Forest Road, take me to the Summer of HPC…

It has been one and a half weeks since the 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 top

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Jakub Nurski

Jakub Nurski on the summit of Sněžka, Czech Republic.

My name is Jakub Nurski. I am an ambitious B.Eng student of Computer Science in Poznan University of Technology in Poland. I also work there for a small start-up that provides innovative software for photovoltaic companies. Bringing green energy to

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Paras Kumar

Ljubljana, Triple Bridge, Ljubljanica, Slovenia

Hello Readers, as might be suggested by the title of this post, here I’ll try to introduce myself and also give a glimpse of what this amazing experience called the Summer of HPC probably has in store for me. My

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Philippos Papaphilippou

Welcome to the PRACE Summer of HPC website! My name is Philippos and I am one of the current participants. I have done my Bachelor in Computer Science at the University of Cyprus and my Master in Advanced Computer Science

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Edwige Pezzulli

My name is Edwige Pezzulli, I am a girl coming from the Eternal City – Rome, where I live with my wonderful dog, Moja. Currently, I am finishing my Ph.D. in Astrophysics at University La Sapienza. During my studies, I visited

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Mahmoud Elbattah

Hi, My name is Mahmoud, originally from Egypt, and currently a PhD student at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG). I have been enjoying my time very much in Ireland. I love the vibrant campus of NUIG, and the

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Anton Lebedev

Careful theoretical analysis

“A typical German guy”. That is me, Anton Lebedev, according to my co-conspirator Aleksander Wennersteen, who will be joining me at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) in Spain to work in the domain of general purpose graphics processing units (GPGPU)

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Jan Packhäuser

Hi, my name is Jan Packhäuser, and I am a 23 year old student from Germany. I was born and raised in a small Bavarian town called Miltenberg which is located close to the border of the federal states Baden

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Aleksander Wennersteen

You’re like a magical giant -Dimitra I’m 23 years old and in my third year of the five year MPhys in Mathematical Physics at the University of Edinburgh. This summer, I will be participating in the Summer of HPC, based

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Jamie Quinn

Awright troops, my name’s Jamie and I’ve been from Glasgow my entire life. Currently I’m doing my PhD at the University of Glasgow, researching the way viscosity in the solar atmosphere interacts with the magnetic field there. As part of

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Dimitra Anevlavi

Hello World.f95, my name is Dimitra Anevlavi and I am from Greece. I am 22 very proud years old 🙂 and I am currently in my 4th year of studies in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the National Technical

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Andreas Neophytou

Awkward Introductions So, I’m supposed to write a blog about myself and my project during the summer. I have no idea what to type and I suddenly feel a real kinship with this dog. Truthfully, I’d much rather hear about

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Sam Green

Hi, my name is Sam Green and I’m from a small city called Waterford in the South of Ireland. I grew up in the countryside surrounding the city (technically Kilkenny countryside but lets not get into those sort of details)

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Alessandro Marzo

alessandro marzo, summer of hpc

My name is Alessandro Marzo and I’m from Pesaro, Italy. If you never heard if it, just know that it is famous for two things: 1) it is the birthplace of the famous Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini and 2) it’s

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Konstantinos Koukas

My name is Konstantinos Koukas and I am a 22 years old student from Athens, Greece. I am currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the University of Athens. I plan

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Adrián Rodríguez Bazaga

Summer of HPC PRACE Adrián Rodríguez Bazaga

Hello there, my name is Adrián Rodríguez Bazaga and I’m from Valencia (the home of the Paella!), but I come from the beautiful island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Spain. This is where I just finished my Bachelor’s Degree in

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Antti Mikkonen

Greetings from the far north! My name is Antti and I like all sorts of things mathematical. There’s just something very savoury about a well-structured, intuitive and dumbfounding mathematical proof. Basically, I like to look for problems and solve them.

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Shukai Wang

Hi everyone! I am Shukai Wang, a Chinese girl from a very very very beautiful city, called Hangzhou (you should visit!), I have spent my past 7 years in the UK but I am now following the two-month PRACE Summer of HPC program

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David Bourke

My name is David Bourke, and I am a Computer Engineering student studying for my integrated masters degree in Trinity College Dublin (TCD). Before coming to TCD, I completed a bachelors degree in electronics and communications engineering at the Dublin

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Arnau Miró

Hello everyone! My name is Arnau Miró. I am a 27 year old PhD student from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. I am currently located in a very nice city in Spain called Terrassa, which is about 30 km away from

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Petr Stehlík

Ahoj! My name is Petr and I come from a magical land of beer – Czech Republic. I live and study in Brno, the second largest city, sometimes called the Silicon Valley of central Europe. Last spring I finished my

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Ana Maria Montero Martinez

Hello world! My name is Ana María Montero and I am a 23 years old Physics student. I am from Spain and I come from a nice town close to the border with Portugal called Badajoz, where I also study.

