Planned power grid outage

Due to additional construction and hardware installation, the Laboratory complex at Sofia Tech Park will experience a power outage tomorrow (06.04.2019), between 8:30 and 17:30 EEST.

Subsequently, Nestum will be unavailable for the duration of the power outage. The long.p partion in the workload manager has been set to DRAIN, so no new jobs can be submitted on it.

We apologise for the inconvenience.


Prof. Ana Proykova has been re-elected as the Chair of the Strategic Working Group on Data, Computing and Digital Infrastructure (ESFRI DIGIT WG)

She will moderate two workshop sessions at the forthcoming meeting organized by the European Commission:

Royal Geographical Society, London
30 January 2019, 09:15-18:00

08:15 – 09:15 Registration, coffee
09.15 – 10:00 Session 1 – EOSC status update – Plenary Room: Ondaatje Theatre

Moderator – ESFRI Chair
Introduction – Jan Hrusak, ESFRI Chair (10’)
Update on EOSC status – Jean-David Malo, European Commission (10’)
Next steps for EOSC – Juan Bicarregui, UKRI/STFC, EOSC Executive Board (10’)
Questions and Answers (15’)

10:00 – 12:45
Session 2 – EOSC and ESFRI RIs services: how do they tango?
1) EOSC Services for RIs (60’)
Moderator – Ana Proykova, Chair of ESFRI DIGIT WG
Short presentations of EOSC horizontal projects with emphasis on relevant current and future services for RIs

2) RI Cluster projects for EOSC (60’)
Moderator – Jean-David Malo, European Commission

3) Panel discussion (30’)
Moderator – Gelsomina Pappalardo, ESFRI Executive Board
Session 2.1 – Ana Proykova, Chair of ESFRI WG DIGIT
Session 2.2 – Jean-David Malo, European Commission

13:50– 16:00
Session 3 – Break-out sessions (2 parts, 1 hour each) – How ESFRI RIs can contribute to and steer the various dimensions of EOSC
1) Services: Good practices and business models – Lowther Room
2) Policies: Open Science, FAIR data, Reproducibility – Ondaat
3) Architecture: technologies, platforms, interfaces – Drayson Room
4) Skills and training – Sunley Room

Session 4 – Report from break-out sessions, discussion and conclusions
Moderator – Jan Hrusak, ESFRI Chair

i. Summary of the outcomes of Session 3 – 40’
ii. Discussion – 30’ – Ana Proykova and Juan Bicarregui
iii. Conclusions – Jean-David Malo

Talks at the NANO 2018 Conference

8.11.2018 Ralica Dimitrova presents “Proton-radiation induced vacancies in graphene” by R. Dimitrova and A. Proykova at the 20th International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Sofia 8-10.11.2018 DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.31075.60969

The presentation can be found here:

8.11.2018 Ana Proykova talk on “Magnetic moments in a graphene sheet with vacancies generated by proton-beam bombardment” by D. Dimova, S. Pisov, A. Proykova, NANO-2018,DOI 10.13140/RG.2.2.14298.39361

The presentation can be found here:

File server’s OS update

Update (26.10.2018, 16:22 EEST): The OS update of the file server has been completed. The workload manager queues are reinstated and you may now submit jobs again. Thank you for the consideration.

Dear users,

This Friday (26.10.18) we will be pushing an OS updated on Nestum’s file server. Due to the update, the machine will be unavailable between 10:00 and 22:00 EEST (Bulgarian Time). Furthermore, the long.p partition in Slurm is to be switched offline in order to prevent data loss on the day of the update. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Head of HPC Lab gives a talk at the 7th National Crystallographic Symposium

Seventh National Crystallographic Symposium with International Participation
3-5 October 2018
Sofia, University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy  

Date: 4th of October 2018
Time: 11:30-12:10
Place: Auditorium
Speaker: Prof. Ana Proykova, Head of HPC Lab

The links provided point to the programme of the symposium and to the talk itself, respectively.

Program of events for the 28th of September

Talk: Application of HPC facilities to Soft Matter
Speaker: Dr. Sergio Madurga, Department of Material Science and Physical Chemistry, University of Barcelona
within the project BG05M2OP001-1.001-0004/28.02.2018 (2018-20203) UNITe
Location: Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics – 2nd floor,Main Council Hall, 5 James Bourchier Blvd. Sofia-1164
Time: 13:30
HPC laboratory is an Associated Partner of the UNITe

Researchers night at the Sofia tech Park
Mr. Ivo Iliev presents the HPC lab to the visitors with the help of Ms. Dessislava Dimova, Mr. Mihail Enimanev, Mr. Flavio Bayramovski,
Location: Exhibition area of the Sofia tech park
Time: 17:30 – 22:00

Researchers night at the Sofia tech Park
Prof. Proykova talk: High Performance Computing – what is this for?
Location: Exhibition area of the Sofia tech park