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PRACE "Summer of HPC" Students at JSC

This year, for the first time, JSC participated in the PRACE "Summer of HPC". The programme offers summer placements for undergraduate and postgraduate students at European HPC centres. Ten top applicants from all across Europe were to be selected to participate in the ongoing research at five different HPC centres. The programme ran from 1 July to 31 August 2014. Flights, accommodation, and a stipend were provided by PRACE to all successful applicants.

Not only did the students have to apply for the programme, the interested HPC centres also had to compete and undergo a subsequent selection process. JSC was successful and invited two students from the large pool of well-suited applicants. David Hermosa (Spain) and Marco Borelli (Italy) joined JSC for the summer to gain first-hand experience in the day-to-day research at a large HPC centre. David worked in the field of lattice quantum chromodynamics (LQCD) and ported the most critical parts of an LQCD simulation suite to the Intel Xeon Phi architecture. Marco, working in the field of molecular dynamics, successfully ported the most time-consuming parts of the fast multipole method (FMM) to GPUs.
(Contact: Dr. Ivo Kabadshow,

from JSC News, October 2014