World record for the longest term reliable trajectory for the Lorenz system achieved on Nestum!

Hristov, I.Hristova, R., et al. achieved a world record for the longest term reliable trajectory for the Lorenz system on Nestum in their work:

Hristov, I., Hristova, R., Dimova, S., Armyanov, P., Shegunov, N., Puzynin, I., Puzynina, T., Sharipov, Z., Tukhliev, Z., On the efficient parallel computing of long term reliable trajectories for the lorenz system (2021) CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 2933, pp. 78-88, SJR (0.177 – 2020),

The previous record was achieved on one of the largest supercomputing clusters in the world – Tianhe. 

The HPC lab team sends our congratulations to the paper authors and we wish them many more similar records in the future.

Successful participation in the BonsAPPs AI challenge

Vasil, an Expert at HPC-lab, participated as an AI developer in BonsAPPs’ AI challenge as a part of the AICAD_SC  team.

During this  challenge a so-called AI Asset was developed that can recognize a driver’s  gestures by using a single, cheap and low-resolution thermal camera. This asset was then optimized and deployed to low-power edge platforms such as the NVidia jetson nano.

Vasil also gave a in-person presentation during a two-day hackathon in Bologna, Italy, presenting the team’s results.

AICAD_SC successfully completed stage one of the hackathon, earning a total score 7.37/10.



EUwomen4future campaign seminar

On International Women’s day, Commissioner Mariya Gabriel will co-host with President Roberta Metsola a celebratory event, in Strasbourg and online, with four prominent women, featured in the #EUWomen4future social media campaign and a recipient of the EU Prize for Women Innovators. This campaign, which ended in March 2021, put a spotlight women’s professional achievements in culture, education, sport, and science.

The seminar will take the form of a conversation between 6 accomplished women, one of which will be Prof. Ana Proykova –  HPC lab’s head.

The seminar will be livestreamed on the 8th March 2022 here: How to celebrate extraordinary women: #EUwomen4future campaign seminar | European Commission (


Intel OneAPI toolchain now available on Nestum

(За български, четете надолу)

On December 8, 2020 Intel Parallel Studio was superseded by the new Intel toolchain – oneAPI.
Starting today, oneAPI (Basic + HPC toolkit) 2022 is available on the Nestum cluster and can be used by first loading the following module:

module load intel/oneapi-2022

This will load all the necessary binaries and libraries in your $PATH (eg. icc, ifort, intel python 3.9 etc.) and $LD_LIBRARY_PATH (eg. MKL) environmental variables.
Please note, oneAPI is a major upgrade over the old Intel Parallel Studio XE! There are many new tools such as the icx, icpx compilers for Intel’s C++ superset – Data Parallel C++ (DPC++).
All the “classic” tools from the old PSXE are still available under the same names – icc, ifort, icpc etc.
More information about the new compilers can be found here:

To reduce potential issues, please use the “classic” tools, unless you explicitly need the capabilities of the new ones (e.g. you are trying out DPC++). To cite the first of the above mentioned links:

ICX is a new compiler. It has functional and behavioral differences compared to ICC. You can expect some porting will be needed for existing applications using ICC.

A comprehensive webinar on porting your code to ICX/IFX can be found here: Porting Intel Parallel Studio Code to Intel oneAPI – YouTube


На 8.12.2020 г. Intel Parallel Studio XE беше наследено от oneAPI.
От днес, oneAPI (Basic + HPC toolkit) 2022 е налично на Нестум и модулът може да бъде зараден със следната команда:

module load intel/oneapi-2022

Това ще зареди всички необходими изпълними файлове и библиотеки в променливите на средата: $PATH (напр. icc, ifort, intel python 3.9 и т.н.) и $LD_LIBRARY_PATH (напр. MKL).
Внимание, oneAPI е сериозен ъпгрейд над старото Intel Parallel Studio XE! Този пакет включва много нови инструменти като компилаторите icx, icpx за новото “надмножество” на С++ разработелно от Интел – Data Parallel C++ (DPC++).
Разбира се, всички “класически” инструменти като  icc, ifort, icpc са налични в пакета (и модула).

По подробно с новите компилатори и тулчейни може да се запознаете от статиите (на английски):

С цел минимизиране на потенциални проблеми при компилация, препоръчваме да използвате “класическите” иструменти и компилатори, освен ако експлицитно не се нуждаете от способностите на новите такива (напр. пробвате да компилирате DPC++ код).

Подробен уебинар за портване на icc/ifort код към icx/ifx може да бъде намерен тук (на английски):

Porting Intel Parallel Studio Code to Intel oneAPI – YouTube


Интервю на проф. Пройкова, ръководител на ЛВПИ, за вестник “Дневник”

По-рано тази година списание “Форбс” публикува списък на “50 жени над 50-годишна възраст“, в който беше включена и проф. Пройкова, ръководител на ЛВПИ.

Днес, 6.2.2022 г., беше публикувано и нейно интервю за известния български вестник “Дневник”: Проф. Ана Пройкова, физик: Липсата на достатъчно жени в инженерните дисциплини е сериозен проблем – Интервю – Дневник (

Статията на “Форбс” и интервюто подробно може да прочетете на горните линкове.

Masters of Digital 2022

The Masters of Digital 2022 workshop, covering various topics from the fields of AI, data science, data security and more, will take place online on 3.02.2022 9:00 – 17:00 (CET) online.

A detailed agenda for the event can be found here: agenda

Participation is free, but you should register before the event here: register

EuroCC Mentoring Workshop on Programming best practises and industrial software development

Аn EuroCC mentoring workshop covering various topics on programming best practices and software development will be held online on 11.02.2022 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (CET).

Participation is free, but you should register by February 10, 2022 12:00 PM (CET). You can do so here: register

A detailed agenda of the event can also be found here: agenda