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Ostrava : A city with a heart of steel

For sure, information about the city near the borders of 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 Ostrava

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The secret of Big Data programmers

In my last blog post, I described the problem of linkage prediction in large-scale graphs. I also mentioned that this is a big data processing problem. Today I will present you one of the biggest secrets of big data programmers:

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Researching the center of Europe

After the amazing training week in Juelich Supercomputing Centre where we had a brief introduction to OpenMP, MPI, ParaView, CUDA and some Team Building, it was time to start with the real business. I got into a plane headed to the heart of

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What’s in a virtual screening dataset?

In my previous blogpost, I explained the main objectives of my project. During these weeks, I have focused towards the data analysis side of HPC rather than working on optimizing a program that runs on a super computer. I have been working to

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Shallow waters – the waves start to spread

I started the work on my project by exploring the provided simulation code. This is always a great adventure by its own, studying a code someone else has written before you. To those who never tried it, you definitely should.

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Why is high performance computing so good for image analysis?

My Summer of HPC project  was officially titled “Development of  a sample application in PyCOMPSs”. As you can probably tell it’s a pretty vague title, and I was given a lot of freedom to come up with my own project,

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This is happening!

According to a plan, last week I’ve finally started my first proper simulation. That means, that upcoming one will finally be more chilled (hopefully). I transferred the files from Maestro to Gromacs, solvated, added ions, minimized, equilibrated (see tutorial, but

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Bringing visualisation to the web with Python and Bokeh

These days the world seems to run on data; from Google, to the NSA/GCHQ, to CERN, everyone seems to want more data, and be willing to go to great lengths to get it. However, once we have all of this

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Finding the fireball

A legend says that there was once a warm sunny day in Scotland. I have started my quest to find out if the myth was true, but I was not the only one. A group of scientists from the UK

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Python, MPI, CFD and ARCHER – what is a bigger challenge?

Hi Guys! In this blog post, I would like to introduce you my project “Parallelising Scientific Python Applications” which I’m working on at EPCC under Dr. Neelofer Banglawala. Wait! Sit down, don’t worry and get a cup of excellent British tea.

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From a Desolate Düren Platform to Spark in Slovakia

Its been one hell of a first couple of weeks here despite the worrying last leg of the trip to Juelich. Everything was smooth sailing until Düren train where the train to Juelich was leaving from an apparently non-existent platform

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The need for speed

Imagine for a second the following: You are given access to one of the fastest supercomputers on Earth, if not the Universe! You are given a desk in an institute in the middle of pretty much nowhere, you are granted

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Sophie’s World, Chapter 1

Time flies. We are already in the middle of the PRACE Summer Of HPC Computing programme and it seems like yesterday when we first arrived for the training week in Germany. So here is a quick recap of our full

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If not task farming then what?

When I decided to apply for the EPCC project of the Summer of HPC I knew that my project will be related to some outreach events and it will have educational purposes too.  It has to display how parallelism works

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Bratislava: Chapter 1 out of 3

Point Zero Once upon a time there was a little girl. Her name was Katerina. Katerina was a great warrior. Until one day she came across with a great challenge:  PRACE Summer of HPC. ‘I have to try it’, she

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Recipes for HPC success in Dublin

This year, with my undergraduate degree (in Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of York in the UK) drawing to a close, I decided to deviate from my normal summer schedule of maths books and computer games to take

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Familiarizing with Edinburgh

A bit of history at the beginning. Once upon a time in the town of Edinburgh, Scotland – it was a cloudy summer day, not very cold but also not very warm. Just a typical Scottish day (if you know

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Two L’s and two J’s

Juelich, Germany: I’d like to begin with a little description of the introduction week in Germany, Juelich. Arriving on the Sunday, I was greeted by my roommate and a fabulous cup of English Tea with milk. As the famous saying

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Selecting the true magical bullets

In the early 20th century, Paul Ehrlich laid the intelectual foundation of modern drug-design research through his inspirational concept of ‘magical bullets’. These ‘bullets’ are small chemical compounds with the ability to bind to biological targets, such as proteins or nucleic acids,

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Linear solvers are behind lattice QCD

In my first post I told you about the wonders of lattice QCD, and I explained why we need supercomputing to actually solve problems involving very small particles. I told you about huge machines that can do in one second

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Ljubljana’s real problem

After a fabulous training week in Jülich (which was already covered by many other SoHPC participants e.g. here) I arrived to the European Green Capital – Ljubljana. The city is really beautiful and you really should visit this place. However,

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