[PRACE] PRACE 2017 Spring School

Cornelia Staub cornelia.staub at risc-software.at
Thu Feb 16 15:57:40 CET 2017

The PRACE 2017 Spring School will be a joint training event with the VI-SEEM project and will be organised by CaSToRC at The Cyprus Institute.

The school will be a 3-day event starting Tuesday 25 April and ending Thursday 27 April 2017.

The Seasonal School will provide insights into topics of high interest to people of the PRACE, VI-SEEM and European communities and will have two parallel sessions - a Developer Track<https://events.prace-ri.eu/event/601/program#developerTrack> and a System Administration Track<https://events.prace-ri.eu/event/601/program#systemAdministrationTrack>.

The Developer Track<https://events.prace-ri.eu/event/601/program#developerTrack> includes (among others) the following topics:
- Introduction to Parallel and Scalable Machine Learning: Basics and Parallelization Benefits
- Introduction to Deep Learning with Convolutional Neural Networks & Applications
- Accelerator Programming: GPU and Xeon Phi
- Data Visualisation: Information visualization, visual analytics, VisIt

Speakers from the EUDAT, OpenSESAME and VI-SEEM projects will also present these project and relevant case studies.

For more details on the Developer Track please visit the link below:

The System Administration Track<https://events.prace-ri.eu/event/601/program#systemAdministrationTrack> includes (among others) the following topics:
- System Administration Tools: Easybuild and other tools
- Security Aspects of HPC Centers
- PRACE Network and Monitoring Issues
- System Monitoring
- Cloud Services - OpenStack
-- OpenStack and HPC, the crossroads of scientific research
-- How to build your first OpenStack Cloud
-- Considerations for maximising the performance of OpenStack
-- RDMA enabled fabrics in an OpenStack environment
-- IOPS in the cloud - impossible! Or is it?
-- Case studies from HPC centres using OpenStack for HPC workloads.

For more details on the System Administration Track please visit the link below:

A Keynote Address will also be given by the Winner of the 1st PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC - Dr Zoe Cournia.

Useful Links
- Seasonal School Homepage<https://events.prace-ri.eu/event/601/>
- Scientific Programme<https://events.prace-ri.eu/event/601/program>
- Event Timetable<https://events.prace-ri.eu/event/601/timetable/>
- Registration<https://events.prace-ri.eu/event/601/registration/>

For any questions concerning the Seasonal School please contact Stelios Erotokritou - s.erotokritou at cyi.ac.cy<mailto:s.erotokritou at cyi.ac.cy>.

Please forward this email to anyone you think may be interested.

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