Studying the smallest particles with the biggest machines

Hi everyone! Welcome back! It’s has been three weeks since we arrived in Nicosia. As an introduction to Cyprus culture, our site coordinator (shout-out to Stelios!) took us out for a meze the night we landed. I’ve never seen so many

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So what’s HPC? An overview

So I’m over here in Edinburgh working on a project in the field of “High Performance Computing” (HPC), but what does that mean? I didn’t know what that was when I was first introduced to it a year ago, so

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Eloping for Graduation, Mother-tongues in Programming

Doing a summer internship might feel like skipping a well-deserved vacation after a long year at uni, but fortunately most supervisors are pretty flexible about giving us students some days off. Last week I flew back to Manchester for a

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High-level Visualization of Performance Data

Hi, my name is James Lowe, I am 23 years old and I was born and raised on the north-side of Dublin, Ireland. I have just this summer completed my bachelors degree in Electronic and Communications engineering at the Dublin

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The Road to SoHPC

After graduating my bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, the quest for finding the better possible version of myself began. I always had a passion for understanding the physics of objects around me. Fortunately, I found a job where I was able

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Marcin Konieczny

Hello everyone, I am a 21 years old student at Poznań University of Technology in the field of Computer Science. In September I’m going to start my last semester of my BSc degree. In a nutshell, I’m a geography and

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Welcome to my first blog post, (Apologies as this is quite late in being posted, as I’ve had a few hectic weeks, with moving accommodation, getting started on the project and just adjusting to living here.) Enough excuses, back to

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Journey to a HPC verse by Atul Singh

Hi, my name is Atul and I am 25 years old. I hail from India, and I am currently enrolled as a MSc student in Computational Science and Engineering at the University of Rostock, Germany. These are (and will be)

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Pedro Santos

Hi everyone! My name is Pedro Santos, and I’m participating in the PRACE Summer of HPC 2018 programme. I’m from Coimbra, Portugal, home to one of the oldest universities in Europe (dating back to 1290), which has very rich and

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Vladimir Nikolić

Hi, everyone, I am a student of the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade majoring in Software Engineering. The Summer of HPC programme was introduced to me by my Professor who attended it a few years ago, and who

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Auld Reekie might be tricky.

Hello! I am Eva, a Numerical and Computational mathematics student from Prague, Czech Republic. My main field of interest is numerical linear algebra, specifically all kinds of matrix calculations. Just recently, I started to focus on discrete inverse problems as a part

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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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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,, and I did in fact, find it of interest. The opportunity to work in a

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