PRACE to hold awards ceremony at Cineca for Summer of HPC 2016
From the left: Sergio Bernardi, Marta Čudova, Anurag Dogra, Florian Berberich, Leon Kos, and Sanzio Bassini.
1 Dec 2016 Bologna - On December 1, 2016, Cineca organized at Bologna a meeting to present Summer of HPC, the transnational mobility programme promoted by PRACE. Summer of HPC is a PRACE programme that offers university students the opportunity to spend two months in the summer at HPC centres accross Europe. The students work using HPC resources on projects that are related to PRACE work with the goal to produce a visualisation or a video.
At the end of the activity, every year two projects out of the 20 participants are selected and awarded for their outstanding performance.
This year the awards was presented to Adurag Dogra - he worked at Cineca on InSitu Visualization of Navier Stokes Tornado Effect project, with co-ordinator: M. Guarrasi - and to Marta Čudova with the following explanation respectively:
- PRACE Summer of HPC 2016 Best Visualisation Award: Anurag Dogra produced a highly impressive In Situ visualisation of tornado effects, in which he exhibited his dedication to quality. His visualisation very nicely explained the complexity and journey of working in High Performance Computing. He exhibited great understanding of the underlying physics and produced an excellent report. He received very positive feedback from his mentor and fellow participants. The high quality work illustrates his motivation and dedication to the programme. Anurag Dogra was an excellent team player that contributed strongly to the Summer of HPC.
- PRACE Summer of HPC 2016 HPC Ambassador Award: Marta Čudova exhibited strong motivation and commitment for promoting High Performance Computing throughout the SoHPC programme. She has bridged CFD and image reconstruction codes using parallel Python. Moreover, she has successfully communicated the importance and objectives of her project through her blog posts and video.
The programme of the award event included presentations given by the PRACE Board of Directors representative, Sergio Bernardi; by the PRACE Project PMO, Florian Berberich; and the Chair of the SOHPC award committee, Leon Kos. The two winners presented their project and results.