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Students Learn Supercomputing at the Summer of HPC in Barcelona

Summer-Of-HPC-logo-300x253In this video, students describe their learning experience at the 2016 PRACE Summer of HPC program in Barcelona.

“This summer, BSC hosts two students under the PRACE Summer of HPC program 2016: Sofia Kypraiou, from Greece and Marco Forte, from Ireland. Both students will learn how to program applications using the PyCOMPSs/COMPSs programming model and how to execute them in parallel in clusters and clouds. The applications will implement pipelines of feature extraction and classification and will be applied to databases of music tracks and images. The students will produce a visualization of their data at the end of the process.”

The PRACE Summer of HPC is just one of the variety of education and mobility activities carried out at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center. Following its mission to become an educational centre of excellence, BSC provides training and professional opportunities to students, researchers and industry (Master’s degrees, PhDs, workshops, etc.).

The PRACE Summer of HPC is a PRACE outreach and training program that offers summer placements at top HPC centers across Europe to late-stage undergraduates and early-stage postgraduate students. Up to twenty top applicants from across Europe will be selected to participate. Participants spend two months working on projects related to PRACE technical or industrial work and produce a report and a visualization or video of their results.

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