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  • MPI

    12 January - 12 April 2017

    Heverlee, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    MPI https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/mpi The Message Passing Interface is the de facto standard for distributed programming in a scientific context. It is implemented in libraries that can be used from C/C++/Fortran, although wrappers for other languages exist as well. To write efficient code, a thorough understanding of the semantics of the API is required, this course will emphasize potential performance hazards and pitfalls. The strengths and weaknesses of various MPI features are discussed. In several hands-on sessions, the participant has the opportunity to experiment. Parallel architectures and programming models MPI overview MPI programming model Messages and point-to-point communication Non-blocking communication Derived data types Virtual topologies Collective communication MPI-2 overview MPI-2 one-sided communication Parallel debugging MPI-2 parallel file MPI-3 overview This MPI-course covers the full MPI-3 standard. Acknowledgement This course is based on a PATC course developed by dr. Rolf Rabenseifner (HLRS, Stuttgart) Detailed time/place info 01/12/2017 - 09.00 - 12.30 01/12/2017 - 13.30 - 17.0004/12/2017 - 09.00 - 12.30 04/12/2017 - 13.30 - 17.00 2017-01-12 09:00:00 UTC 2017-04-12 00:00:00 UTC ICTS opleidingscentrum B, Heverlee, Belgium ICTS opleidingscentrum B Heverlee Belgium 3001 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • HPC@KULeuven introduction

    24 February 2017

    Heverlee, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    HPC@KULeuven introduction https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/hpc-kuleuven-introduction An introduction to the HPC infrastructure: What is a cluster? What HPC infrastructure is available at KU Leuven? Software environment. Accounts registrations and conditions of use. How to submit jobs. Hands-on. Detailed time/place info 24.02.2017, 09:00-17:00 2017-02-24 09:00:00 UTC 2017-02-24 00:00:00 UTC ICTS opleidingscentrum B, Heverlee, Belgium ICTS opleidingscentrum B Heverlee Belgium 3001 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Linux scripting

    28 February 2017

    Heverlee, Belgium

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    Linux scripting https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/linux-scripting This course will give an introduction to Linux scripting and a short summary of possible Linux tools used in scripts: Linux scripting (Bash shell) Basic loops in Linux Useful commands: grep, cut Linux tools: awk, sed Using Linux scripting in writing PBS scripts for HPC This course provides several hands-on sessions Detailed time/place info 28.02.2017, 9:00-13:00 2017-02-28 09:00:00 UTC 2017-02-28 00:00:00 UTC ICTS opleidingscentrum B, Heverlee, Belgium ICTS opleidingscentrum B Heverlee Belgium 3001 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Introduction to MPI

    5 March 2017

    Gent, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    Introduction to MPI https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-mpi The Message Passing Interface (MPI) is a standardized library specification for message passing between different processes. In layman's terms: MPI provides mechanisms for handling the data communication in a parallel program. It is particularly suited for computational clusters, where the workstations are connected by an interconnection network (e.g. Infiniband, Gigabit Ethernet). In this workshop, the applicability of MPI will be compared to other parallel programming paradigms such as OpenMP, Cuda and MapReduce. Next, the basic principles of MPI will be gradually introduced (Point-to-point communication, collective communication, MPI datatypes, etc). Hands-on exercises allow the participants to immediately turn the newly acquired skills into practice. Finally, some more theoretical considerations regarding scalability of algorithms are presented. About the lecturer: Dr. Jan Fostier. Jan received his MS and PhD degree in physical engineering from Ghent University in 2005 and 2009 respectively. Currently, he is appointed assistant professor in the department of Information Technology (INTEC) at the same university. His main research interests are (parallel) algorithms for biological sciences, high performance computing and computational electromagnetics. 2017-03-05 09:00:00 UTC 2017-03-05 00:00:00 UTC Multimediaroom building S9 Campus De Sterre, Gent, Belgium Multimediaroom building S9 Campus De Sterre Gent Belgium 9000 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • C introduction

