Research is an iterative process, and when writing code, we are often carving out a small area of functionality. Software version control is an essential part of this process, since we may want to try explore possible solutions, and revert …

“It works on my machine” – evangelising continuous integration in HPC research Read More »

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As I explained in previous posts, I’m following a transfer learning approach to training the model that I will use to detect action units on faces. This means that I’m going to be taking an existing network, removing a few …

The hyperparameter realm: teaching facial expressions to a DNN Read More »

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Python programming language which its main philosophy is ‘code readability’ has entered our lives in 1991. After the Python developer Van Rossum has decided to pursue his career on Google, Google has became the tower of strength of Python. Then …

Why did I Choose Python ? Read More »

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PRACE summer school is advancing fast! In this post, I’ll be sharing some of the experience acquired during this summer. In my own case, I’ve been asked to develop a plugin for Slurm, the most adopted job scheduler in HPC …

How to develop a plugin for Slurm Read More »

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Let’s imagine you have a working code and now you are producing some results. What do you feel? You are very happy, of course, but you feel the urge to improve your code. It’s always a good idea to parallelize …

Life after the serial code Read More »

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Hello dear passengers, the new topic about my project is equality! I believe the topics in SoHPC should be comprehensible for everyone, so I decided to make a game to explain how HPC and Deep Learning works with a game. …

Deep Learning & HPC for Everyone! Read More »

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Hello World! Since my last blog post quite some time has passed, and wherein a lot of progress was made on my project! After a very warm welcome by my supervisors and the other colleagues working at ICHEC I immediately …

How an USB Stick can make all difference Read More »

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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 …

The Power of an Im-PECK-Able Viz Read More »

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A chronometer to illustrate the challenge described in the post

Hi dear readers! Today, as promised, I will present and explain my challenge called oneGBSortChallenge! Then, complements about Radix Sort will be given, in particular how to deal with negative and real numbers but also with other kinds of data …

#oneGBSortChallenge and complements about Radix Sort [Difficulty: Medium] Read More »

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Many hands make light work (or maybe just Lumos if you’re a wizard). How about many processors?

Today, HPC and Machine Learning are on the menu! I’ll explain what we are really doing here!
Then I’ll show you some incredible things I saw in what I call now my chamber of wonders.

I hope this post was worth the wait!

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Data is the Currency!

Welcome, all! I have been working on an Industrial electricity consumption prediction project. I have received this data from a Slovene company which sells electricity to its customers. The dataset is a 15 mins Electricity Consumption data spanning one year …

What secrets are hidden in the data? – Data Prep and Analysis Read More »

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A Example of Computational Fluid Dynamics

Hello my dear reader, Sorry about the Clickbait. I know a bad joke won’t save my blog, anyway in this blog I’m going to talk about my first week, instead of telling what have happened at the California Fire Department. …

What is CFD, California Fire Department ? Read More »

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The cost of drug discovery Last May I had the opportunity to attend VivaTech, an innovation fair, which takes place in Paris. There, Vasant Narasimhan, Novartis CEO, shared some thoughts about the present and future of pharma and biotech companies. …

Validating FEP for drug development Read More »

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In my last post, I gave a quick overview of the challenges involved in benchmarking deep learning algorithms and hardware as well as my plans to make a tool for this task to be used on UniLu’s Iris Cluster.The main …

How many GPUs does it take to recognise a dog? Read More »

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Quantum chromodynamics (QCD) QCD theory is a quantum field theory that describes the strong interaction between quarks and gluons. Quarks are the subatomic particles composing the well known neutrons and protons and they occur in six flavours up, down, strange, …

Colours of the subatomic and Julich world Read More »

Last weekend I finally went to Prague! Which was about time because I’m living in the Czech Republic. Apart from being one of the cheapest European capitals I’ve been to there are so many beautiful things to do, like visiting …

Data preprocessing: challenges and mitigations Read More »

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In contrast to my last post, where I tried to explain the concept behind the technology, in this one I try to describe a bit how a typical day in my research looks like, and what kind of results I …

The daily routine in HPC or “How to write a paper in 10 days” Read More »

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So, as I mentioned in my previous post, my next task was to set up a virtual machine with KVM, the Linux hypervisor, and libvirt, a virtualization API, and add an encrypted disk to it. This I achieved yesterday with …

Disk encryption with LUKS Read More »

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We are approaching to the fancy parts of my project named “Hybrid Monte Carlo/Deep Learning Methods for Matrix Computation on Advanced Architectures”. After World War 2, the story started with “a simple question” from a great scientist named Stanislaw Ulam. …

Solitaire Games, Neutron Diffusion and Quantum Mechanics Read More »

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Let’s catch up with what my tasks have consisted in this far, one month into the SoHPC. Since my very first day at STFC-Hartree, I was introduced to the DL_Meso simulation package, particularly to the Dissipative Particle Dynamics library, or …

Beads beads beads Read More »

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