Cheers to the wee Visualization of a Well-Log correlation!

Greetings from Edinburgh 🙂 During the past few weeks I have been able to finalize the project task that I have been assigned and I am very very excited for that. In a nutshell, a Python based code was developed

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Haggis actually isn’t half bad…

The Summer of HPC 2017 training week has long since passed and we have all started our projects in our respective countries. It has been about 2 weeks since we landed in Edinburgh and within that time I think I

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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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From an edge to the whole picture

Hi there! It’s almost the end of summer holidays and the summer of HPC, and I still haven’t made to tell you everything about what I’m working on. I was done with the CFD exercise so I started with a new one

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Two applications for two techniques

Having already introduced you to the technique that will be used for my project in one of my previous posts let me share with you some more things about the application. The application will be used at outreach events and

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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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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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Summer in the North

If we make a wordcloud for all the things that we said during the training week in Juelich, the biggest word would be “WHERE” I guess. Was that nerdy enough for an introduction for an HPC summer program?  “Where are

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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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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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15 degrees, rain and HPC: Summer in Edinburgh (week 3)

The first and probably most important task due for our third week in Edinburgh was the Week 3 report. It’s not only about presenting our project after about two weeks of work but also updating the time schedule and preparing

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15 degrees, rain and HPC: Summer in Edinburgh (week 1)

The first week of our stay consisted of many introductions. Introductions to our site coordinator Catherine, to our project mentors Toni and Neelofer, to EPCC and King’s Buildings in general, to Edinburgh and of course to our projects. EPCC is

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Landing in Edinburgh and takeoff to HPC

We are already in our third Summer of HPC week and we are completely adapted to our new schedules. For the week in Barcelona I will not say much. Just that I had an amazing week and I am happy

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Arrival in Edinburgh

Travelling from Barcelona to Edinburgh was a mess! Anna, Ondrej, and I will share an apartment in Edinburgh and we all also work at EPCC (Ondrej and I even work on different aspects of the same project), so it was

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Implementing MPI parallelisation in a the Fluctuating Finite Element Analysis (FFEA) tool

FFEA uses a continuum mechanics description of soft macromolecules and is specifically designed to take advantage of emerging low resolution experimental data, such as protein structural maps from the Electron Microscopy Data Base. The model is a Finite Element algorithm which has been generalised to include thermal fluctuations, enabling the simulation of large protein complexes within their cellular environment, and therefore provides acces to the elusive mesoscale regime between 10 and 500nm that is too computationally expensive for atomistic molecular dynamics, but too small for conventional macroscopic simulation techniques to be applicable.

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An “HPC Cluster Challenge” app for public outreach

EPCC is developing an HPC Cluster Challenge’ web app for phones, tablets and PCs, in which participants will be able to design their own Supercomputer cluster, by picking and assembling predetermined component parts, all while working within a fixed virtual budget. The aim would be to achieve the highest performance score on LINPACK, a well-known benchmark that is used to rank the largest computers in the world! As well as controlling costs, the user must also try to minimise their virtual machine’s power usage-this is one of the key limiting factors for modern-day HPC. The app will explain what the main components of a Supercomputer are, and guide a user through the process of configuring their cluster. Links to more in-depth educational material will also be made available through the app.

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Developing the user interface for the Fluctuating Finite Element Analysis (FFEA) tool

The Fluctuating Finite Element Analysis (FFEA) tool uses a continuum mechanics description of soft macromolecules and is specifically designed to take advantage of emerging low resolution experimental data, such as protein structural maps from the Electron Microscopy Data Base. This work aims to improve the visualization interface to enable the handling of large data sets that will arise from the use of distributed memory HPC computations.

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Rajagopal Hariharan

The disappointment of my delayed arrival due to visa issues was quickly made up by the warm welcome that Edinburgh provided me. For a long time, I have heard about how Edinburgh has dull weather even during summer, when it tends to be wet and windy. This summer, however seems to be different with most days being bright and sunny, almost perfect for camping.

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Nedim Hadzic

I arrived in Edinburgh on a cloudy Sunday and what surprised me immediately is that there were only a couple of people on the streets. Well, later I learned that I’m in a residential area, but afterwards I discovered the beauties of this amazing medieval city.

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Presentations from the UK

And finally here are the presentations from the UK, from Simone, Stamatia, Marko & Antoine. Who will win the awards? Find out Tuesday Dec 3rd! Simone Stamatia Marko Antoine Please follow and like us:

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MPI – Notes from Training Week

Synchronous and asynchronous communication in MPI Here is a very nice video from our first training week in EPCC, Edinburgh. Dr. David Henty describes message passing as an introduction to MPI concepts and the difference between synchronous and asynchronous communication.

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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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Timeline Profiling

The use of Python in HPC is increasing as many programmers start to realise that they need not write their entire software stack in a traditional high performance language like C or Fortran. Instead, the high-level control constructs are written in Python and the computationally intensive parts of the code are pushed down into a compiled language.

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Multi-Platform Parallel Code Coverage

CP2K (www.cp2k.org) is a widely-used program for atomistic simulation using a wide range of methods including Forcefields, Density Functional Theory, Hybrid DFT-Hartree-Fock, and post-HF. It is a large code base, extending to over 800,000 lines of Fortran 95, is open-source (GPL) and has an active community of around 15 developers spread across Europe. The code can be compiled for a range of architectures including GNU/Linux, IBM BlueGene, Intel, can be built either as a serial executable, or use MPI and/or OpenMP for parallelisation and key computational kernels have CUDA implementations for use on GPGPU systems.

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