CSC 2014 Live

26 Sep

by
Giuseppe Lo Presti

School final video #2

And here is the School final video, including the closing ceremony. Note that the soundtrack in the youtube version is partially different because of Copyright issues, and it may still be blocked in some countries (Germany). You can download the complete video from this link.

 

19 Sep

by
Alberto Pace

All photos from the image gallery to download

All photos from the image gallery are now available to download in 10 Zip files. Each file is approximately 500 MB. Enjoy !

Photo Gallery, Part 1 of 10
Photo Gallery, Part 2 of 10
Photo Gallery, Part 3 of 10
Photo Gallery, Part 4 of 10
Photo Gallery, Part 5 of 10
Photo Gallery, Part 6 of 10
Photo Gallery, Part 7 of 10
Photo Gallery, Part 8 of 10
Photo Gallery, Part 9 of 10
Photo Gallery, Part 10 of 10

Note that all photos are copyrighted by the respective owners and reuse is only possible with their permission.

 

 

8 Sep

by
Alberto Pace

School final video

Here is the link to the School final video. Note that despite an acknowledged third party content, the audio may be blocked in some countries (Germany). If you cannot see the video, you can download it from this link.

Thanks to Francois Fluckiger for authoring this video

7 Sep

by
Alberto Pace

Alumni database

All participants have been added to the CSC Alumni database

6 Sep

by
Alberto Pace

CSC 2014 award for best marks / Champions / Gold medals

This year, 3 students have passed the exam with the maximum score of 33/33. This is a particlularly outsdanding result and please congratulate:

ANDERLINI, Lucio
NIEKE, Christian
NIKODEM, Thomas

Alberto Pace, School director.

 

6 Sep

by
Alberto Pace

Special Distinction

This year a total of 7 students have received the CSC special distinction as they passed the exam with a particularly high score.

2 students passed the exam with a score of 32/33. Congratulations to: 

LIONETTO, Federica
STANCU, Stefan Nicolae

5 students passed the exam with a score of 31/33.Congratulations to: 

FERNANDEZ ALVAREZ, Luis
FISCHER, Max
FRIESE, Raphael Marius
GLASER, Fabian
HAITZ, Dominik

Alberto Pace, School director

6 Sep

by
Alberto Pace

Closing the photo Gallery

Last chance to ulpoad your photos. The CSC 2014 photo gallery will be closed on Monday which is your last day to upload photos !

Following this date, all photos will be made available for download in a single file.

6 Sep

by
Alberto Pace

Photo Contest

The photo contest is over and the jury composed by Hristo, Jelena, Qurat (Annie), and Ioanna have selected the following winners for the 4 categories

School life:
http://csc.web.cern.ch/sites/csc.web.cern.ch/files/gallery-csc-2014/2014... by Sandro Bjelogrlic 

Sports:
http://csc.web.cern.ch/sites/csc.web.cern.ch/files/gallery-csc-2014/2014... by Sebastian Lopienski

Nerds:
http://csc.web.cern.ch/sites/csc.web.cern.ch/files/gallery-csc-2014/2014... by Sandro Bjelogrlic 

Stuff:
http://csc.web.cern.ch/sites/csc.web.cern.ch/files/gallery-csc-2014/2014... by Dominik Wilhelm

I addition, the Overall best photo was chosen to be
http://csc.web.cern.ch/sites/csc.web.cern.ch/files/gallery-csc-2014/2014... by Sandro Bjelogrlic 

Congratulation to Sandro, Dominik and Sebastian for these outstanding photos.

5 Sep

by
Alberto Pace

Dinner in the Museum

Bus leaves the Hotel at 19h30 this evening
As some of you will walk, there will be only 45 seats in the bus. 
Dinner will be at 20h00 (in the museum)

Nogueira da Silva Museum
Avenida Central 61
4710 Braga, Portuga

See the attached maps for details on how to get there

Image icon museum-detail.png, Image icon museum-plan.png
5 Sep

by
Ivica Puljak

CSC Football Match

Traditional CSC football match was played in the full size football court. This year we had a record participation: 45 player and about 15 supporters fromt the school, with even some supporters from outside :-)!

The final score was 7:5 for the Yellow/Gray aka Ibrahimovic/WWW team.

The goal scorers are: 0-1 Antonis, 0-2 Antonis, 1-2 Juan Pedro, 2-2 Adam, 3-2 Sebastian, 4-2 Andre, 4-3 Riccardo, 4-4 Antonis, 4-5 Riccardo, 5-5 Adam, 6-5 Andre and 7-5 Volodymyr.

Congratulation to all and specially to the winning team!

