Who is Cathal Corbett?

Who is Cathal Corbett?
Knockmealdown Mountain, I climbed just 2 weeks ago.


Hey Everyone! I’m Cathal and I’m super excited to partake in Summer of High Performace Computing (SoHPC) 2020. I have recently graduated from NUI, Galway in Ireland completing a BSc in Computer Science & Information Technology. In my spare time I like to exercise by running, climbing a mountain or anything that works up a sweat. Additionally, I have been playing the banjo since the innocent age of 8. Irish Traditional Music is one of the things very special about Ireland! Here’s a video to give you a taste of the music.

Myself and friends playing a few tunes in McGann’s pub situated in Doolin, Co. Clare.

Training Week

I intend to pursue a MSc in HPC with Data Science from the University of Edinburgh this coming September. I guess applying to SoHPC intended to be a good introduction and learning curve to what will come from the masters. The remote training week was definitely the educational experience I needed by getting introduced to HPC technologies such as super-computing, parallelization, OpenMP, MPI, and my favorite topic, CUDA programming for GPU’s. Hats off to all the organizers and mentors that made the training week happen so flawlessly.

This blog would never be complete without a ‘hello world’ example!

My SoHPC Project

I will be partaking in project #2018 called ‘Time Series Monitoring for HPC Job Queues’ hosted from SURFsara in Amsterdam. The goal of the project is to create a monitoring system which captures real-time information regarding the number of jobs running on HPC clusters, while integrating the work with DevOps and Continuous Integration practices and tools. Job queue information will be collected, processed and stored as time series and summarized and made available to users and administrators at SURFsara in the form of graphs. I hope my next post will be able describe tools, technologies and inner workings of the project more in-depth.

Thank you for reading, Cathal.

The less technical explanation of my project… meme format.

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