Course (online): Scientific computing in R, 27 May 2020

  • Posted on: 29 April 2020
  • By: bbrydsoe

Scientific computing in R

This one-day, online course will help users of R get started in High Performance Computing (HPC). 

In the course, you will learn how to improve your code so that it could run more efficiently on a Desktop and also in an HPC environment. We will use ML models as one of the examples to show how to run more efficiently at an HPC cluster like Kebnekaise.

POSTPONED: Task-based parallelism in scientific computing, 2020-03-30

  • Posted on: 24 February 2020
  • By: mirkom

Task-based parallelism in scientific computing

ATTENTION: Due to the current situation with the covid-19 virus, the course has been postponed by at least two months. More information will follow.

The purpose of the course is to learn when a code could benefit from task-based parallelism, and how to apply it.

Course: Introduction to HPC2N, 2020-01-22

  • Posted on: 5 December 2019
  • By: bbrydsoe

Introduction to HPC2N

This one-day course consists of a (optional) introduction to Linux, followed by an introduction to HPC and HPC2N. We will focus on Kebnekaise and the usage of our system, including access, modules, and the batch system. There will be a hands-on.

Requirements:  none

Date: 2020-01-22
Time: 9:00-17:00
Location: MA136, MIT-Huset, Umeå University
Instructors: Pedro Ojeda-May, Birgitte Brydsö, Mirko Myllykoski

Course: VASP - Basic Theory and Best Practices, 29 October 2019

  • Posted on: 10 September 2019
  • By: bbrydsoe

VASP - Basic Theory and Best Practices

This one day course will start by looking at the basic theory, then go on to setting up input scripts for VASP. We will look at general recommendations for common methodologies used, some common issues when setting up a simulation, and also at running VASP on HPC2N. In addition, there will be a hands-on.

Participation is free. Coffee/tea will be provided.

Instructors: Weine Olovsson, Pedro Ojeda May, Birgitte Brydsö

Time and date: 29. October 2019, 09:00-17:00.

Course: Introduction to HPC2N, 12 September 2019

  • Posted on: 14 June 2019
  • By: bbrydsoe

This whole day course will begin with a short (optional) introduction to Linux. We then continue with an introduction to HPC and HPC2N, followed by a walkthrough of the Kebnekaise system, including the GPUs and KNLs. In the afternoon we go through the module system and take a brief look at how to submit jobs. During the hands-on you will get the opportunity to try loading modules, compile a program, and submit a job to the Kebnekaise cluster. For those who are interested, there will be a guided tour of the machine rooms.

Participation is free. Coffee/tea will be provided.

Course: Tensorflow and Deep Learning, 8-9 May 2019

  • Posted on: 28 March 2019
  • By: bbrydsoe

Two day course focused on Tensorflow and Deep Learning. We will start with an introduction to Tensorflow, then give some basic information about Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN), and how to use GAN advanced deep learning in practice. The course will also introduce some of the recent advanced deep learning models (e.g., Transformer, ELMo, BERT) in NLP (natural language processing).

The course consists of lectures and hands-on exercises. Please bring a laptop.

Participation is free. Lunch and coffee/tea will be provided.


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