SoHPC Awards Ceremony 2016

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Thursday, 1 December 2016 11:00 to 13:00

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 award ceremony will be held in Bologna at Cineca on 1 December from 11.00 to 13.30.

The program of the award event includes presentations given by PRACE Board of Directors representative, by the PRACE Project PMO, and the Chair of the SOHPC award committee. The two winners will be given the opportunity to present their project and results.

As host of the award  ceremony Cineca wishes to present to the Italian scientific community the interesting opportunity offered by SOHPC to students who intend to spend a period of study abroad in the context of high performance computing.


  • Welcome speech by Cineca Sanzio Bassini 
  • The commitment of PRACE to dissemination, Sergio Bernardi (Board of Director PRACE AISBL)
  • SoHPC project: aims, and facts, Florian Berberich Project Managment Officer of PRACE 
  • Prizegiving, Leon Kos PRACE Summer of HPC 2016 coordinator
  • Preentations of the awarded students:
    • Anurag Dogra
    • Marta Čudova 




Cineca is a non profit Consortium, made up of 102 Italian national institutions: Universities, Italian Research Institutions and the Italian Ministries of Universities and Education.

Today it is the largest Italian computing centre, one of the most important worldwide. With more seven hundred employees, it operates in the technological transfer sector through high performance scientific computing, the management and development of networks and web based services, and the development of complex information systems for treating large amounts of data.

It develops advanced Information Technology applications and services, acting like a trait-d'union between the academic world, the sphere of pure research and the world of industry and Public Administration. .

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