    13 - 21 March 2017

    Heverlee, Belgium

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    C introduction https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/c-introduction This course will provide the basics on the programming environment. Participants will be able to write small applications themselves as well as understand C programming code. Small examples and hands-on will be used to experiment with the different topics. C History Writing a small C progam, understand the development cycle Preprocessor Assignments, Keywords, Identifiers, Variables Operators Control flow Functions Arrays and structures Pointers Working with files and standard I/O Detailed time/place info 13.03.2017, 09:00-12:00 14.03.2017, 09:00-12:00 20.03.2017, 09:00-12:00 21.03.2017, 09:00-12:00 2017-03-13 09:00:00 UTC 2017-03-21 00:00:00 UTC ICTS opleidingscentrum B, Heverlee, Belgium ICTS opleidingscentrum B Heverlee Belgium 3001 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Introduction to Linux

    15 March 2017

    Gent, Belgium

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    Introduction to Linux https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-linux A one-day course that gets you started on Linux and the command line interface, with a particular focus on using the HPC infrastructure of Ghent University Detailed time/place info Wednesday 15 March 2017, 10.00am - 5.00pm 2017-03-15 09:00:00 UTC 2017-03-15 00:00:00 UTC Multimediaroom campus de Sterre S9, Gent, Belgium Multimediaroom campus de Sterre S9 Gent Belgium 9000 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • High Performance Python

    20 March 2017

    Heverlee, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    High Performance Python https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/high-performance-python Python is making inroads into the HPC landscape. However, writing Python code for efficient scientific computing is not entirely trivial. In this course a variety of techniques and libraries will be discussed that are useful in this context. Subjects covered include profiling of code to discover opportunities for optimization, using Cython, a Python extension that translate critical code sections into efficient C, wrapping C/C++/Fortran libraries in Python, multithreaded/multiprocess Python, distributed programming use mpi4py, and pySpark for data science. Detailed time/place info 20.03.2017, 13:00-17:00 2017-03-20 09:00:00 UTC 2017-03-20 00:00:00 UTC ICTS Opleidingscentrum room B, Heverlee, Belgium ICTS Opleidingscentrum room B Heverlee Belgium 3001 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • HPC Tips & Tricks: Code modernisation & optimization - Real world case studies and Intel and Allinea tools for finding performance bottleneck

    24 March 2017

    Heverlee, Belgium

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    HPC Tips & Tricks: Code modernisation & optimization - Real world case studies and Intel and Allinea tools for finding performance bottleneck https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/hpc-tips-tricks-code-modernisation-optimization-real-world-case-studies-and-intel-and-allinea-tools-for-finding-performance-bottleneck Code modernisation is about (re)writing code with the purpose of making optimal use of today’s (and tomorrow’s) computers. While a suboptimal computational performance of a code running on your desktop may be acceptable because it affects only you, codes running on HPC systems costing 1 M€ or more which use only a fraction of the machine capacity cannot be allowed. This Tips and Tricks session starts out with a short review of important aspects of computer architecture affecting performance and continues to show how to determine the performance of a code, by means of simple back-of-the envelope-calculations, as well as using sophisticated tools from the Intel Cluster Studio, such as Intel Advisor, Intel VTune and Allinea MAP. We demonstrate how to these tools can discover hot spots and their causes. We will examine some frequent causes of bad performance by studying two common scientific problems, the simulation of atomistic systems in a Monte Carlo setting, and in a Molecular Dynamics setting. Surprisingly, the most frequent cause of bad performance turns out to be the way how data are accessed, rather than algorithmic complexity or how many instructions your need to solve the problem. We will demonstrate how space filling curves like the Hilbert curve provide an efficient solution for fixing bad data access patterns in the simulation of atomistic systems (among other applications). This talk also touches upon arguments for choosing between (or combining) different programming languages (Fortran, C/C++, Python) for high performance computing. Detailed time/place info 24.03.2017, 09:00-13:00 2017-03-24 09:00:00 UTC 2017-03-24 00:00:00 UTC ICTS opleidingscentrum B, Heverlee, Belgium ICTS opleidingscentrum B Heverlee Belgium 3001 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Introduction to multithreading and OpenMP

