8 weeks in Amsterdam: Too Dutch of a good thing?

Allison and Kara in Zaanse Schans

** This post is intended for future participants in the SoHPC program, and for anyone planning a visit to Amsterdam. ** SURFsara SURFsara is a member of the SURF cooperative. It brings together many educational and research institutions in the

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The Power of an Im-PECK-Able Viz

Bird pun, check. Now let’s move on to the next installation of Allison’s Summer of HPC blog! A quick recap: my project is all about improving the accessibility of meteorological radar data for ornithologists at the University of Amsterdam. These

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Removing the data processing ‘bird’en with Spark

Greetings dear audience. Sorry that I’ve been a little radio-silent over the last week. I guess you could say I dropped off the radar. Read on for another riveting installation of ‘Allison’s summer of HPC’. It’s hard to believe, but

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Why give a flock about bird migration?

It’s the end of my second week at SURFsara, and I’m off to a flying start. As much as I would love to get into the nitty gritty of my project and all of its technical components, I will save

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SoHPC Orientation Week: a reflection

Buon giorno! I am currently sitting on a plane headed for Amsterdam where I will begin my HPC project, and I thought I would take this opportunity to compose my next blog update.  We have officially finished our orientation week

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Allison Walker

Hi all! I’m Allison, and I have the great pleasure of being one of the participants in the 2019 Summer of HPC Program.  I am Canadian born, Australian raised, and I have just finished studying in Spain. My professional background

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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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