SCITAS activities, November 2015
25.10.15 - The Scientific IT and Application Support Center has a rich set of workshop to offer you. Moreover, the EPFL Library is organizing a series of workshops about Open Data. For more information, visit our web page!
Tuesday, November 3, 13:30 -- Compiling code and using MPI on the central HPC facilities
You have received or inherited some code and you wish to use it on a computing cluster. We will explain how to compile serial and parallel codes and choose the appropriate tools and libraries. Once the code is compiled we show how to submit jobs to the system in the most effective way possible.
Tuesday, November 3, 17:30 -- Library workshop: Reproducible Research using IPython interactive publications
Tuesday, November 10, 9:00 -- Computing on GPUs
GPUs were originally intended for computer graphics and are nowadays at the heart of some of the most powerful supercomputers in the world.
This course will teach users how to harness the computational power of graphics cards.
Tuesday, November 17, 9:00 -- Reproducible research with R
This course will give a general introduction to Reproducible Research. Then, GIT will be discussed, with a focus on its usage from RStudio. Finally, Literate Programming with RStudio and knitR will be presented. This course has been organized with the STAT chair, thus it is tailored to statisticians who are proficient with R. Seats are still available and anyone with basis R knowledge is welcome to join.
Thursday, November 12, 17:30 -- Library workshop: Open access publication: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Tuesday, November 17, 17:30 -- Library workshop: DMPonline workshop
Wednesday, November 25 and Thursday, November 26 -- Introduction to Parallel Programming
In parallel computing many calculations are carried out simultaneously, based on the principle that large problems can be divided into smaller sub-problems.
After an introduction to various parallelization models, the course focuses on the current de-facto standards MPI and OpenMP.
Thursday, November 26, 17:30 -- Library workshop: Data/Text Mining
Friday, November 27, 9:00 -- Programming on Xeon Phi
Accelerators are the key to the future of Supercomputing, be it GPUs or Xeon Phi. If you want to take parallelization to another level and learn about the Intel Xeon Phi accelerators, then, this course is for you.