    18 - 19 April 2017

    Gent, Belgium

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    Introduction to multithreading and OpenMP https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-multithreading-and-openmp This workshop gives an introduction to shared-memory parallel programming and optimization on modern multicore systems, focusing on OpenMP. This is the dominant shared-memory programming model in computational science. Parallelism, multicore architecture and the most important shared-memory programming models are discussed. These topics are then applied in the hands-on exercises. About the lecturer: Dr. Reinhold Bader. Reinhold studied physics and mathematics at the Ludwigs-Maximilians University in Munich, completing his studies with a PhD in theoretical solid-state physics in 1998. Since the beginning of 1999, he has worked at Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) as a member of the scientific staff, being involved in HPC user support, procurements of new systems, benchmarking of prototypes in the context of the PRACE project, courses for parallel programming, and configuration management for the HPC systems deployed at LRZ. He is currently group leader of the HPC services group at LRZ, which is responsible for operation of all HPC-related systems and system software packages at LRZ. 2017-04-18 09:00:00 UTC 2017-04-19 00:00:00 UTC Oude Infirmerie het Pand, Gent, Belgium Oude Infirmerie het Pand Gent Belgium 9000 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • High performance Python

    18 April 2017

    Heverlee, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    High performance Python https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/high-performance-python-df7e2fac-31d0-4515-a0e2-39a0f1606da1 Python is making inroads into the HPC landscape. However, writing Python code for efficient scientific computing is not entirely trivial. In this course a variety of techniques and libraries will be discussed that are useful in this context. Subjects covered include profiling of code to discover opportunities for optimization, using Cython, a Python extension that translate critical code sections into efficient C, wrapping C/C++/Fortran libraries in Python, multithreaded/multiprocess Python, distributed programming use mpi4py, and pySpark for data science. Detailed time/place info 18.04.2017, 13:30-17:30 2017-04-18 09:00:00 UTC 2017-04-18 00:00:00 UTC ICTS Opleidingscentrum room B, Heverlee, Belgium ICTS Opleidingscentrum room B Heverlee Belgium 3001 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Linux introduction

    10 May 2017

    Heverlee, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    Linux introduction https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/linux-introduction-4b7353c5-ec73-43b0-bd05-d9e2729e45e6 This course will give a short practical summary of the basic things one needs when using mainly the command line in Linux: Overview and distributions How to start working with Linux Short introduction to Graphical User Interface Command line basics: getting help, useful commands Linux File System: navigating, file paths, file manipulation, disk space, archiving Text editing- Groups, users, security: access rights Process control This course provides several hands-on sessions Detailed time/place info 05/10/2017 - 09.00 - 13.00 2017-05-10 09:00:00 UTC 2017-05-10 00:00:00 UTC ICTS opleidingscentrum B, Heverlee, Belgium ICTS opleidingscentrum B Heverlee Belgium 3001 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Make - introduction

    12 May 2017

    Heverlee, Belgium

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    Make - introduction https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/make-introduction This course will give an introduction to creating/modifying Makefiles: Makefile introduction Basics of make operation Comments and line continuations Creating rules: dependencies and actions Using Macros Parameters and Conditional statements Useful compiler options Other possibilities of automation This course provides hands-on sessions Detailed time/place info 05/12/2017 - 09.00 - 13.00 2017-05-12 09:00:00 UTC 2017-05-12 00:00:00 UTC ICTS opleidingscentrum B, Heverlee, Belgium ICTS opleidingscentrum B Heverlee Belgium 3001 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Linux tools

    11 July 2017

    Heverlee, Belgium

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    Linux tools https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/linux-tools This course will give an introduction to several useful Linux tools useful in academic research and everyday use of the system. Brief introduction to script files in Bash shell Using quotes Command line parameters i/o and pipes Useful commands: grep, cut, uniq, tr, sort, join Linux tools: awk, sed Using Linux scripting in writing PBS scripts for HPC This course provides hands-on sessions Detailed time/place info 07/11/2017 - 09.00 - 13.00 2017-07-11 09:00:00 UTC 2017-07-11 00:00:00 UTC ICTS opleidingscentrum B, Heverlee, Belgium ICTS opleidingscentrum B Heverlee Belgium 3001 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • GPU programming opportunities and challenges: a case study in finite element analysis

