13-17 May 2019
Poznan
Europe/Warsaw timezone

PRACEdays19 Hands on Workshops for Students and Scientists



 

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WHAT

From 13 to 17 May 2019, PRACE will organise the sixth edition of its Scientific and Industrial Conference – PRACEdays19 – as part of the EuroHPC Summit Week, in Poznań, Poland.

The conference offers 5 hands-on workshops:

  1. Big data analysis with R Hadoop
  2. Introduction to Spark
  3. Introduction to machine learning/AI
  4. Development of modern authentication and authorization mechanisms
  5. Introduction to HPC computing

We also encourage you to attend all EuroHPC Summit Week plenary sessions at the Andersia Hotel.

WHO

Master students, PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, other students and researchers.

In case of interest, the participants can also submit a poster and present it during the poster session (on 14 May 2019, from 19:00-20:00 CEST) at the conference venue, Andersia Hotel.

WHERE

PSNC - Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center, Jana Pawła II 10, 61-139 Poznań, Poland

GRANT

We offer free registration to the conference and you can use all the conference facilities (coffee breaks, lunches, social programme etc.). We will arrange and pay for the accommodation and reimburse travel costs of students studying and living outside Poland. Number of grants is limited.

DEADLINE

The Call closed on Monday, 15 April 2019 at 17:00 CEST.

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Interested in one of the workshops, there are still places left (without grant). For more information, please contact us at hands-on@prace-ri.eu.

Note: Own laptop needed at the workshops. For some of the workshops SSH client should be installed.

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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

The EuroHPC Summit Week 2019 will gather together the main HPC stakeholders in Europe. Similar to previous years, this edition will offer a wide variety of workshops covering a number of application areas where supercomputers are key, as well as HPC technologies and infrastructures. The EuroHPC Summit Week is co-orgainsed by PRACE, EXDCI-2 and ETP4HPC. PRACEdays19 will be part of the EuroHPC Summit Week 2019. The conference will also provide a great opportunity to network with all relevant European HPC stakeholders, from technology suppliers and HPC infrastructures to scientific and industrial HPC users in Europe. This year's edition is hosted by PRACE’s Polish Member PSNC – Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center.


Please see a detailed overview of the Hands-On Workshops here:

Workshop 1

Title: Big data analysis with R Hadoop

Time slot: Wednesday 15 May 2019, (Room 0.26 A+B), 14:30 – 18:30

Target audience: master students, PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, other students and researchers

Brief contents: Short introductory lecture will cover basic concepts of big data management and analysis using RHadoop. Students will get access to HPC available at ULFME, where all necessary software will be preinstalled. Within this working space they will create, store, load big data files and perform basic statistics above them.

Organisers: dr. Janez Povh dr. Leon Kos, University of Ljubljana

Contributors:
Prerequisites:
•    Basic knowledge of Linux command line
•    Basic knowledge of R and statistics;
•    Own laptop.

Programme:
•    Introduction to big data and Hadoop (dr. Janez Povh)
•    Connecting to HPC at ULFME and first experiences with it
(dr. Leon Kos)
•    Hands-on exercises (dr. Janez Povh,):
•    how to create (retrieve) big data, store it into the distributed file system and load it back;
•    how to write and run few simple map-reduce functions for basic big data analyses (computing group centroids, finding the outliers, word count example).

 
Workshop 2
 
Title: Introduction to Spark

Time slot: Thursday 16 May 2019, (Room 0.31 A+ B) 14:30 – 18:30

Target audience: master students, PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, other students and researchers.

Brief contents: Short introductory lecture, covering basic concepts of Apache Spark Data Analytic Framework. Students will get access to HPC available at UoE, where all necessary software will be preinstalled. Within this working space they will create and start their own Spark cluster, which will be used later for running different jupyter notebooks. These notebooks are intended to train the students on different basic Apache Spark concepts by using the Python language.

Organisers: dr. Dr. Rosa Filgueira, Dr. Amrey Krause
 
Contributor: TBC
Prerequisites:
•    Basic knowledge of Linux and concepts of computational chemistry
•    Desktop or Laptop with Linux OS.

Programme: TBC

 

Workshop 3
 
Title: Introduction to Machine Learning/AI

Time slot: Thursday 16 May 2019, Room 0.26 A+B, 14:30 – 18:30

Target audience: anyone interested in Machine Learning

Brief contents: This tutorial is aimed at participants with no previous experience in machine learning with neural networks and deep learning. You will get an understanding of what machine learning can presently can do, how neural networks work and learn about best practices in machine learning. Two types of networks will be covered in some detail: convolutional neural networks (CNN) and recurrent neural networks (RNN). The former is mostly used in image processing tasks, while the latter can be used for natural language processing tasks. You will have the opportunity to explore these models during two hands-on sessions based on notebooks.

  • What types of problems can machine learning tackle?
  • What is a neural network and how does it work?
  • How to train a neural network?  Best practices.
  • Two case studies with hands-on:
    • image classification using a CNN (convolutional neural network)
    • Text classification using an RNN (recurrent neural network)
  • Conclusions

Organisers: Dr. Geert Jan Bex (UHasselt) + support (Flemish Supercomputer Center)

Prerequisites:
•    Basic knowledge of Linux command line;
•    Own laptop with SSH client installed.

Workshop 4

Title: Development of modern authentication and authorization mechanisms

Time slot: Wednesday May 15 2019, Room 0.26 C, 14:30 – 18:30

Target audience: Developers of services and applications for HPC, security analysts

Brief contents:
Modern authentication and authorization mechanisms 'CTF' (Capture The Flag) workshop, where participants will learn and design auth(z) and auth(N) and in the end... code-in (into a prepared environment):

Organisers: PSNC Cybersecurity Dept. team: Pawel Berus, Gerard Frankowski, Mikołaj Dobski, Paweł Węgrzak

Contributors:

Prerequisites:

•    Own laptop
•    Fluent English
•    Basic knowledge of Java
•    Running HyperV/VirtualBox
•    WiFi

Programme:TBC

Workshop 5

Title: Introduction to HPC computing

Time slot: Wednesday 15 May 16 2019, Room 0.31AB, 14:30 – 18:30

Target audience: Master students, PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, other students and researchers

Brief contents:
Workshop gives a short introduction to the purposes of HPC computing. Overview on basic principles: main components of HPC system, working with queue system. Presentation of how one can exploit potential of a supercomputer with different kinds of parallelism.

Organisers: Radoslaw Januszewski, Maciej Brzezniak

Prerequisites:
•    Basic knowledge of Linux command line;
•    Own laptop with SSH client installed
 

 


 

 

 

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