PRACE Summer of HPC 2017 opens for applications

Early-stage POstgraduate and late-stage undergraduate students are invited to apply for the PRACE Summer of HPC 2017 programme, to be held in July & August 2017. Consisting of a training week and two months on placement at top HPC centres around Europe, the programme affords participants the opportunity to

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Announcing PRACE Summer of HPC 2017

Applications are open from 11th of January 2017 to 19th of February 2017. See the Timeline for more details. PRACE Summer of HPC programme is announcing projects for 2017 for preview and comments by students. Please send questions to coordinators directly by the

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Hybrid Monte Carlo Method for Matrix Computation on P100 GPUs

Project reference: 1701 The focus of this project will be on  enhancing further hybrid (e.g. stochastic/ deterministic) method for Linear Algebra. The focus is on Monte Carlo and quasi-Monte Carlo hybrid methods and algorithms for matrix inversion and solving systems

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Monte Carlo and Deep Learning Methods for Enhancing Crowd Simulation

Project reference: 1702 Simulating realistic large scale crowd behaviours is a complex endeavour. The use of real data and realistic perception models is required. And once the behaviour is established, one must generate and animate varied characters for realistic visualization

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Apache Spark: Are Big Data tools applicable in HPC?

Project reference: 1703 This project started as a SoHPC 2016 project, where we implemented routinely used quantum chemistry Hartree-Fock (HF) method in Apache Spark framework. Due to a lack of time, several goals remained unreached, such as: how efficient can

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Calculation of nanotubes by utilizing the helical symmetry properties

Project reference: 1704 In calculations of nanotubes prevail methods based on a one-dimensional translational symmetry using a huge unit cell. A pseudo two-dimensional approach, when the inherent helical symmetry of general chiralitynanotubes is exploited, has been limited to simple approximate

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Web visualization of Energy load of an HPC system

Project reference: 1705 Energy Efficency is one of the most timely problems in managing HPC facilities. This problem can be addressed at different scale and from different perspective:  chip and board design, cooling technologies, batch scheduler tuning. In order to

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Web visualization of the Mediterranean Sea

Project reference: 1706   OGSTM is an optimized code to solve 3D transport reactions non linear PDE applied to biogeochemical problems. It exploits the domain decomposition paradigm based on the MPI and the OPEN-MP library to scale the computation to

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Interactive weather forecasting on supercomputers as a tool for education

Project reference: 1708 A common and very important application of HPC is that of weather forecasting. In conjunction with the UK Met Office we have developed a new, state of the art, atmospheric model which the scientific community use to

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Online visualisation of current and historic supercomputer usage

Project reference: 1709 We house and run the UK national supercomputing service, ARCHER, which has an active user base of around 3000 users. Many different people rely on this machine as a crucial instrument in their science and there are

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Development and validation of real-time earthquake hazard models

Project reference: 1707 Operational earthquake forecasting is a novel scientific direction of Seismology focusing on providing real-time earthquake likelihoods during the evolution of an aftershock sequence. The moment a major earthquake occurs, decision-makers need expert advice to both support proactive

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European climate model simulations

Project reference: 1711 The project aims to familiarise the successful candidate to use efficiently the High Performance Computing system ARIS in GRNET and optimize his/her application in the field of regional climate modelling. A hindcast regional climate simulations will be

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Visualizing European Climate Change

Project reference: 1710 The project aims to  familiarise the successful candidate to use output data from regional climate models  and apply advance  visualization tools to present climate and climate change data in a user-friendly manner (e.g. contour maps, time-series, animated

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“El-Nino: It’s periodicity and impact on world weather”

Project reference: 1712 World Ocean is covered almost 72% of the Earth’s surface. Among all Oceans Pacific Ocean is the largest Ocean. All the Oceans are interconnected through some channels or by teleconnection through atmosphere. It is well known that

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Radiosity in Computer Graphics

Project reference: 1713 The aim of this project is to create a computer render of a very simple scene using radiosity techniques.  The rate at which energy leaves a surface is called its radiosity.  This idea is the starting point

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Visualization of real motion of human body based on motion capture technology

Project reference: 1714 Main objective of this project is to create platform for visualization of real motion of human body based on motion capture technology. First 3D virtual model of human skeleton will be created. This model will be moving

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Performance visualization for bioinformatics pipelines

Project reference: 1715 Supercomputers can help speed up the drug discovery using machine learning. Within the project the student will work with our tool that deploys new programming model and scheduler for running complex pipelines in a distributed environment on

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Cude colors on a phine grid

Project reference: 1716 Simulations of Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics (the theory of quarks and gluons) are used to study properties of strongly interacting matter and can, e.g., be used to calculate properties of the quark-gluon plasma, a phase of matter that

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Hip, hip, hooray! Get your 2-for-1 GPU deal now.

Project reference: 1717 Today’s multi-core, many-core and accelerator hardware provides a tremendous amount of floating point operations (FLOPs). However, CPU and GPU FLOPs cannot be harvested in the same manner. While the CPU is designed to minimize the latency of 

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Accelerating climate kernels

Project reference: 1718 Climate research is a major user of supercomputing facilities, however the spatial resolution of climate models are much coarser than similar models for weather forecasting, and thus they no longer scale as the computers become bigger. Instead

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Tracing in 4D data

Project reference: 1719 Europe has several synchrotron facilities including, ESRF, PSI, and MAX-IV. These facilities produce still more data. Especially medical beam lines produce enormous datasets; they collect 3D volumes at a frequency that produce 3D movies. An example is

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Parallel algorithm for non-negative matrix tri-factorization

Project reference: 1720 In computational biology we typically have p≥3 sets of data points P1,P2,…,Pp (e.g., sets of different biological objects including proteins, genes, drugs, diseases etc. with |Pi |=ni and for each pair i < j we have a data matrix Dij

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CAD data extraction for CFD simulation

Project reference: 1721 CAD geometry is a necessary input to run a numerical simulation. However, CAD geometry from the design office is not suitable for use directly in numerical simulation. This is due to CAD complexity with many small details

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