PRACE Announces Summer of HPC Winners

Students recognized for visualization and raising awareness of HPC.

The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) has announced the winners of this year’s PRACE Summer of HPC. The Summer of HPC is a program that offers “undergraduate and junior postgraduate university students the opportunity to spend two months of the summer at an HPC center in a PRACE partner country.” Students undertake a visualization project based on the outcomes from other PRACE projects.
The prize for Best Visualization went to Niki Loppi of Aalto University, Finland for a project created during his residency in the Czech Republic titled “Aerodynamic Modeling of a Submarine Spitfire.” (Yes, we’re talking about the WWII British fighter plance – Niki Loppi is an aeronautical engineering student.)
The HPC Ambassador award went to Vito Simonka, who worked at the Bacelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) in Spain. The HPC Ambassador award goes to the student who “best embodies the outreach spirit of the program.” Simonka was recognized for his efforts with blogging and social networking to raise awareness of HPC.
See the Summer of HPC website for more on winners and additional information on the Summer of HPC.