A first glance of Bratislava

Bratislava city picture

It’s been more than a week since the Summer of HPC program began, and these days have been quite interesting, getting to know members of the Computing Center of the Slovak Academy of Sciences and finding out more details about

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The HIPbit, or There and Back Again

Forschungszentrum Jülich is quite an interesting place to work at. You can think of it as a town in the middle of nowhere where over the half of the population are scientists or technicians. The research center even has its

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Artificial Brains for enhancing Crowd Simulations?!

A visualisation of a biological neural network.

Hi all, In my previous post I introduced myself and the SoHPC programme. Now it’s time for my project. Why Crowd Simulation? Throughout history, humankind has had a clear preference for grouping together in larger and larger groups. On the global scale, 54

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Under the spell of Athena (and Jupiter)

It was a very very long trip, which began on Sunday at 2 p.m. and ended on Monday at 11 pm (with a 15-hours stopover in Milan), but finally, I landed in Athens! Since first sight from the plane, I understood this was

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Visualising Human Skeletal Motion

In a nutshell, the objective of my project this summer is to develop a visualisation of real human skeletal motion based on motion capture. I will be working at IT4Innovations, the Czech national Supercomputing Center in Ostrava, where the Salomon

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When Big Data Becomes Too Big

spaghetti-bolognese

As a guy from Central Europe, upon arriving to Bologna my first reaction wasn’t subtle: “Damn, it’s hot!”.  After two weeks of getting used to the weather, I can say that I am still boiling. I will return to temperatures

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Getting around CINECA – The beginning of web visualization.

“It was a warm summer evening in Ancient Greece…” says Sheldon Cooper when trying to teach some Physics to Penny. My story for the next two months, which I am going to explain in this blog, starts in a similar

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Forest Road, take me to the Summer of HPC…

It has been one and a half weeks since the PRACE Summer of HPC program has begun. I have settled here very well, having a quick run in the forest just before breakfast, enjoying the singing of the birds, working on the

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Ostrava : A city with a heart of steel

For sure, information about the city near the border of the Czech Republic where four rivers meet can be found in most tour guides. But I would still like to share with you how we discovered the hidden vibes of

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