    5 August 2017

    Heverlee, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    GPU programming opportunities and challenges: a case study in finite element analysis https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/gpu-programming-opportunities-and-challenges-a-case-study-in-finite-element-analysis GPUs have become an increasingly popular general computing platform. However, their efficient utilization requires some understanding of the architecture and programming model. A sensible question arises about their applicability in terms of the necessary time investment versus the added scientific value. An introduction on the basics of GPGPUs is presented first, including the architecture, the computing model and a general methodology for parallelizing an algorithm. Opportunities and pitfalls are then elucidated with basic examples of problems/implementations suited or unsuited for GPUs. Assessing a problem for its applicability to GPUs is shown as a key decision-making step. The seminar is not only envisioned as an introduction to GPU programming; key concepts are elucidated specifically on a concrete case of Finite Element (FE) algorithm parallelization. Concepts such as problem-breakdown, testing, verification, profiling and optimization are presented through the FE algorithm's implementation. Overall, a realistic assessment of adopting GPU computation (and everything it can entail) is provided through the lens of added scientific value. Detailed time/place info 08.05.2017, 10:00-12:00 2017-08-05 09:00:00 UTC 2017-08-05 00:00:00 UTC ICTS Opleidingscentrum room D, Heverlee, Belgium ICTS Opleidingscentrum room D Heverlee Belgium 3001 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Version control

    11 August 2017

    Heverlee, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    Version control https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/version-control-50be7a74-80bc-423b-b664-2050bc468e44 Did you ever wish you could have gone back to a previous version of the document you are editing?Did a co-worker accidentally overwrite your modifications to a file?Did you ever wonder when and why a change was made to a program? If at least one of the above applies, version control software is able to assist you in your work. In this information session we will provide an overview of how version control software can be used effectively by an individual, as well as by a group of collaborators.Version control software is not simply for programmers, it can help anyone who works on documents that change over time.Publications, course notes, bibliographies, even data come to mind. Although the emphasis is on the git version control system, subversion will be discussed as well. Detailed time/place info 08/11/2017 - 09.00 - 12.00 2017-08-11 09:00:00 UTC 2017-08-11 00:00:00 UTC ICTS opleidingscentrum B, Heverlee, Belgium ICTS opleidingscentrum B Heverlee Belgium 3001 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Version control

    11 September 2017

    Heverlee, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    Version control https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/version-control Did you ever wish you could have gone back to a previous version of the document you are editing?Did a co-worker accidentally overwrite your modifications to a file?Did you ever wonder when and why a change was made to a program? If at least one of the above applies, version control software is able to assist you in your work. In this information session we will provide an overview of how version control software can be used effectively by an individual, as well as by a group of collaborators.Version control software is not simply for programmers, it can help anyone who works on documents that change over time.Publications, course notes, bibliographies, even data come to mind. Although the emphasis is on the git version control system, subversion will be discussed as well. Detailed time/place info 09/11/2017 - 09.00 - 12.00 2017-09-11 09:00:00 UTC 2017-09-11 00:00:00 UTC ICTS opleidingscentrum B, Heverlee, Belgium ICTS opleidingscentrum B Heverlee Belgium 3001 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • OpenFOAM user meeting

    13 September 2017

    Gent, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    OpenFOAM user meeting https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/openfoam-user-meeting The HPC-UGent team is organising an OpenFOAM user meeting, where research groups using the popular open source CFD software on the VSC infrastructure can showcase their work, and collaborate on best practices for using it on HPC clusters. More details are available at http://www.ugent.be/hpc/en/support/openfoamusermeeting 2017-09-13 09:00:00 UTC 2017-09-13 00:00:00 UTC Multimediaroom building S9 Campus De Sterre, Gent, Belgium Multimediaroom building S9 Campus De Sterre Gent Belgium 9000 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • HPC@KULeuven introduction

    10 October 2017

    Heverlee, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    HPC@KULeuven introduction https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/hpc-kuleuven-introduction-45c3de3d-2d15-404d-8c46-f36054b431a1 An introduction to the HPC infrastructure: What is a cluster? What HPC infrastructure is available at KU Leuven? Software environment. Accounts registrations and conditions of use. How to submit jobs. Hands-on. Detailed time/place info 10/10/2017 - 09.00 - 13.00 2017-10-10 09:00:00 UTC 2017-10-10 00:00:00 UTC ICTS opleidingscentrum B, Heverlee, Belgium ICTS opleidingscentrum B Heverlee Belgium 3001 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Matlab - Programming - introduction

