Saying goodbye to soHPC 2020

Saying goodbye to soHPC 2020

It has been a few weeks after the summer of HPC (soHPC) has finished, and I wanted to wait a bit before giving my final thoughts on the works made during these two past months.

In the first place, I wanted to say thanks to the organization that made this experience possible. Especially this year, with the COVID-19 situation, I am glad that the organization decided to carry on with the soHPC adapting it to the current situation and remote work.

Of course, there have been some parts of the experience that we missed on, for example meeting everyone during the training week, being in the HPC center and meeting the team there, or having the experience of living abroad for two months.

But, on the other hand, and due to the remote-working situation we had the opportunity to be more than one student by project, and my case that provided the opportunity to do teamwork. This skill nowadays is crucial for almost any job and here a chance to improve it was provided. Regarding this, I would like to thank my project’s partner, Benedict, for making collaborative work easier, despite working remotely.

In relation to the project I participated in, being able to participate in this project has opened the doors to another knowledge field, quantic, and especially quantum computing. After these two months, I can say that I am aware of what this field can provide to other science fields, such as genetics. Moreover, now I have a piece of basic knowledge, that was acquired while doing practice, which in my opinion, if possible, is the best way to learn anything. And for this, I would like to thank our mentor Myles for its guidance.

To sum up, as a student I have enjoyed these last two months and I’d recommend the experience. I would like to encourage any science student (especially women) that is enthusiastic about HPC to enroll for incoming editions of soHPC.

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