PRACE Summer of HPC 2019: Award Ceremony at PRACE office, Brussels


Serge Bogaerts, PRACE Managing Director was delighted to give the PRACE Summer of HPC Awards 2019 to Benjamin Huth and Pablo Lluch for their exceptional performance and outreach during their participation in the Summer of HPC 2019. The Award Ceremony was held on Wednesday 6 November 2019 at the PRACE office in Brussels, Belgium.

The PRACE Summer of HPC (SoHPC) was held for the seventh time. The Training Week which kicks off SoHPC was hosted at PRACE Member CINECA in Bologna, Italy.

Afterwards the 25 university students from all scientific disciplines spent eight weeks of study at a PRACE Member.

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, making sure that students participating in the project will be the computational scientists of tomorrow.

Furthermore, through the sharing of their experience in blog posts and video presentations the programme aims to ensure that the students themselves become ambassadors of a High-Performance Computing at their respective institutions.

The PRACE SoHPC programme trains the next generation of young scientists and software engineers to expand and deepen their skills in HPC. Training is an important step to ensure an effective HPC use and to foster supercomputing in Europe. This is why PRACE offers a wide range of training programmes through its Members,” said
Serge Bogaerts, PRACE Managing Director.

I am always surprised to see what can be done over the summer with mentoring and enthusiasm demonstrated by all participants. On top of this, both award winners showed outstanding performance and passion for HPC. We are proud to promote their achievements and hope to be a flip decision for them and many others to pursue their STEM career path with HPC.

Leon Kos, Coordinator of the SoHPC programme.

The two winners 2019, Benjamin Huth and Pablo Lluch presented their SoHPC experience and their videos at the ceremony along with the presentation of Leon Kos.

Each winner received a voucher of € 1 500 for attending an HPC conference of their choice, and an engraved glass trophy.

This article was first published on on Thursday 14 November 2019.


The mission of PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) is to enable high-impact scientific discovery and engineering research and development across all disciplines to enhance European competitiveness for the benefit of society. 

PRACE seeks to realise this mission by offering world class computing and data management resources and services through a peer review process. 

PRACE aisbl is funded by the PRACE Members The Implementation Phase of PRACE receives funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (2014-2020).

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