    11 October 2017

    Heverlee, Belgium

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    Matlab - Programming - introduction https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/matlab-programming-introduction This 1 day course is building further on the introductory course (Matlab supercalculator) and covers more topics that are more oriented towards using Matlab as a programming environment: Basic Programming constructions in Matlab Debugging M-files: scripts and functions More on plotting in Matlab Improving Code Performance Create a GUI using MATLAB Guide After completion the student should be able to: Use the MATLAB environment in an efficient way Write programs in MATLAB to solve scientific problems Scripts, functions Use the available tools to improve the performance Visualize data in Matlab Detailed time/place info 10/11/2017 - 09.00 - 12.30 10/11/2017 - 13.30 - 17.00 2017-10-11 09:00:00 UTC 2017-10-11 00:00:00 UTC ICTS opleidingscentrum B, Heverlee, Belgium ICTS opleidingscentrum B Heverlee Belgium 3001 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Introduction to Linux

    13 October 2017

    Gent, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    Introduction to Linux https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-linux-f2d756c5-0d9b-4e28-a4ea-70c39717a0b8 A one-day course that gets you started on Linux and the command line interface, with a particular focus on using the HPC infrastructure of Ghent University 2017-10-13 09:00:00 UTC 2017-10-13 00:00:00 UTC Multimediaroom campus de Sterre S9, Gent, Belgium Multimediaroom campus de Sterre S9 Gent Belgium 9000 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Matlab - Supercalculator - introduction

    13 October 2017

    Heverlee, Belgium

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    Matlab - Supercalculator - introduction https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/matlab-supercalculator-introduction This 1 day course provides a quick introduction to MATLAB. The purpose is to give students fluency in MATLAB: get to know the software environment, use it as a super scientific calculator and know the very basics of Matlab as a programming environment. Topics covered are: MATLAB as a calculator MATLAB Desktop and the MATLAB HELP Creating Arrays Array Operations Logical Operations Matlab Programming Environment MATLAB Editor M-files Basic Graphics: Plotting 2D/3D After completion the student should be able to: Use the MATLAB environment in an efficicient way Able to use Matlab for interactive computations use MATLAB functions/toolboxes Know where to find help in the MATLAB environment Understand the main features of the MATLAB development environment Write small scripts in MATLAB containing sequential statements. Detailed time/place info 13/10/2017 - 09.00 - 12.30 13/10/2017 - 13.30 - 17.00 2017-10-13 09:00:00 UTC 2017-10-13 00:00:00 UTC ICTS opleidingscentrum B, Heverlee, Belgium ICTS opleidingscentrum B Heverlee Belgium 3001 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • HPC-lunchbox: worker and atools

    16 October 2017

    Heverlee, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    HPC-lunchbox: worker and atools https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/hpc-lunchbox-worker-and-atools In many scientific domains experiments are set up to explore parameter spaces. This type of workload can easily be parallelized since the individual computations are independent. However, a considerable amount of bookkeeping may be required to perform such experiments effectively.Two frameworks have been developed to make this type of task trivial.worker was developed in 2010, and has been improved over the years.atools is a recent development to accommodate use cases that worker is not optimal for.Both frameworks have a fairly large feature set, including monitoring of running jobs to keep track of the tasks that are completed/failed/pending, resuming interrupted tasks, merging output from the tasks, and so on.This lunchbox session will introduce you to these tools, and illustrate the more advanced features. You will also get tips on how to use the tools efficiently. Detailed time/place info 16/10/2017 - 12.00 - 14:00, sandwich at 12:00 and presentation 12:30-14:00 2017-10-16 09:00:00 UTC 2017-10-16 00:00:00 UTC ICTS opleidingscentrum B, Heverlee, Belgium ICTS opleidingscentrum B Heverlee Belgium 3001 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Linux scripting

    24 October 2017

    Heverlee, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    Linux scripting https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/linux-scripting-f8979664-f30a-4cb9-aad2-b919ee27b5a8 This course will give an introduction to Linux scripting with an introduction to the mostly used loops while programming How to create script files in Bash shell- Basic loops in Linux Return values Setting variables Using quotes Command line parameters Introduction to expressions Test conditions Shell logic structures (sequence, decision, loops) Shell functions i/o issues Using Linux scripting in writing PBS scripts for HPC This course provides hands-on sessions Detailed time/place info 24/10/2017 - 09.00 - 13.00 2017-10-24 09:00:00 UTC 2017-10-24 00:00:00 UTC ICTS opleidingscentrum B, Heverlee, Belgium ICTS opleidingscentrum B Heverlee Belgium 3001 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • HPC@KULeuven introduction

