PRACE inspires young scientists and technologists in Dublin

In conjunction with Irish partner, the Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC), PRACE showcased the power and relevance of High Performance Computing to the next generation at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) at the RDS in Dublin, Ireland from January 12 -14, 2017.

Now in its 53rd year, the BTYSTE gives primary and secondary students in Ireland the opportunity to showcase science and technology projects and to compete for the title of Young Scientist/Technologist of the year.

Building on the success of previous years and its presence at the European Union contest for Young Scientists, PRACE once again exhibited in 2017. This year, exhibits included a presentation and on remote sensing powered by satellite images and High Performance Computing (HPC), a 360 virtual reality tour of the Irish national supercomputer ‘Fionn’, a medical imaging demonstration powered by cutting edge HPC technology and an interactive quiz on the scale of data processed using HPC.

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Over 59,000 students and members of the general public attended the event and had the opportunity to stop by the PRACE booth, speak to HPC experts, try the interactive exhibits and learn more about PRACE and HPC.

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