El Niño around the world

In my last post, I explained what El Niño events were about. In general, El Niño events are part of a bigger oscillation pattern in the climate of Earth called ENSO (El Niño-Southern Oscillation) that changes patterns in temperature and

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How To Build Your Very Own Graphics Engine

Disclaimer: This post will not teach you how to build your own graphics engine. It may, however, delight and confuse you. In my previous post (which you can find here) I introduced what radiosity is along with why and how

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Discovering the secrets of El Niño

El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is a major climate pattern that consists of oscillations of the meteorological parameters in the equatorial Pacific ocean. It happens every 2 to 7 years but it is not periodically stable. What is ENSO? Normal weather

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The Sweet Sweet Sounds of Radio-City

Be it in films, visual arts or computer games, photorealistic rendering of a virtual scene has been a hot topic for decades. The ultimate aim of my project is to create a photorealistic render of a simple scene like the

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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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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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“El-Nino: It’s periodicity and impact on world weather”

Project reference: 1712 World Ocean is covered almost 72% of the Earth’s surface. Among all Oceans Pacific Ocean is the largest Ocean. All the Oceans are interconnected through some channels or by teleconnection through atmosphere. It is well known that

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Radiosity in Computer Graphics

Project reference: 1713 The aim of this project is to create a computer render of a very simple scene using radiosity techniques.  The rate at which energy leaves a surface is called its radiosity.  This idea is the starting point

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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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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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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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Deep exploration of shallow waters

I was invited to participate in SummerOfHPC for the last moment, because one of the guys had some complications and had to cancel his participation. I was really surprised and happy to get this unexpected opportunity all of sudden. So,

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Thomas Wright

Thomas of House Wright, was born in the frigid north, outside the capital Winterfell, near enough as makes no matter. An ambitious youth, he had known from an early age that he would take up the pursuit of knowledge. When

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Jiří Blahoš

My name is Jiří Blahoš. Currently I am 23 years old, and I live in Ostrava – the third largest city in the Czech Republic, located on the east side of the country. My hobbies include sports (tennis, biking, basketball,

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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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R together ZeroMQ: and everything becomes possible!

At the time of writing this post, I have now reached more than half of my summer experience given to me by the Summer of HPC. I can say that Ireland and its climate, a major concern for an Italian

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Galway, the town of rain

The supervisor of my project, Enda O’Brien, is not based in Dublin, as is the largest part of the ICHEC office. He works in Galway, Ireland’s fourth largest city with a population of approximately 75 thousand. There is a quite large

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Binding with ZeroMQ

I have now arrived in the middle of the third week and I can say that I’m getting better at settling into the Irish reality that the Summer of HPC is giving me the chance to live. The initial work was mainly

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Enjoying Ireland with Fionn

The first week of training held in Barcelona had accustomed Ondrej and I too well, especially regarding the weather: upon our arrival here in Dublin, we immediately had the pleasure of experiencing the Irish climate (especially the rain!). However this didn’t discourage us and, with

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Interactive Manipulation of Weather Regimes during Continuous Climate Simulations

The vision for this project is to create an interactive visualisation application that demonstrate how the particular weather and climate regime that we experience here on earth is just one manifestation of infinitely many other possible regimes, and how those regimes are determined by basic physical parameters like gravity, planetary tilt, the universal gas constant, and others. This will be done through interactive simulations of the atmospheric circulation on a rotating planet whose major physical properties can be changed arbitrarily. The application user can “play God” by moving sliders on a scale on the monitor with the mouse (with a slider for each adjustable physical parameter), and then immediately see the effect of their changes by viewing the resulting flow-field. The connection between each basic parameter and the way it determines the atmospheric circulation can be immediately visualised.

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Enabling Real-Time Visualisations of Molecular Dynamics Properties in DL_POLY_4 (Proof of Concept)

This project has the goal of extending the widely used DL_POLY_4 molecular dynamics software package to enable 3D visualisations of molecular simulations in real-time, representing a significant advance for the DL_POLY code. The project will involve extending the DL_POLY_4 source code and will see the exploitation of state-of-the-art visualization toolkits.

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Presentations from Ireland

Here are the presentations from Alba, Maria and Tony who were on placement in Ireland. Alba Maria Tony Please follow and like us:

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My story with Johannes

Don’t worry mum, Johannes is not my new Irish boyfriend! It is the computer I work with, and it is fantastic! Some of its hardware details are: Two Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2643 (LINK): 4 cores @3.30 GHz 2 WD Caviar

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Working with Climate Data

Greetings from the Irish Centre of High-End Computing (ICHEC) in Galway, Ireland. I have settled down, learned the basics of what I need for my project and started working on it. My project involves processing and visualization of climate data

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The Green Island Heart – Dublin

Ireland is welcoming us with amazing weather: warm and sunny! We hope that is going to last more than one week because Ireland is known for its unstable and rainy weather. In fact, you can find the four seasons in

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