC in Athens


When we got invited to SoHPC, both of us were very excited. Samanta was sitting with friends in a bar when she received an e-mail and celebrated it immediately. Juan had just woken up (cultural differences, am I right?) but

Training Week 2016!

PRACE Summer of HPC 2016 Update: Training week at Juelich This year, training week was at Juelich and it seems to have been the best training week yet! From MPI to Go-karting and good food, the week was a blast! It was


15 January 2015: Programme announced 01 February 2015: Projects are available for preview and possible clarifications. 20 February 2015: Application starts 08 March 2015: Application closes (extended on 6 March 2015) 15 March 2015: Application closes 22 March 2015: Recommendation

PRACE Summer of HPC 2015 Award Winners


It is our pleasure to announce the two young researchers, recognised for their outstanding performance in the PRACE Summer of HPC 2015 programme. On 15 December 2015 the SoHPC awards ceremony took place at the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (BSC), Spain

SoHPC Awards Ceremony December 15th

MareNostrum Supercomputer © BSC 2013

The PRACE Summer of HPC (SoHPC) Awards Ceremony will take place on December 15th 2015 at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), home of the stunning MareNostrum Supercomputer. Two SoHPC participants will be honoured for their exceptional contribution to the Summer

An overview of my project

The quarks that are bound together to comprise a proton

  Now I have finished my time in Germany, I think it’s time I told you all a little about what I was actually doing there.  My project was entitled “Making Quarks Phli Further” and was basically on quantum chromodynamics

Final thoughts

Zoltan, Gabor and me.

Summer of HPC 2015 is over now and we have all returned to our homes, eager to work on new projects and using knowledge gained during the past 2 months. There have been some really interesting projects presented during the

Compiling and thriving


Finally, our visualization project gets its final shape. Users experience navigating within my website and find all the tools embedded. Daily several corrections are being done in order to develop an even more versatile and user friendly tool. Furthermore weekends

Final Reports on Summer of HPC


We have now reached the last week of the internship and I have just completed my final report. Summer of HPC has been a great experience. I learned a lot during the last two months and am pleased to have


Peta Flops

Laszlo, Sergio and I were very busy with work coming into the last two weeks of the internship. However, we still found time to let off some steam. With great happiness I’d like to announce the formation of the first

Parallelizing the Implicitly Restarted Arnoldi Method


After a quite general introduction to the topic of lattice QCD in my last blog post, in this post I will get a little bit more technical and describe the first part of my project that I have worked on

The Fast Multipole Method: A Coulomb solver for the masses


There is time for laughs and there is also time for being serious and getting things done. In this blog post I would like to summarize what I have learned about the Fast Multipole Method during this programme. This theoretical

Two months later…

Cycling to Queensferry.

The summer of HPC has come to an end and I have the best impressions. Let’s have a summary of these couple months. The summer started with a kick off meeting in Barcelona. Sunny weather and interesting lectures for 5

Summer in Budapest


After the great  starting week in Barcelona, we (me and Juraj) have flown into our  Hungarian site for the rest of the summer project in the Beauty on the Danube – the city of Budapest. Budapest I was simply amazed

How to thrive at Jülich in a nutshell


If you are here because you have survived to one hard month at the JSC, A.K.A. Jail for Students of Computer Science. You should be proud, but now it is not the time for bragging, you are still at the

If you like history then you’ll love Italy!

The same type of communication radio was installed on Titanic and was produced by Marconi’s Wireless Telegraph Company, Ltd.

This time more about my whereabouts in August of 2015. During the summer time, especially in August, Italy is on vacation. Many people go to the seaside or retreat to the more fresh climate in the mountains. The consequence is

All good things must come to an end


It has been a fantastic couple of weeks, but all good things must come to an end. The time has come for the preparation of the final report and the video presentation. My project has reached a satisfactory position and

Friends and family

In front of Pantheon

Hi everyone again! I would like to share my other trip in Italy with you. I went to Lucca to visit a friend of mine a few weeks ago. His name is Luca. I went to Lucca through Pisa. I

15 degrees, rain and HPC: Summer in Edinburgh (week 4)

Speedup of the Fibrin test

After visiting Edinburgh Castle during the previous weekend, I was determined to dive deeper into all those things that are typical for Edinburgh. One of the most iconic ones? The Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo! The actually affordable tickets (starting at

Wi-Fi Planner, a breakthrough in gaming history

Wi-Fi Planner badass screenshot

After the presentation of the trailer at Gamescom and subsequent hype among its attendees, I am glad to announce the upcoming release of Wi-Fi Planner; the ultimate simulation game in which choosing the right spot to place your router or

Visualization of Olfactory Bulb Neural Network

A hundred of mitral cells from a different perspective

Hi everyone, In this post, I would like to share what I have done so far and what the next steps are in my project with you. I am responsible for the visualization of olfactory bulb data. Olfactory bulb is a

MediVis project at Ostrava – CT prefiltering, segmentation and visualization

Segmentation results

In this post I would like to continue the introduction section with the prefiltering, segmentation and visualization parts. As it was mentioned before, during the scanning process the CT machine recreates the inner image of the body in sequential axial

MediVis project at Ostrava – CT scan

3D liver

At this time I would like to introduce you to my project at IT4I National Supercomputing Center at Ostrava, Check. During this summer I was involved in a very interesting Post-processing and 3D visualization for medical 3D Visualization from CT images.


Programme & Application open date announced - 04 January 2016
Call for Applications - 11 January 2016
Call for Applications closes - 19 February 2016
Reference receipt deadline - 21 February 2016
Selection Panel Meeting 18-19 April 2016
Student Offers - 25 April 2016
Student acceptance deadline - 02 May 2016
Training Week - 30 June 2016 - 04 July 2016
Week 3 Plan submitted - 21 July 2016
Final Report submitted - 25 August 2016
Presentations - 29 August 2016
Awards Ceremony - planned for October 2016

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