Brief introduction​: STFC Hartree.

Much has happened since my previous post ( ) and I have been quite overwhelmed. Finally, I have found some time to evaluate the last two weeks and share my experience with you. The STFC-Hartree centre is my new

Dusting off some gold

Let’s go back, way back… The year is 2014. Pharrell Williams’ Happy is number 1 on the charts, and a former Etonian is Prime Minister of the UK. The motivating paper for my project is released: Toward the efficient use

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How Is an Aerodynamics Problem Solved? From Zero to Hero in 5 Steps

This post is intended to explain, from the very basics, how to deal with aerodynamics equations, in order to then understand why HPC (High Performance Computing) systems are so relevant to this matter. My aim is that, even (and especially)

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Episode 2: The fellowship of performance

Yay, the second post is finally here! You can know more about what I’ll be doing this summer and why my project is important.

This is just an overview, we will spell out the details in some future posts. Stay tuned and don’t hesitate to tell me what you think about this post and contact me if you want to discuss about the project!

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Introducing a Vegan to Protein

As a vegan, I am undoubtedly familiar with protein and how important it is to our survival – even more so now that I have been studying it for my PRACE Summer of HPC Internship. More specifically, I have been

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Marconi invented radio in 1898. Today he is working on Gravitational Waves

1.3 billion years ago. Two blackholes which had being dancing, spiraling inexorably, for millions of years, finally merged in a distant region of the universe, rippling space-time . December 10th, 1909. Around 1000 guests are reunited at the Stockholm City

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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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Teaching a Pi to Talk

[Video] So, I’m sure you’re wondering what the above video shows. It’s the product of my first week of work here in Ediburgh, and is called a “Wee Archlet”. It is called this because it is a cluster of Raspberry Pis, much like Wee Archie, but smaller…

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What is active messaging? or “the master thief”

Welcome to my first blogpost about my project in Edinburgh! I have to admit, the heading is quite dramatic, and I’m not sure if I can live up to your expectations while talking about some obscure computing topic, for which

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Among High Performance Persons

The first week of July in Bologna, I got the opportunity to learn about High Performing Computers and High Performing People.

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Training Programme of PRACE SoHPC 2019 at CINECA – Welcome to the Supercomputing World!

Pozdravljeni iz Slovenije! Today I want to share my experience with you about the training week of SoHPC in CINECA (Supercomputing Centre for Scientific Research in Bologna, Italy). The week started with meeting new people from different countries. We attended

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Arrival in Ostrava

Before entering into project-related details in the next post, I wanted to briefly write about the training week and share the experience of arriving for the first time in Czech Republic, Česká republika. Note: since I would like everyone (versed

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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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