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HPC@LSU invites you to attend our weekly training scheduled every Wednesdays, except university holidays. All training sessions are from 9:00AM to 11:00AM at 307 Frey Computing Services Center. The sessions will be available on WebEx for remote participants and will be recorded for later review.

The training sessions are subject to cancellation due to lack of registrations, so please register if you plan on attending. Registration closes in the afternoon on the day prior to the training.

Click on the tutorial topic to obtain more information and registration details. WebEx remote connect links to attend the training will be provided via email to all registered participants.

Note: The Slide and Support Materials links are placeholders until content is added after the tutorial.

Fall 2018 Training Schedule

1. October 24,2018: Introduction to Deep Learning

TopicIntroduction to Deep Learning
DateOctober 24,2018
Time9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Place307 Frey
DescriptionDeep learning, as part of the family of machine learning methods, is a powerful tool to learn robust and complex features directly from data without domain-specific knowledge. It has shown great success recently in various fields such as computer vision, natural language processing and speech recognition. In this tutorial we will start with fundamental machine learning concepts followed by introduction of deep neural network models, we will then demonstrate how to develop a deep learning model to achieve near state of the art performance on the MNIST handwritten digit recognition task on LONI QB2 cluster. Existing deep learning software frameworks such as Keras/Tensorflow/PyTorch/Caffe will also be covered during the training.

The hands-on examples will be demonstrated on the LONI QB2 cluster

  • Some experience of python is assumed but not required

Supporting materials
MNIST dataset link: mnist.pkl.gz

RegistrationClick Here

2018 XSEDE Training Schedule

1. August 7, 2018: OpenMP

DateAugust 7, 2018
Time10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
PlaceRoom 100B Media Center Center (CCT)
DescriptionXSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center are pleased to announce a one day OpenMP workshop. This workshop is intended to give C and Fortran programmers a hands-on introduction to OpenMP programming. Attendees will leave with a working knowledge of how to write scalable codes using OpenMP. This event will be presented using the Wide Area Classroom(WAC) training platform. LSU will be one of the satellite sites that offer this training. You need to register with XSEDE account (free) at XSEDE

  • Bring your own laptops

  • 10:00 Welcome
  • 10:15 Computing Environment
  • 10:30 It’s a Multi-core World
  • 11:00 Intro to OpenMP
  • 12:00 Lunch break
  • 1:00 Intro Cont.
  • 3:15 OpenMP 4.0 and Beyond
  • 4:00 Adjourn
Description Class details
RegistrationLSU site from XSEDE

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Virtual Images

For benefit of Training particpants who do not have ready access to a Linux machine, we have created a virtual image of CentOS 6.3. You can use this image in lieu of a LONI or LSU HPC account for some, but not all of our training courses. More details about this image and installation instructions are provided here

Past Tutorials

We offer many tutorial sessions for our HPC users both on campus and through the access grid to LSU partners. Topics covered vary from:

  • Introduction to Linux
  • More Linux
  • LaTeX
  • CVS
  • Subversion
  • MPI
  • OpenMP
  • HPC Environment.

To read descriptions or access PDF's of the slides from past tutorials Past Tutorials.