 

 

5 Sep

by
Alberto Pace

Yellow / Grey team players

please return the Yellow and Grey T-shirts this morning to Yasemin in the CSC Secretariat !

Many thanks

5 Sep

by
Alberto Pace

Exam result

54 students passed the final CSC exam:

AHN, Sang Un
ANDERLINI, Lucio
APARICIO COTARELO, Borja
ARAQUE ESPINOSA, Juan Pedro
BANERJEE, Dipanwitha
BANNOURA, Arwa
BJELOGRLIC, Sandro
BRONDOLIN, Erica
CHAO, Cheng-Hsi
CROFT, Vincent Alexander
DENIS, Marek
DI MARIA, Riccardo
FERNANDEZ ALVAREZ, Luis
FISCHER, Max
FRIESE, Raphael Marius
GARCIA ARZA, Griselda
GLASER, Fabian
HAITZ, Dominik
HARTMANN, Helvi
HASEITL, Rainer
JOVICEVIC, Jelena
KALOGEROPOULOS, Anastasios
KOUZINOPOULOS, Charalampos
KOWALEWSKA, Anna Bozena
KUEHN, Eileen
LECZ, Zsolt
LINARES GARCIA, Luis Emiro
LIONETTO, Federica
MARTINA, Stefano
MILIOU, Ioanna
MOHAMED, Hristo
NIEDZIELA, Jeremi
NIEKE, Christian
NIKODEM, Thomas
OTTO, Adam Jedrzej
PÉK, János Dániel
PEREIRA, André
PISANI, Flavio
RABADY, Dinyar
RODRIGUEZ PEON, Alberto
ROMERO MARIN, Antonio
SMITH, Joshua Wyatt
SOSNOWSKI, Adam
STANCU, Stefan Nicolae
SZOSTEK, Pawel
TEPEL, Phillipp
TIMKO, Helga
UL AIN, Qurat
VISLAVICIUS, Vytautas
VOROS, Viktor
VOVCHENKO, Volodymyr
WEJNEROWSKI, Damian
WITOWSKI, Sebastian Jerzy
YILDIRIM, Eda

My warmest congratulation to all,

Alberto Pace, School director.

 

4 Sep

by
Giuseppe Lo Presti

Football match, the teams

These are the teams for the upcoming football match:

The White team:

Helga
Jelena
Dipanwitcha
Alberto R.Peon
Jeremi
Borja
Vincent
Adam O.
Alberto Pace
Janos Daniel
Anastasios
Dinyar
Katsuaki
Joshua
Benjamin
Antonis
Damian
Sandro
Riccardo
Cheng-Hsi
Marek
Andreas

The Yellow team:

Erika
Anna
Sebastian
Zsolt
Helvi
Christian
Adam S.
Giuseppe
Sang Un
Juan Pedro
Pawel
Luis
Thomas
Viktor
Muhammad
Antonio R.M.
Stefan
Michael
Volodymyr
Dominik
Max
Andre

 

3 Sep

by
Alberto Pace

Football match

Thursday at 18:15. Bus will leave from the University at 17:45

You must bring a white T-shirt, preferably the CSC one
   - One team will be white
   - The other team will play yellow/grey with a T-shirt which must be returned at the end of the match

 

3 Sep

by
Alberto Pace

Reminder: The photo contest is ongoing !

Upload a maximum of 12 photos per person to be considered, and tag them “Photo Contest”

The international jury composed by: 
      - Hristo (Bulgaria), Jelena (Serbia), Qurat - Annie (Pakistan), and Ioanna (Greece)

Prizes will be given in 4 categories:

    - Facebook times - school photos
    - (S)Wet(ty) Times – activities
    - Nerds – people
    - Stuff - other things

3 Sep

by
Alberto Pace

Presentations by the students

This Friday morning we will have 11 Presentation  of 8 minutes each with 2 minutes for questions.
 
The topics and the speakers will be:
Calculability and complexity (Stefano)
Challenges in the CERN Accelerator Complex (Helga)
Clustering (Vincent Alexander)
Modern HEP Data Analysis - how to handle the growing complexity (Raphael Marius)
Non-parametric density estimation (Lucio)
Parallelism for free with Haskell (János Dániel)
Performance of RAID arrays (Michael)
Profiling code in Python (Pawel)
Puppet is so awesome it sucks (Hristo)
Software Defined Networking -- programming your network (Stefan Nicolae)
Toward construction of a neutron diffractometer for protein crystal (Katsuaki)
2 Sep

by
Giuseppe Lo Presti

Movie from Sunday's excursion

Here you find a movie from Sunday's excursion, contributed by Juan Pedro:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByPwwESH5R9NLUFKeGs4SmN1ZGs/edit?usp=sharing

Thanks for sharing!

