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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Has the rain stopped yet?

Indeed, as the summer comes to an end I realize I had a lot of rain – both here in Scotland and on my computer screen. My project was to develop a weather visualisation application which will be used at

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Scotland for the summer, seriously?

  “It’s gonna be cold and rainining up there the whole time…” If I got a pound every time  I heard that in the last months, I could buy a kilt (which are not cheap by the way). While most

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Sam Hewitt

Sam is a friend of mine from UK,another mechanical engineer like me but born and brought up in Manchester,England and he graduated his Master Degree from Durham University (North East of England).He is currently pursuing his PhD in Manchester University

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Petr Valenta

Petr Valenta comes from the beer heaven of Europe – the Czech Republic. Currently, he is pursuing a master’s studies in the Computational Physics at the Czech Technical University in Prague. He already acquired a bachelor’s degree in the Engineering

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An overview of my project

  Now I have finished my time in Germany, I think it’s time I told you all a little about what I was actually doing there.  My project was entitled “Making Quarks Phli Further” and was basically on quantum chromodynamics

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Compiling and thriving

Finally, our visualization project gets its final shape. Users experience navigating within my website and find all the tools embedded. Daily several corrections are being done in order to develop an even more versatile and user friendly tool. Furthermore weekends

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Final Reports on Summer of HPC

We have now reached the last week of the internship and I have just completed my final report. Summer of HPC has been a great experience. I learned a lot during the last two months and am pleased to have

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PetaFlop

Laszlo, Sergio and I were very busy with work coming into the last two weeks of the internship. However, we still found time to let off some steam. With great happiness I’d like to announce the formation of the first

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Parallelizing the Implicitly Restarted Arnoldi Method

After a quite general introduction to the topic of lattice QCD in my last blog post, in this post I will get a little bit more technical and describe the first part of my project that I have worked on

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The Fast Multipole Method: A Coulomb solver for the masses

There is time for laughs and there is also time for being serious and getting things done. In this blog post I would like to summarize what I have learned about the Fast Multipole Method during this programme. This theoretical

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Two months later…

The summer of HPC has come to an end and I have the best impressions. Let’s have a summary of these couple months. The summer started with a kick off meeting in Barcelona. Sunny weather and interesting lectures for 5

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Summer in Budapest

After the great  starting week in Barcelona, we (me and Juraj) have flown into our  Hungarian site for the rest of the summer project in the Beauty on the Danube – the city of Budapest. Budapest I was simply amazed

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How to thrive at Jülich in a nutshell

If you are here because you have survived to one hard month at the JSC, A.K.A. Jail for Students of Computer Science. You should be proud, but now it is not the time for bragging, you are still at the

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If you like history then you’ll love Italy!

This time more about my whereabouts in August of 2015. During the summer time, especially in August, Italy is on vacation. Many people go to the seaside or retreat to the more fresh climate in the mountains. The consequence is

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All good things must come to an end

It has been a fantastic couple of weeks, but all good things must come to an end. The time has come for the preparation of the final report and the video presentation. My project has reached a satisfactory position and

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Friends and family

Hi everyone again! I would like to share my other trip in Italy with you. I went to Lucca to visit a friend of mine a few weeks ago. His name is Luca. I went to Lucca through Pisa. I

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15 degrees, rain and HPC: Summer in Edinburgh (week 4)

After visiting Edinburgh Castle during the previous weekend, I was determined to dive deeper into all those things that are typical for Edinburgh. One of the most iconic ones? The Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo! The actually affordable tickets (starting at

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Exploring Germany

Now that I have settled into life in Jülich (and on a good day I can get to the office without getting lost), I decided it was time to explore the surrounding area.  There are many larger cities surrounding the

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Two months of Ireland in photos

The Summer of HPC is almost at its end and I feel the need to reflect on everything I have experienced during these two exciting months. With so many various adventures, I found it hard to summarize, so I decided

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4 things Irish people should know before they go abroad

Since getting a chance to travel a bit I’ve noticed a few things that I wish I had known before I leaving Dublin. For my fellow Irish I have compiled this short list of things you should keep in mind in hope that

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Update from Nicosia

After barely surviving last week’s heatwave, I’m quite pleased to report things have cooled back down in Nicosia to an almost chilly 37 degrees. In the weeks since my last post, I’ve had the good fortune to discover Nicosia’s wide

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Visualisation of FFEA tool results

Hi all, have you noticed that it is end of summer? This summer was so crazy fast, that I almost didn’t notice. Now it is time to explain to you what I have done during the last two months. Don’t

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Numerical Algorithms in LQCD

Here I will attempt to explain some of the more technical numerical aspects as to the algorithms being used in tmLQCD and some other interesting things about QCD. A computationally significant part of Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics is the solving of

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Zagreb, Vienna, OpenFoam vs ANSYS

I’ve had a busy and fun couple of weeks. After weeks of wrestling with OpenFOAM I finally got some results comparable to experiment and the commercial CFD software ANSYS. As usual, I’ve been traveling on weekends whenever possible. First the

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