A Wee Farewell

Sadly, this is my last post for the Summer of HPC. It’s been a great two months! Today, I’d like to talk about the final results of my project, namely the use of my animation framework for the coastal defence/wave demonstration, and the web framework I created for the simulation. First, a video of the coastal defence simulation in action!

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Having the right toolkit at hand is crucial!

Hi everyone! In my last blog post I introduced the Intel Movidius Neural Compute stick and sketched out a rough idea of what it is good for. In this post, I would like to build up on that and describe

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CFD and Formula Student: How to start

First of all, I wanted to share the final presentation of my project, in which some of the concepts mentioned in previous articles are explained in a more visual way. After two articles in which the basics of aerodynamics and

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Fastest sorting algorithm for distributed systems (Parallel Radix Sort) [Difficulty: Medium]

A distributed sorted array after the parallel Radix Sort.

Hi everybody! The time has come to talk about parallelization and MPI, the heart of our topic and my project. First, the problem the parallel Radix Sort can solve will be presented. Then, we will see the algorithm before talking

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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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Preprocessing pipeline and train/test set separation

In last blog post I talked about over/under sampling as a method to address unbalanced datasets. As a data transformation method it is important that we are cautious when evaluating performance of classifiers when we are performing over/under sampling. In

Bye, CINECA!!! Bye, Martin!!!

This will be the last blog post, so Martin, don’t be sad. Before leaving this amazing summer school, let me sum up what I achieved. In overall, this experience has been amazing. Although there were ups and downs throughout my

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Learning on unbalanced classes

The goal of my project is to construct a classifier (learner) that will be able to recognize (and possibly predict) abnormal behavior of HPC system. Naturally abnormal behavior and faults represent relatively small part of the overall data collected from

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

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

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The hyperparameter realm: teaching facial expressions to a DNN

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

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Why did I Choose Python ?

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

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How to develop a plugin for Slurm

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

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Life after the serial code

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

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Deep Learning & HPC for Everyone!

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.

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How an USB Stick can make all difference

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

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

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

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Episode 3: The Chamber of Secrets.

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

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

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What is CFD, California Fire Department ?

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.

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