How to work at Jülich in a nutshell

Working at Jülich might seem an easy task for the inexperienced student. However, it is one of the most difficult challenges that one can face. It is impossible to keep track of how many students have tried, innocent as they

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Welcome in Edinburgh

Hi guys, it is a time to write my first blog post. At the beginning I would like to mention Barcelona, because there was the start of our adventure. But only few words – there are enough posts about it. I

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The Colours of Ostrava

Ostrava really showed us it’s true ‘colours’ during our second weekend when we attended the Czech Republic’s largest music festival: Colours of Ostrava. Only half an hour commute from IT4Innovations the colours was four days long, starting on Thursday, and finishing on Sunday.

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Getting lost in Juelich

A Summer of HPC started with a week in Barcelona. This week comprised of intensive training sessions in high performance computing tools and techniques. This was a good opportunity for people like me with no previous high performance computing knowledge

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Binding with ZeroMQ

I have now arrived in the middle of the third week and I can say that I’m getting better at settling into the Irish reality that the Summer of HPC is giving me the chance to live. The initial work was mainly

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Ján Hreha

Ján Hreha is from Slovakia and he is spending this amazing summer (of HPC) at NIIF in beautiful Budapest in Hungary working with The power of GPUs for Atomistic Simulations. Ján is currently 26 years old and spent last 10 years learning and promoting

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First Impressions of Nicosia

As a pleasant consequence of having a connecting flight in Munich, we flew over the Austrian Alps on the way to Cyprus. I was lucky enough to be sitting in a window seat. It was definitely something special to see

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Oh, Ostrava!

After a thrilling week in Barcelona, during which we met so many new friends, Sergio, Laszlo, and I arrived at the Technical University of Ostrava in the Czech Republic last week. We were greeted by magnificent weather. Conveniently, the first Monday after our arrival

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Arrival in Edinburgh

Travelling from Barcelona to Edinburgh was a mess! Anna, Ondrej, and I will share an apartment in Edinburgh and we all also work at EPCC (Ondrej and I even work on different aspects of the same project), so it was

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Enjoying Ireland with Fionn

The first week of training held in Barcelona had accustomed Ondrej and I too well, especially regarding the weather: upon our arrival here in Dublin, we immediately had the pleasure of experiencing the Irish climate (especially the rain!). However this didn’t discourage us and, with

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Rumyana Rumenova

My name is Rumyana, I am from Bulgaria and I just finished my undergraduate studies in Computer Science at the University of Edinburgh. At the moment I am primarily interested in parallelism and particularly in tools that alleviate the heavy

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Ben Chapman

  My name is Ben and I’m from York, UK. I have just finished my masters degree in theoretical physics and will start a Ph.D at Warwick, researching plasma physics for magnetic confinement fusion. Specifically, I will research the motion

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First week in Budapest

After the training week in Barcelona, Jan Hreha and I finally arrived in Budapest, eager to start working on our projects. We arrived in the evening and were quite happy to realize that our on-site coordinator Barbara Toth had come

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Kicking off our Summer of HPC in Barcelona

Kicking off our Summer of HPC in Barcelona The training week is over now and we have started to settle into our project sites. Its a good time to look back and share impressions of the first week of our Summer

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Laszlo Kovacs

László Kovács received his MSc degree in computer science from the University of Debrecen, Hungary, in 2010. In 2010 he started his PhD studies in Computer Science at the University of Debrecen, Hungary. Currently he is a doctorate candidate at

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Thoughts: from the mind to the keyboard…from Barcelona to Slovenia

The time has come! After a training week in Barcelona, I arrived in Novo Mesto (Slovenia). First things first… I left Barcelona with beautiful memories. The training week was an occasion to network with new people and to build some

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Anthony Bourached

 Anthony Bourached is from Dublin, Ireland. He is spending this summer at IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Centre, Ostrava, Czech Republic. He  will be working on the real time (In Situ) visualisation of ESPRESO solver using  Paraview Catalyst. He is 22-years-old and has recently completed his

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Getting Started

Upon arrival on Saturday in Cyprus, Conor and I were greeted by blue sky, palm trees, and 36 degrees temperature. Thanks to our colleague, Stelios, who picked us up from the airport, we made it from Larnaka to Nicosia with

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Albert Garcia

My name is Albert Garcia and I am from Alicante, Spain. I recently obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Alicante. I am currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Robotics at University of Alicante. My academic

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Sergio M. Afonso Fumero

Sergio is a student coming from Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands in Spain. He just obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering at the University of La Laguna, in which he majored in Computer Science specialization. He is mostly

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Leon Kocjancic

Leon Kocjancic comes from Skofije in Slovenia’s coastal region. He was chosen to spend his summer of 2015 at CINECA in Bologna to work on a project Exploring Mars Surface. Leon studied at the University of Ljubljana at the Faculty

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Cem Benar

Cem Benar is attending the Summer of HPC programme from Ozyegin University, Turkey. He is 22 years old and is currently in the last year of his BS degree. He plans to apply for a graduate programme in Computer Science

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Juraj Mavračić

I am currently working on my Master thesis at the Institute for Computational Materials Physics at the University of Vienna. Since my youth, I have been interested in natural sciences. Therefore, I took up chemistry studies, which satisfied my curiosity

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Ondřej Ticháček

Ondřej is from the Czech Republic. He is studying applied mathematics at Czech Technical University in Prague at the faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering. He is currently dealing with a mathematical model of the inner ear and hearing

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Simon Pfreundschuh

Simon Pfreundschuh is a Master’s student in physics with a background in computer science and mathematics. Originally from Germany, he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Kiel, Germany. After a short stay in Strasbourg, France,

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