Petteri Vainikka

Greetings from Athens! My name is Petteri. I am from Finland, where I am currently finishing my MSc in chemistry. I started my studies in the university of Turku in 2013, studying geology. After taking my introductory course in physical

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Enes Çankırı

When I was a kid, we only had my brother’s computer at home. I was 5 years old and I was only allowed to play with the computer for 15-20 minutes every day. Then one day, my brother asked me

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Wojtek Laskowski

Hi, My name is Wojtek, I’m 25 years old and thrilled to announce that I’m spending this summer in Barcelona, Spain. Besides leaving home for 2 months for one of the most fascinating places in the world, I’ll also be

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Klajdi Bodurri

Hello fellow reader, Let me introduce myself – which is the most boring part in this post, but I promise after that it gets interesting. My name is Klajdi Bodurri and I am 23 years old. I was born in

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Starting to Summer Of HPC

I am finally participating in the PRACE Summer of HPC, a programme I wanted to be part of a lot!.I followed a parallel computing course during the last semester at university and the teacher of this course  shared with us

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The importance of being jesting by Jakub Mojsiejuk

I am an Electronics and Telecommunications (i.e. Networking) undergraduate at AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow, Poland.  My current research interest revolves around machine learning, Big Data architectures and spintronics. Although my background is in engineering, I hope for

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Filip Kuklis

Hi there! My name is Filip Kuklis. I am a 25-year-old IT guy and I am coming from Slovak “city of dreams” – Piestany. Piestany is also known as “Little Amsterdam” of Slovakia, because of its bikes. But for now,

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Sukhminder Singh

Working on some C++ codes sitting in a lab at Jaume I University, Castellón de la Plana, Spain, I just thought why not to break the ice and write my first blogpost to introduce myself. I am Sukhminder Singh, an

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George Nikoulis

Hello everyone. My name is George and I am a 24 year old student from Greece studying for my Master in Computational Physics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. During my Bachelor studies in Physics, I  had a strong interest

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Ants in Groceries and First Impressions

Moving countries is always a bit of a hassle, even if you are only coming for a summer internship. Things can, and often will, go slightly wrong, but I don’t think it should stop anyone from signing up to new

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Marius Neumann

Hello world! I am Marius Neumann, a 22-year old physics student from Germany. Currently I’m studying for my Master’s degree at Bielefeld University, Germany. Bielefeld is located close to the border between North Rhine Westphalia and Lower Saxony (and despite

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Mario González Carpintero

Hello everyone! I am writing this post from Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, where my PRACE Summer of HPC project is taking place. The training week has been fabulous, but now it’s time to pack and start a new individual

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Marc Illa Subiña

Hi there, my name is Marc, I’m 24 years old, and I’m in my first year of PhD at the Universitat de Barcelona, in Catalonia. I’ve done all my studies in Barcelona, starting with a Bachelor degree in Physics, then

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Zheqi Yu

This is a great experience, I am very honoured to participate in the PRACE Summer of HPC 2018 programme. Not only do I have access to the knowledge of high-performance parallel computing, but I have also met people and made

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Training Week at Edinburgh

“Hey, thought this might be of interest…” A one line email with a link from my supervisor this spring. The website was of course, summerofhpc.prace-ri.eu, and I did in fact, find it of interest. The opportunity to work in a

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Students participating in PRACE Summer of HPC 2018

The 23 projects for the Summer of HPC 2018 will start with the selected students listed at the application page. The programme will start with the training week at EPCC in Edinburgh and then continue directly at 11 PRACE hosting

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PRACE Summer of HPC 2018 opens applications

Early-stage postgraduate and late-stage undergraduate students are invited to apply for the PRACE Summer of HPC 2018 programme, to be held in July & August 2018. Consisting of a training week and two months on placement at top HPC centres

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Visualization schema for HPC data

Project reference: 1823 ParaView is ubiquitously used in HPC to provide insight to complex data structures often stored in custom data formats that require transformation before they can be visualised. Furthermore, information is dispersed at many places and one needs

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Hybrid-parallel Convolutional Neural Network training

Project reference: 1820 There is a lot of research around scaling out convolutional neural networks to a large number of compute nodes, as the computational requirements when training complex networks on large-scale datasets become prohibitive. However, most if not all

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Big Data clustering with RHadoop

Project reference: 1822 The project will consist of: Getting to know Hadoop and RHadoop; Creating and storing big data files (BD); Preparing BD for clustering task; Writing RHadoop code for performing clustering tasks with two clustering algorithms (e.g., k-means and

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Large scale accelerator enabled quantum simulator

Project reference: 1821 Although the topic of creating a scalable, efficient, quantum simulator has been actively pursued by multiple entities in the past years, due to the complexity of the solution required (for example multiple types of gates and formalisms)

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One kernel to rule them all

Project reference: 1819 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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GraPhine meets CudeCD

Project reference: 1818 Simulations of classical or quantum field theories often rely on a lattice discretized version of the underlying theory. For example, simulations of Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD, the theory of quarks and gluons) are used to study properties

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Improving existing genomic tools for HPC infrastructure

Project reference: 1817 Since the emergence of the Next-Generation Sequencing technologies the number of genomics projects has risen exponentially. Human population genomics is an exciting field for research with significant outputs into clinical medicine. While there was just one human

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High-level Visualizations of Performance Data

Project reference: 1816 In the world of parallel programs, performance plays one of the key roles. There are mature tools (e.g. Scalasca) that enable to inspect the performance of an application, do analysis, and based on this, judge its performance.

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