We were granted 15 M. core-hours with the 29th IT4I-OPEN call

Today, the group of Ultrafast Photonics was granted with 15 millions core-hours for the preparation of quantum simulations based on the method of time-dependent density functional theory.

This computational time will be essentially meant to run the Octopus code (TDDFT) in collaboration with Prof. François Courvoisier (FemtoST, Besançon, France) and Dr. Peter Juergens (Max Born Institute, Berlin, Germany).

Another collaboration with CSIC Madrid has also started around TDDFT and will also be part of this project.

Visitors of the Marie Curie RISE “ATLANTIC” networking action are also entitled to get computational during their visit.

While great science lies ahead, we also hope to fetch funding for improving our people’s conditions very soon.

“Talent 2023” Czech competition high-school student Filip Neubauer stayed in our group two weeks

Czech Republic is organizing lots of opportunities for young talents. The Talent competition is one of them.

During two weeks, Filip Neubauer (from the high school of Stepanska, Praha) joined the group and had possibility to work on some of our datasets using machine learning.

It was great to interact with one of the new talents of this country and hope to see Filip coming back to us very soon!

Prof. Kazuhiro Yabana visited us at the HiLASE Centre

On September 18th 2023, we received the visit of Prof. Kazuhiro Yabana from the Institute of Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan.

The visit started with an overview of the Hilase Centre activities, introduced by Sanin Zulić, International Business Development Manager of HiLASE.

Prof. Yabana then presented a seminar titled “Time-dependent density functional theory for extremely nonlinear optics”, where features of the massively parallel simulation code “SALMON” was presented.

The talk was followed by an overview of activities of the department of Scientific Laser Applications (SLA) by Prof. Nadezhda M. Bulgakova, leader of the SLA department.

It was supplemented by a presentation of the quantum simulation activities of the Hilase Centre by Dr. Thibault JY Derrien, leader of the group of Ultrafast Photonics,

The visit was concluded by a tour of the femtosecond laboratory of the SLA department.

Prof. Yabana and the Hilase Centre are members of the Marie Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange “ATLANTIC” network.

(Website of the Marie Curie RISE network “ATLANTIC”) (in English).

(Prof. Yabana, member of the “ATLANTIC” project) (in Japanese).

Our experience with Top500.org machines

Our usage of high performance computers, mostly machines of the Top500 charts, started in 2008.

  1. Since 2019: Top500 Karolina (IT4I.cz), thanks to IT4I-OPEN calls
  2. 2023: Sunrise (ELI beamlines, Czech Republic)
  3. 2022: Eclipse (ELI beamlines, Czech Republic)
  4. 2020 – 2023: Navigator (University of Cumbria, Portugal) thanks to PRACE DECI calls
  5. 2019: Barbora (IT4I.cz), thanks to IT4I-OPEN calls
  6. 2016: Top500 Salomon (IT4I.cz), thanks to IT4I-OPEN calls
  7. 2019 – 2020: Top500 Prometheus (Cyfronet, Poland) thanks to PRACE DECI calls
  8. 2018 – 2019: first user of Top500 Draco (MPCDF, Germany)
  9. 2016 – 2018: Top500 EOS (Fritz Haber Institute, Germany)
  10. 2010 – 2012: Top500 Jade (CINES.fr, France)

Since 2016, our main usage is to run the Octopus TDDFT simulation code for preparing predictions of light interaction with solid materials.

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