Third Virtual PRACE Summer of HPC at JSC

The Summer of HPC (SoHPC) programme celebrated its ten-year anniversary. In 2022, the programme allowed 29 university students from all scientific disciplines to spend two months working on-site or remotely with PRACE partner organizations. In addition to allowing students to work on research projects in a multidisciplinary and international environment, the aim of the SoHPC programme is to promote and disseminate scientific culture among the upcoming generation of researchers, encouraging the students participating in the programme to become the computational scientists of tomorrow. Furthermore, through the participants’ sharing of their experiences in blog posts and video presentations, the programme aims to ensure that the students themselves become ambassadors for supercomputing at their respective institutions.

This year, three students – Ignacio Encinas Rubio (Spain), Christopher Kirwan (Ireland), and Apostolos Giannousas (Greece) – joined JSC remotely for the summer to gain first-hand experience in day-to-day research. After an online training week for all students hosted by University of Ljubljana, the three students teamed up and started working on their assigned projects at JSC.

Ignacio was supervised by Ivo Kabadshow and worked on efficiently parallelizing the fast multipole method with MPI, while Christopher and Apostolos were supervised by Marcel Rodekamp and dealt with Kokkos for high-performance quantum fields. They produced a report and two video presentations that can be found at and at

Contact: Dr. Ivo Kabadshow

from JSC News No. 291, October 2022

Last Modified: 10.10.2022