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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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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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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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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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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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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Summer of HPC in Athens

When we got invited to SoHPC, both of us were very excited. Samanta was sitting with friends in a bar when she received an e-mail and celebrated it immediately. Juan had just woken up (cultural differences, am I right?) but

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Peter Labus

Peter Labus is a 29 years old PhD student at the International School of Advanced Studies in Trieste, a harbor city located in the north-east of the wonderful country of Italy. While completing his PhD in Theoretical Physics he is

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Shaun Lahert

Shaun Lahert is a recent graduate of Theoretical Physics from Trinity College Dublin. He is spending this summer at the Cyprus Institute on PRACE’s Summer of HPC. Shaun will be working on Lattice QCD, in particular he will be examining

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Ambra Abdullahi Hassan

Ambra is a lovely, fun Italian girl of 24 years. Actually while her mom is Italian her dad comes from Somalia. Unfortunately she does not speak Somalian yet, nor has she been there — something she certainly wants to change in the future. Ambra

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MediVis project at Ostrava – CT prefiltering, segmentation and visualization

In this post I would like to continue the introduction section with the prefiltering, segmentation and visualization parts. As it was mentioned before, during the scanning process the CT machine recreates the inner image of the body in sequential axial

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MediVis project at Ostrava – CT scan

At this time I would like to introduce you to my project at IT4I National Supercomputing Center at Ostrava, Check. During this summer I was involved in a very interesting Post-processing and 3D visualization for medical 3D Visualization from CT images.

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Killing the supercomputing Hydra

I guess you all heard about the story of St. George and the Dragon [1]. According to the legend, the Dragon caused many problems to the ancient city of Lasia, somewhere in the near East. The Dragon was really bad,

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Discovering the Energy of the Future

The essence of our projects is adding new functionality to existing software. However, as software is only a means to an end, a question arises right away: what is it going to be used for? The answer is an exciting

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