    14 November 2017

    Heverlee, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    HPC@KULeuven introduction https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/hpc-kuleuven-introduction-611da864-05e2-4bfa-8caa-1430f39a8178 An introduction to the HPC infrastructure: What is a cluster? What HPC infrastructure is available at KU Leuven? Software environment. Accounts registrations and conditions of use. How to submit jobs. Hands-on. Detailed time/place info 14/11/2017 - 09.00 - 13.00 2017-11-14 09:00:00 UTC 2017-11-14 00:00:00 UTC ICTS opleidingscentrum B, Heverlee, Belgium ICTS opleidingscentrum B Heverlee Belgium 3001 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Python as a second language I

    20 - 23 November 2017

    Heverlee, Belgium

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    Python as a second language I https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/python-as-a-second-language-i-2805fbde-4c78-4637-8fcb-d7d18a2fc952 This course starts with an introduction to the language, its simple datatypes and control structures, moving on to its more complex data structures, and classes. The emphasis is on how to use Python to solve real world problems in the domain of data transformation relevant to scientific computing.Hands-on sessions provide real world challenges with increasing levels of complexity. Detailed time/place info 20/11/2017 - 09.00 - 13.00 23/11/2017 - 09.00 - 13.00 2017-11-20 09:00:00 UTC 2017-11-23 00:00:00 UTC ICTS opleidingscentrum B, Heverlee, Belgium ICTS opleidingscentrum B Heverlee Belgium 3001 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Introduction to Machine Learning Algorithms

    23 - 24 November 2017

    Gent, Belgium

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    Introduction to Machine Learning Algorithms https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-machine-learning-algorithms This course offers basics of analysing datasets with machine learning algorithms and data mining techniques in order to understand foundations of learning from large quantities of data. It starts with general methods for data analysis in order to understand clustering, classification, and regression. This includes a thorough discussion of test datasets, training datasets, and validation datasets required to learn from data with a high accuracy. Easy application examples will foster the theoretical course elements that also will illustrate problems like overfitting followed by mechanisms such as validation and regularisation that prevent such problems. The course will start from a very simple application example in order to teach foundations like the role of features in data, linear separability, or decision boundaries for machine learning models. In particular this course will point to key challenges in analysing large quantities of data sets (aka ‘big data’) in order to motivate the use of parallel and scalable machine learning algorithms. Hands-on exercises allow the participants to immediately turn the newly acquired skills into practice. After this course participants will have a general understanding how to approach data analysis problems in a systematic way including knowledge where parallel computing provide benefits. About the lecturer: Prof. Dr. – Ing. Morris Riedel received his PhD from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and he is the head of the ‘high productivity data processing’ research group of the Juelich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) in Germany. As an adjunct associated professor at the School of Natural Sciences and Engineering of the University of Iceland he teaches ‘High Performance Computing’, ‘Cloud Computing and Big Data’, as well as ‘Statistical Data Mining’ and all of these courses are on the intersection of parallel computing and machine learning. He has given tutorials like the course above at numerous occasions like at the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, Smart Data Innovation Conference, or Prace Spring School in Cyprus. His research interests are parallel and scalable machine learning and data science. (More info at http://www.morrisriedel.de ) 2017-11-23 09:00:00 UTC 2017-11-24 00:00:00 UTC Multimediaroom building S9 Campus De Sterre, Gent, Belgium Multimediaroom building S9 Campus De Sterre Gent Belgium 9000 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Python as a second language-II

    27 - 30 November 2017

    Heverlee, Belgium

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    Python as a second language-II https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/python-as-a-second-language-ii The second part elaborates on the theme of data transformation and scientific programming by concentrating on regular expressions, various file formats used in a scientific context, how to parse and transform data, interact with databases and external programs. It also covers the libraries that are useful for scientific programming such as numpy, scipy, matplotlib and pandas.Hands-on sessions provide real world challenges with increasing levels of complexity. Detailed time/place info 27/11/2017 - 09.00 - 13.00 30/11/2017 - 09.00 - 13.00 2017-11-27 09:00:00 UTC 2017-11-30 00:00:00 UTC ICTS opleidingscentrum B, Heverlee, Belgium ICTS opleidingscentrum B Heverlee Belgium 3001 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Deep Learning using a Convolutional Neural Network