1 Sep

by
Ivica Puljak

Student presentations

On Friday morning we will have student presentations. Please subscribe by modifying your registration at: 

https://indico.cern.ch/event/298406/registration/modify#/modify 

Please post your proposal until Tuesday (Sep 2) at 16h30. After the deadline we will go through your proposals and come back to you with the feedback.

For selected presentation one of the lecturer will act as a mentor, helping to prepare the presentation.

For more information you can ask Alberto and Ivica.

1 Sep

by
Yasemin Hauser

LAUNDRY

If you need to wash your clothes, the nearest laundry is only 350m away from Melia Hotel.

Google map

Open from 9h00 to 19h00

Lavandaria M G
Avenida Dom João II 56, Braga
4715-304 BRAGA

Tel:+ 351 253 677 278

1 Sep

by
Giuseppe Lo Presti

Feedback Questionnaire

In order to help with the organisation of future Schools, we ask you to provide some feedback by answering the questions at:

http://goo.gl/DTMTyO

Your input will be treated fully anonymously and confidentially.

1 Sep

by
Alberto Pace

GPS track of the Sunday excursion

The GPS track of the Sunday excursion is available in GPX format in the attachment below. This track can be used to tag the exact locations of your photos.

To do that, you can use, for example, the free application available at http://www.geosetter.de/en/

Binary Data 2014-08-31-gps-track.gpx
1 Sep

by
Alberto Pace

Welcome Andreas and Benjamin

Another warm welcome to both Andreas Peters and Benjamin Radburn-Smith who will lecture in the data technologies and Physics Analysis tracks.

30 Aug

by
Alberto Pace

Sunday excursion

The bus will leave at 8:00 am sharp from the hotel for Ponte de Lima ( http://goo.gl/maps/An7xJ ).

The detailed programme of the excursion is available in the attachments below where you will also find the description of the various spots we will visit tomorrow.

Lunch will be in Brufe ( http://goo.gl/maps/1KqOn )

Dinner will be at 20:30 in the Tonho Restaurant ( http://goo.gl/maps/An7xJ )

PDF icon 0.excursionprogramme.pdf, PDF icon 1.pontedelima.pdf, PDF icon 2.pacodecalheiros.pdf, PDF icon 3.geres.pdf, PDF icon 4.brufe.pdf, PDF icon 5.porto.pdf, PDF icon 6.gaia.pdf
30 Aug

by
Alberto Pace

Yoga

Monday, just after lunch (from 13:30), there will be a yoga session with Helga in the sport center. This will add to the usual soccer, Basket and volleyball activity.

30 Aug

by
Alberto Pace

If you do not come to an activity ...

... please, always inform Yasemin, This applies to  lunches, dinners, excursions and in particular to today's dinner.

 

29 Aug

by
Alberto Pace

Welcome Ivica

A warm welcome to Ivica who is responsible for the Physics Computing theme and will lecture next week,

29 Aug

by
Alberto Pace

Photo contest jury

The photo contest jury is composed by Hristo, Jelena, Qurat (Annie), and Ioanna

Thanks for taking this tough job.

28 Aug

by
Alberto Pace

Photo Contest

The photo contest is open in the photo gallery !

When you upload your photos, you can tag them to be considered for the photo contest.

The official international jury is composed by

(names to be verified)

28 Aug

by
Alberto Pace

Sunday excursion

Please ensure that you have modified your registration to confirm your participation to the Sunday outing.

Date limit: 11h30, Friday

https://indico.cern.ch/event/298406/registration/modify

You can view the draft programme in the attachment below.

PDF icon sunday-excursion.pdf
28 Aug

by
Alberto Pace

Sports afternoon programme

12:30 - End of morning lectures

13:00 Buses departs for sports activities

Time to be confirmed: bus stops in Hotel Melia Braga to pick up participants who are at the hotel

20:30 Dinner in Guimaraes at restaurant Papaboa, Largo da Misericórdia, Guimarães

28 Aug

by
Alberto Pace

Welcome to Qurat and Waqar

The school is very happy to give the warmest welcome to the two students that just arrived today

26 Aug

by
Yasemin Hauser

 

Form to fill in for the University of Minho to obtain ECTS credits

Dear participants,

On Wednesday morning, before the first lecture, you will receive a form to fill in for the University of Minho.

As this form is in Portuguese, you will find in attachment the translation with the mandatory fields (in red) and the information written in black that should be written as is on your form.

