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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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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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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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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Introduction to ParaView Catalyst

In my previous article you can find a brief introduction to the In Situ Visualization Technique which allows to explore simulation data during the run-time without involving storage resources of a supercomputer. Now it’s time to go a little bit further

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Dare to visualize – Tornado effect

Sometimes in life we have to accept dares, challenges or we even have to make self commitments to achieve success. By the way, this is human nature, after reaching one milestone we look to the next, and according to me:

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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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What’s in a virtual screening dataset?

In my previous blogpost, I explained the main objectives of my project. During these weeks, I have focused towards the data analysis side of HPC rather than working on optimizing a program that runs on a super computer. I have been working to

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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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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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In Situ Visualization Technique

Traditionally, the process of performing numerical simulations consists of three separate steps: First, the input parameters (such as initial or boundary conditions) are specified, then the simulation is executed and finally, in order to determine the result, it is necessary

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First steps to CINECA – Solving the mystery of ParaView Catalyst

It was a wonderful experience in  SoHPC 2016 first week training in Fz-Juelich super computing center where I attended lectures on MPI, OpenMP, CUDA, and ParaView visualizations. And I added some new friends in my life. It was really interesting

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Tomislav Šubić

“When I saw Tomislav for the first time I knew that he is not the right person to make a fun of,” said his best friend Boris. “He doesn’t say a much, but I just know, you say the wrong

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Training Week 2016!

PRACE Summer of HPC 2016 Update: Training week at Juelich This year, training week was at Juelich and it seems to have been the best training week yet! From MPI to Go-karting and good food, the week was a blast! It was

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Revealing Mars with Programming

This blog will be mainly devoted to my project of visualizing the surface of Mars. The data used in this project derives from MARSIS radar which is carried by spacecraft Mars Express. The satellite was produced by the European Space

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Go user-friendly or go home

Working at BSC Barcelona, post-training week. To my colleagues who have flown to other SoHPC destinations, I would like to report that the city is alive and well, hot and welcoming as ever, and that thankfully the AC in our

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About training week

The Summer of High Performance Computing (SoHPC) is a program run by the Partnership For Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE), and it gives you a chance to learn and enjoy your summer at one of the supercomputing Centers in Europe. The

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The (short) story of a month at SoHPC

As you already know by reading the other SoHPCers posts, this adventure starts in Barcelona, more precisely on the beach, where we all took lessons on MPI, OpenMP, performance measurement tools, visualisation tools, etc. You might have also read all

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SoHPC Awards Ceremony – Final presentations!

On 2 December 2013, Dr. Sergi Girona, chair of the PRACE Board of Directors, will present awards to two exceptional students in recognition of their outstanding performance on the PRACE Summer of HPC. The awards ceremony will take place at

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Answers: Let the Blood Flow!

Here are the answers to last week’s quiz. I hope you liked it – even though I must admit that some answers were quite hard to find. As you see, the highest speed was reached at position (c), in the

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Why PYTHON?

As I have already mentioned in earlier posts, my project is Timeline Profiling and Visualisation with Python; so I am actually using too much Python. But why should someone else bother learning Python? Well,there are several reasons! First of all,

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The power of Big-Data

Do we really care about the cause ? Big-Data are well into our everyday lives. They change the way we think, act and perceive the world. In the past, humans were trying to explain phenomena by struggling to find causality

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In the heart of Europe… the sequel!

After a month and a half at Budapest and NIIFI, the training period has ended and we have started producing our own results as planned (see my previous post here). The full training program included many interesting tools; more specifically we

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Patching things up

While most Summer of HPC projects involve creating mind-blowing visualisations, the main aim of mine is to edit visualisation software source code. Rather than producing a single impressive visualisation, the outcome will result in easing the process of visualisation for

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