    30 November - 12 January 2017

    Gent, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    Deep Learning using a Convolutional Neural Network https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/deep-learning-using-a-convolutional-neural-network This course part focuses on a recent machine learning method known as deep learning that emerged as a promising disruptive approach, allowing knowledge discovery from large datasets in an unprecedented effectiveness and efficiency. It is particularly relevant in research areas, which are not accessible through modelling and simulation often performed in HPC. Traditional learning, which was introduced in the 1950s and became a data-driven paradigm in the 90s, is usually based on an iterative process of feature engineering, learning, and modelling. Although successful on many tasks, the resulting models are often hard to transfer to other datasets and research areas. This course provides an introduction into deep learning and its inherent ability to derive optimal and often quite generic problem representations from the data (aka ‘feature learning’). Concrete architectures such as Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) will be applied to real datasets of applications using known deep learning frameworks such as Tensorflow, Keras, or Torch. As the learning process with CNNs is extremely computational-intensive the course will cover aspects of how parallel computing can be leveraged in order to speed-up the learning process using general purpose computing on graphics processing units (GPGPUs). Hands-on exercises allow the participants to immediately turn the newly acquired skills into practice. After this course participants will have a general understanding for which problems CNN learning architectures are useful and how parallel and scalable computing is facilitating the learning process when facing big datasets. About the lecturer: Prof. Dr. – Ing. Morris Riedel received his PhD from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and he is the head of the ‘high productivity data processing’ research group of the Juelich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) in Germany. As an adjunct associated professor at the School of Natural Sciences and Engineering of the University of Iceland he teaches ‘High Performance Computing’, ‘Cloud Computing and Big Data’, as well as ‘Statistical Data Mining’ and all of these courses are on the intersection of parallel computing and machine learning. He has given tutorials like the course above at numerous occasions like at the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, Smart Data Innovation Conference, or Prace Spring School in Cyprus. His research interests are parallel and scalable machine learning and data science. (More info at http://www.morrisriedel.de ) 2017-11-30 09:00:00 UTC 2017-01-12 00:00:00 UTC Multimediaroom building S9 Campus De Sterre, Gent, Belgium Multimediaroom building S9 Campus De Sterre Gent Belgium 9000 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Linux for HPC

    10 December 2017

    Heverlee, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    Linux for HPC https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/linux-for-hpc This course will give a more detailed and HPC oriented summary of the basic command line related issues in Linux: Linux shell: features, customizing, environment variables, aliasing Remote GUI connection: transferring files, displaying graphics Short intro to Linux scripting Creating sample PBS scripts for VSC Installing applications: package manager concept, manual installations This course provides several hands-on sessions Detailed time/place info 12/10/2017 - 09.00 - 13.00 2017-12-10 09:00:00 UTC 2017-12-10 00:00:00 UTC ICTS opleidingscentrum B, Heverlee, Belgium ICTS opleidingscentrum B Heverlee Belgium 3001 [] [] [] [] [] []
  • OpenMP

    14 December 2017

    Heverlee, Belgium

    Elixir node event
    OpenMP https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/openmp OpenMP is the de facto standard for shared memory programming in a scientific context. Using annotations, the C/C++/Fortran programmer can parallelize his code step by step. However, to obtain efficient code, it is mandatory to have a thorough understanding of the features and pitfalls of OpenMP.This course deals with those in detail. This course covers the OpenMP 3.1 standard, and gives an overview of the new features in OpenMP 4.0. Overview and execution model Work sharing directives Data environment Pitfalls Verification of OpenMP applications OpenMP 4.0 overview Acknowledgement This course is based on a PATC course developed by dr. Rolf Rabenseifner (HLRS, Stuttgart) Detailed time/place info 14/12/2017 - 09.00 - 12.30 14/12/2017 - 13.30 - 17.00 2017-12-14 09:00:00 UTC 2017-12-14 00:00:00 UTC ICTS opleidingscentrum B, Heverlee, Belgium ICTS opleidingscentrum B Heverlee Belgium 3001 [] [] [] [] [] []
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