PRACE Summer of HPC 2019
Posted: 29 Jul 2019 | 14:55
PRACE Summer of HPC (SoHPC) offers summer placements at HPC centres across Europe to late-stage undergraduates and/or Masters students. Up to twenty top applicants from across Europe spend two months working on projects related to PRACE technical or industrial work. Here are the three SoHPC visitors who are collaborating on projects with EPCC staff.
I'm Benjamin from Germany. I'm very pleased to be here at EPCC as part of Summer of HPC 2019! I study physics at the University of Regensburg, where I'm currently doing my master thesis. In this year's SoHPC, I will work on a task-based library (EDAT, created by Nick Brown here at EPCC) and try to implement another messaging backend. The current one works with MPI, but there also exists a messaging-framework called GASNet, which potentially better suits the task-based approach of EDAT.
I became one of 25 participants among +100 applicants from Europe for the Summer of HPC programme. I like racing against time and challenges: Summer of HPC is my current challenge! My project as part of this programme is improving the speed performance of Python by experimenting with high performance scientific and fast data processing libraries. I'm currently working on Cirrus to run Python code and then I will start working on Fulhame to experiment with ARM64 machines as well.
PRACE Summer of HPC: https://summerofhpc.prace-ri.eu/info/