ESPRESO API for ParaView Catalyst to perform In situ Analysis

The main goal of this project is to develop a workflow for parallel “In situ” analysis using ESPRESO solver and ParaView Catalyst. During the stay the student will cooperate directly with developers of the ESPRESO library to implement the API for ‘”In situ” visualization of the transient finite element analysis using ParaView Catalyst.

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Modelling of Wi-Fi signal propagation using the boundary element method

The main goal of this project is to develop a workflow for parallel modelling of the Wi-Fi signal propagation in buildings using the boundary element method (BEM). For this purpose the student will use the parallel boundary element software BEM4I developed at IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Centre.

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Implementing MPI parallelisation in a the Fluctuating Finite Element Analysis (FFEA) tool

FFEA uses a continuum mechanics description of soft macromolecules and is specifically designed to take advantage of emerging low resolution experimental data, such as protein structural maps from the Electron Microscopy Data Base. The model is a Finite Element algorithm which has been generalised to include thermal fluctuations, enabling the simulation of large protein complexes within their cellular environment, and therefore provides acces to the elusive mesoscale regime between 10 and 500nm that is too computationally expensive for atomistic molecular dynamics, but too small for conventional macroscopic simulation techniques to be applicable.

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An “HPC Cluster Challenge” app for public outreach

EPCC is developing an HPC Cluster Challenge’ web app for phones, tablets and PCs, in which participants will be able to design their own Supercomputer cluster, by picking and assembling predetermined component parts, all while working within a fixed virtual budget. The aim would be to achieve the highest performance score on LINPACK, a well-known benchmark that is used to rank the largest computers in the world! As well as controlling costs, the user must also try to minimise their virtual machine’s power usage-this is one of the key limiting factors for modern-day HPC. The app will explain what the main components of a Supercomputer are, and guide a user through the process of configuring their cluster. Links to more in-depth educational material will also be made available through the app.

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Developing the user interface for the Fluctuating Finite Element Analysis (FFEA) tool

The Fluctuating Finite Element Analysis (FFEA) tool uses a continuum mechanics description of soft macromolecules and is specifically designed to take advantage of emerging low resolution experimental data, such as protein structural maps from the Electron Microscopy Data Base. This work aims to improve the visualization interface to enable the handling of large data sets that will arise from the use of distributed memory HPC computations.

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Hybrid CPU-GPU implementation of deflation in the linear solver for lattice QCD

The student will work in the Lattice QCD group of Prof. C. Alexandrou at CaSToRC in Cyprus. The task of the student will be to combine deflation in the open source twisted mass code tmLQCD ( with the solver component of QUDA ( for the hybrid machine Piz Daint in Switzerland.

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CFD predicts Wind loading on the Solar Tracker

Why do we need solar trackers? As we all know solar energy is a green energy. There is a increasing installation of the solar trackers each and every year in Europe. And it is more demanding  growing industry since European

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Vojtech Nikl

Firstly, I would like to thank everybody involved in the Summer of HPC 2014 program! I have had a great time so far and I have learnt a lot about data visualization and HPC in general.

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Konstantina Lazaridou

I’d like to thank the PRACE SoHPC for the opportunity to work in CINECA’s super computing center. It is a very important experience for me and I am fully enjoying my presence here. The working environment is incredible, regarding both the people working here and the facilities. I have been looking forward to practicing computer science in a high quality organization, such as CINECA, for a long time.

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Rajagopal Hariharan

The disappointment of my delayed arrival due to visa issues was quickly made up by the warm welcome that Edinburgh provided me. For a long time, I have heard about how Edinburgh has dull weather even during summer, when it tends to be wet and windy. This summer, however seems to be different with most days being bright and sunny, almost perfect for camping.

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Nedim Hadzic

I arrived in Edinburgh on a cloudy Sunday and what surprised me immediately is that there were only a couple of people on the streets. Well, later I learned that I’m in a residential area, but afterwards I discovered the beauties of this amazing medieval city.

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Marco Borelli

My name is Marco Borelli, and I’m writing from Jülich, Germany. For my Summer of HPC project I was assigned to the supercomputing facility of Jülich Forschungszentrum, a beautiful research center located in the region of North Rhein-Westphalia. My project consists of an implementation of the Fast Multipole Method on (GP)GPUs.

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David Hermosa Garcia

The past weeks at the Forschungszentrum in Juelich (Germany) have been awesome. I’ve been granted a bike to move around and I found myself enjoying the differences between my place in Spain and here. I suppose it’s the same as traveling anywhere else, but the weather, the forests and the German culture in general are a great change for me.

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Girish Ramesh

Tokamaks, visualization, ParaView, high performance computing (HPC) and parallelism. Phew! It’s been a whirlwind of a month as I wind up the first half of my project “ParaView plugin for fusion data structures”.

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Allah Rakha

Wind barriers are artificial structures designed for wind protection. Their function is to reduce wind velocity within a certain distance. The numerical simulations were set to simulate the wind barrier. For this Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation we applied cell-centered numerics, a segregated approach on a collocated, unstructured grid. The three-dimensional finite volume method was used for reynold average navier stokes equations (RANS) equation discretization. This computational study of fluid turbulence of wind barriers was done by using well-known CFD models.

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Nicola Luminari

Hello my name is Nicola Luminari and I come from Italy; now I’m about to finish my last year of a Master degree in Naval Architecture at University of Genova.
Here in Ostrava, my colleague Martin Weber and I, are working on a project that will develop a racing car video game.

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Martin Weber

I am a computer science student from Austria. will spend this summer at the HPC facilities in Ostrava developing a car race game demonstration.

I am studying at JKU Linz and currently finishing the bachelor program. In my further studies at university, I am going to focus on machine learning and high performance computing. Besides studying I like going out with my friends from university. My favourite sports is skiing in the Austrian mountains.

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Summer of HPC 2013

Summer of HPC 2013 Our previous event was a great success with 24 students hosted in the summer of 2013 working on 21 projects. Posts and information on SoHPC 2013 available at the Blog Archives 2013 Award winners Please follow

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SoHPC14’ Best Student Prize winner: Nicola Luminari

We are happy to announce that Nicola Luminari from Italy has won the SoHPC14 Best Student Prize! Nicola was on placement through the programme in the Czech Republic at IT4Innovations(VSB-Technical University of Ostrava), under the supervision of his project mentor

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Goodbye Copenhagen, A Shakespearean Epilogue

It’s been a while in since the project started in Copenhagen, and it is perhaps a good time to summarize the adventure so far. Spending almost two month in Copenhagen, Denmark, is enough time to get a good impression of

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