 

PDF icon templateuniform.pdf
26 Aug

by
Alberto Pace

Sports afternoon on Thursday

Please ensure that you have modified your registration to indicate your choice for the Thursday sport afternoon.

Date limit: 11h30, today (Tuesday)

https://indico.cern.ch/event/298406/registration/modify

26 Aug

by
Giuseppe Lo Presti

Access to lab, logins and passwords

To access the machines in the lab, you can ssh to csc.uminho.pt with your login credentials: please make sure you have received and validated them!
Once logged in, you can choose whether to login to a node in the lab (hostnames in the range csc157 .. csc187) or a node at Wigner Data Centre (hostname aliases in the range wdc157 .. wdc187). Please use the number corresponding to the seat you have used in the lab.

Note that your login is to be used for the final examination as well, so please double check you are able to login, even if you use your team mate's credentials.

25 Aug

by
Alberto Pace

Bus to Bom Jesus for the dinner this evening

The bus to Bom Jesus for the dinner this evening will leave the hotel Melia Braga this evening at 19h30.

25 Aug

by
Alberto Pace

Accessing the internet from inside the university campus

To connect to the internet from inside the university, you should use the "eduroam" wireless network. If you have valid eduroam credentials from your university or institute, you can use them directly.

If you do not have valid eduroam credential you can connect as:

SSID: eduroam
username:  Csc2014@guest  
password:  .csc2014!

(note that the password has a dot "." and an exclamation mark "!").

If you are connecting from a windows client, you may have to configure your computer folllwing the instructions in the attached document. Detailed instructions for all platforms are available at http://www.scom.uminho.pt/Default.aspx?tabid=8&pageid=368&lang=pt-PT 

PDF icon uminhowindowsconfig.pdf
24 Aug

by
Alberto Pace

Welcome dinner on arrival

The dinner on arrival (Sunday) will be served in the 2nd floor of the hotel at 20:45.

24 Aug

by
Alberto Pace

Pools at the hotel

You can use the internal, heated pool from 7:00 to 22:00 (the one in the picture) or the the outdoor one from 8:00 to 20:00. Do not use the towels from the room, ask the colored towels from the spa reception (for free). Long chairs are also available  to use.

 

24 Aug

by
Alberto Pace

Contact information if you need help

Alberto Pace: +41 76 487 3863

Yasemin Hauser: +41 76 487 9799

Giuseppe Lo Presti: +41 76 487 5233

24 Aug

by
Alberto Pace

Internet access at the hotel

To have internet access at the hotel, connect to the wireless network using the following credentials.

username: melia
password: melia

You should have unlimited access for an unlimited number of devices, with no port filtering.

 

24 Aug

by
Yasemin Hauser

Opening Ceremony

The CERN School of Computing will start on Monday 25 August 2014 with the Ceremony taking  place in Largo do Paço, downtown in Braga.

The transportation to Braga will be done by bus leaving from the hotel Melia at 08:15.

GPS location: 41.550828,-8.426336

21 Aug

by
Alberto Pace

Dear participants,

Only four days left before we will all meet in Braga, Portugal for the 37th edition of the CERN School of Computing and it is my pleasure to send you an advanced welcome.

Also this year, the school is complete and we are expecting 61 participants from more than 40 different institutes and 26 nationalities. You can follow the announcements and events at the school on the "CSC Live" site at the address http://csc.web.cern.ch/csclive/CSC%202014. Manwhile, you should have already received the information on how to join the school this Sunday, but in case you have lost it, you can find it again on the CSC live site or from the main school site (http://cern.ch/csc).  

Looking forward meeting you in the wonderful Portuguese academic atmosphere of the Minho University campus !

Alberto Pace, school director.

18 Aug

by
Yasemin Hauser

Dear participant to CSC2014,

We are most pleased to see you on Sunday 24th  August for CSC 2014.

Please find attached a note with the final practical information that we advise you to read carefully and bring with you to Braga.

We draw your attention to the two actions potentially requested on you:

  • If not already done, Informing (confirming) to Yasemin Hauser of late arrival on Sunday 24th (after 19:00)
  • Bring , if interested,  what may be needed to fully enjoy the sports and social programme.

Looking forward to seeing you soon in Braga,

Yasemin Hauser

PDF icon csc2014infostudents-prior-start-school-v2.pdf
29 May

by
Alberto Pace

Welcome to CSC2014 !

The application period to CSC2014 is now closed since the the 16th of May.

If you have applied, the selection process is in process. All applicants should receive a response before June 9th.

I look forward to see you in Braga

Alberto Pace, School Director

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