PRACE Summer of HPC 2019 opens applications

Late-stage undergraduate and Master’s students are invited to apply for the PRACE Summer of HPC 2019 programme, to be held in July & August 2019. Consisting of a training week and two months on placement at top HPC centres around

Large scale data techniques for research in ecology

Project reference: 1921 Ecologists studying animal movement require integrating multiple kinds of data coming from different sources. In particular, at SURFsara we are helping ornithologists to work with a new stream of radar data. Where the researchers are used to

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Task-based models on steroids: Accelerating event driven task-based programming with GASNet

Project reference: 1909 One of the grand challenges of HPC is providing programming tools that enable the programmer to write parallel codes capable of scaling to hundreds of thousands, or even millions, of cores. Task-based programming models are seen as

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Encrypted volumes for PCOCC private clusters

Project reference: 1920 There is an increasing demand for processing confidential data, such as the genetic makeup of humans, personal data, and data that, if leaked or modified, could have serious legal consequences. Normally, supercomputers and clusters are shared by

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HPC application for candidate drug optimization using free energy perturbation calculations

Project reference: 1911 The advent of technological advances in the field of computer-aided drug design has streamlined the drug design process, making it more cost- and time-efficient. One of the most important tasks in the lead optimization phase of the

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Using HPC to investigate the structure and dynamics of a KRAS oncogenic mutant

Project reference: 1910 High-Performance Computing has lately enabled multimillion atom simulations in nanoscale systems. In this project, we will simulate KRAS, a protein, which is mutated in 70% of human cancers in contact with a model cell membrane. The goal

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Distributed Memory Radix Sort

Project reference: 1915 A Radix Sort is an array sorting algorithm that can run in O(N) time, compared with typical sorting algorithms like QuickSort which run in O(Nlog(N)) time. Typical sorting algorithms sort elements using pairwise comparisons to determine ordering,

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Performance analysis of Distributed and Scalable Deep Learning

Project reference: 1925 With renewed global interest for Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods, the past decade has seen a myriad of new programming models and tools that enable better and faster Machine Learning (ML). ML is in a nutshell “the science

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Energy Reporting in Slurm Jobs

Project reference: 1924 Energy consumption is one of the largest problems faced by modern supercomputing in the race to build Exaflop/s capable systems. In the past decade hardware design focus has shifted from obtaining the best possible performance to improving

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Industrial Big Data analysis with RHadoop

Project reference: 1923 The project will consist of: Getting to know Hadoop and RHadoop; Defining big data source related to Industry 4.0; Creating and storing big data files (BD); Preparing BD for basic analysis; Defining predictive model and writing RHadoop

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Visualization schema for HPC gyrokinetic data

Project reference: 1922 Gyrokinetic simulations are essential for better understanding of the plasma turbulence. For that purpose, a variety of non-linear gyrokinetic codes are being used and further developed, such as GENE, GYRO, ELMFIRE etc. These codes differ in numerics,

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High Performance Lattice Field Theory

Project reference: 1919 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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Good-bye or Taskify!

Project reference: 1918 Today’s supercomputing hardware provides a tremendous amount of floating point operations (FLOPs). While CPUs are designed to minimize the latency of a stream of individual operations, GPUs try to maximize the throughput. However, GPU FLOPs can only

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Object Detection Using Deep Neural Networks – AI from HPC to the Edge

Project reference: 1917 Deep neural networks (DNNs) are evaluated and used in many areas today, to replace or complement traditional technologies. In this project, the student will develop a DNN to detect and localize selected objects in images. The work

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Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations of Formula Student Car Using HPC

Project reference: 1916 The objective of this project is to present the scalability of CFD simulations on IT4Innovations parallel platforms and calculating external aerodynamics around the VSB-TUO formula student car (lift and drag coefficient calculation). Formula Student is a student

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Dynamic Deep Learning Inference on the Edge

Project reference: 1914 Deep learning is an algorithmic technique that has found rapid adoption and application in a wide range of domains. In the deep learning workflow, the inference is one of the final steps where the trained models are

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Scaling the Dissipative Particle Dynamic (DPD) code, DL_MESO, on large multi-GPGPUs architectures

Project reference: 1913 DPD is a stochastic particle method for mesoscale simulations of complex fluids. It is based on a coarse approximation of the molecular structure of soft materials, with beads that can represent large agglomerates or unions of simpler

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Hybrid Monte Carlo/Deep Learning Methods for Matrix Computation on Advanced Architectures

Project reference: 1912 The focus of this project will be on enhancing further hybrid (e.g. stochastic/ deterministic) methods for Linear Algebra adding Deep Learning techniques. The focus is on Monte Carlo hybrid methods and algorithms for matrix inversion and solving

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Performance of Python programs on new HPC architectures

Project reference: 1908 Python is widely used in scientific research for tasks such as data processing, analysis, and visualisation. However, it is not yet widely used for large-scale modelling and simulation on high-performance computers due to its poor performance –

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Parallel Computing Demonstrators on Wee ARCHIE

Project reference: 1907 EPCC has developed a small, portable Raspberry-pi based cluster which is taken to schools, science festivals etc. to illustrate how parallel computers work. It is called “Wee ARCHIE” (in fact there are two versions in existence) because

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Anomaly detection of system failures on HPC machines using Machine Learning Techniques

Project reference: 1906 Anomalies detection is one of the timeliest problems in managing HPC facilities. Clearly, this problem involves many technological issues, including big data analysis, machine learning, virtual machines manipulations and authentication protocols. Our research group already prepared a

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IN SItu/Web visualizatioN of CFD Data Using OpenFOAM

Project reference: 1905 I/O is recognized to be the main bottleneck to achieve the Exascale computing, which is up to 1000x faster than current Petascale systems. The main cause can be identified in the disproportion of the rate of change between

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Electronic structure of nanotubes by utilizing the helical symmetry properties: The code optimization

Project reference: 1904 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 chirality nanotubes is exploited, has been limited to simple

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High-performance machine learning

Project reference: 1903 The goal of the project is to demonstrate that HPC tools are (at least) as good, or even better, for big data processing as the popular JVM-based technologies, such as the Hadoop MapReduce or Apache Spark. The

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Reproducing Automated Heterogeneous Memory Data Distribution Literature Results and Beyond

Project reference: 1902 Supercomputers are a key tool for professionals from many disciplines to address society challenges, enabling them to perform, e. g., climate change simulations or genome analysis. European Commission’s high-performance computing (HPC) Strategy, implemented in the Horizon 2020

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