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ACES: Graphcore IPU Tutorial 03/05/24 - 11:00 AM - 01:30 PM EST

This short course (2.5 hours) introduces researchers to Graphcore Intelligence Processing Units (IPUs) on the ACES cluster, a composable accelerator testbed at Texas A&M High Performance Research Computing. The instructor will demonstrate the execution of models from different frameworks on the IPU system, and participants will gain practical experience in converting TensorFlow and PyTorch code into IPU code through hands-on exercises.

ACES: AlphaFold Protein Structure Prediction 03/05/24 - 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM EST

This short course (2.5 hours) will allow users to work through a hands-on tutorial covering how to run AlphaFold utilizing NVIDIA GPUs on the ACES cluster, a composable accelerator testbed at Texas A&M High Performance Research Computing.

Read more at https://hprc.tamu.edu/training/aces_alphafold.html 

Open OnDemand Community Meeting 03/07/24 - 01:00 PM - 01:30 PM EST

Hosted by the community, tips and tricks webinars share best practices of all things Open OnDemand. They take place on the first Thursday of every month at 1 p.m. ET.  

Recordings of previous events are available.

More information and Zoom coordinates are available on the Open OnDemand Discourse forum.

COMPLECS: Code Migration 03/07/24 - 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM EST

We will cover typical approaches to moving your computations to HPC resources – use of applications/software packages already available on the system through Linux environment modules; compiling code from source with information on compilers, libraries, and optimization flags to use; setting up Python & R environments; use of conda based environments; managing workflows; and use of containerized solutions via Singularity. The session covers general principles, with hands-on activities on SDSC resources.

Open OnDemand on Ookami 03/07/24 - 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM EST

Open OnDemand, an intuitive, innovative, and interactive interface to remote computing resources, is now available on Ookami. Open OnDemand helps computational researchers and students efficiently utilize remote computing resources by making them easy to access from any device. In this webinar we will show you how to use Open OnDemand on Ookami.

ACCESS Pegasus Office Hours 03/08/24 - 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM EST

During office hours you can ask questions about running workflows or bags of tasks on ACCESS resources. These sessions are an excellent opportunity for both new and existing users to learn and engage. You can expect:

ByteBoost Cybertraining Webinar: Presenting ACES 03/08/24 - 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM EST

This webinar in the ByteBoost program https://www.stonybrook.edu/ookami/ByteBoost.php will present  https://hprc.tamu.edu/aces/ , an innovative composable hardware platform that helps accelerate transformative changes in multiple scientific research areas. ACES offers a rich accelerator testbed consisting of five different cutting edge accelerators including NVIDIA and Intel Ponte Vecchio GPUs (Graphics Processing Units) and Graphcore IPUs (Intelligence Processing Units).

RCAC Generative AI Series Part 1: Prompt Engineering 03/08/24 - 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM EST

In this initial RCAC Generative AI Series workshop, attendees will explore the art and science of prompt engineering in the realm of generative AI. This session is designed to provide practical insights into crafting effective prompts to generate more relevant and accurate results. While prior knowledge of deep learning fundamentals will be beneficial, the workshop will offer a broad overview suitable for various participants, from students to faculty.

Open OnDemand Office Hours 03/12/24 - 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM EDT

Hosted by our development team, Zoom open office hours are the perfect opportunity to ask questions or make a suggestion. They are held on the second Tuesday of every month from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. ET.

More information and Zoom coordinates are available on the Open OnDemand Discourse forum.

ACCESS Pegasus Office Hours 03/15/24 - 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM EDT

During office hours you can ask questions about running workflows or bags of tasks on ACCESS resources. These sessions are an excellent opportunity for both new and existing users to learn and engage. You can expect:

RCAC Anvil Open OnDemand 03/15/24 - 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT

RCAC Anvil Open OnDemand is for students, staff, and faculty interested in transitioning from using local computing resources to using the ACCESS Anvil cluster via Open OnDemand. No prerequisite knowledge is required.

Topic Overview:

  • Background on clusters and Open OnDemand
  • Navigating Open OnDemand
  • Launching interactive apps
ACES: Fundamentals of Containers 03/19/24 - 11:00 AM - 01:30 PM EDT

This course introduces concepts of containers and covers common containerization tasks using the Charliecloud and Singularity container engines on the ACES cluster, a composable accelerator testbed at Texas A&M University.

Read more about the course at https://hprc.tamu.edu/training/aces_container_fundamentals.html 

ACES: AI/ML on Intel PVC GPUs 03/19/24 - 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM EDT

This short course (2.5 hours) provides an overview of Intel PVC GPUs, guidance on accessing these GPUs on the ACES computing cluster at Texas A&M High Performance Research Computing, and demonstrations of running AI/ML models with the GPUs using PyTorch and Tensorflow. 

Prerequisites: Current ACCESS ID; basic Linux/Unix skills; basic understanding of machine learning concepts, neural networks, and deep learning; familiarity with deep learning frameworks TensorFlow and/or PyTorch. 

GPUs and the OSPool: Best Practices 03/19/24 - 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT

Hosted by the OSG Facilitation team, this training will cover what you need to consider when transitioning existing GPU-based code from another computing system to the OSPool. We will review important GPU concepts and terminology and how to request GPUs on the OSPool.

3rd Ookami User Group Meeting 03/21/24 - 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM EDT

The purpose of this meeting is to share experiences, learn from each other, get feedback and have a fruitful discussion about A64FX and Ookami. The meeting will take place from 2 - 4 pm EST via Zoom and will feature several 5 to 10 minute talks from users. If you are interested in presenting, please indicate so during in the registration form. Have a look at our previous user group meetings (2022, 2023)

COMPLECS: Batch Computing: Getting Started with Batch Job Scheduling - Slurm Edition 03/21/24 - 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM EDT

High-performance computing (HPC) systems are specialized resources in use and shared by many researchers across all domains of science, engineering, and beyond. In order to distribute these advanced computing resources in an efficient, fair, and organized way, most of the computational workloads run on these systems are executed as batch jobs, which are simply prescripted sets of commands that are executed on a subset of an HPC system’s compute resources for a given amount of time.

ACCESS Pegasus Office Hours 03/22/24 - 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM EDT

During office hours you can ask questions about running workflows or bags of tasks on ACCESS resources. These sessions are an excellent opportunity for both new and existing users to learn and engage. You can expect:

ACES: Introduction to CryoSPARC 03/26/24 - 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM EDT

Introduction to CryoSPARC for Cryo-EM Data Processing in Collaboration with the Laboratory for Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics.

This short course (2.5 hours) will cover aspects of using CryoSPARC on the ACES cluster, a composable accelerator testbed at Texas A&M University, including a hands-on tutorial using example image files.

Read more at https://hprc.tamu.edu/training/aces_cryosparc.html

ACCESS Pegasus Office Hours 03/29/24 - 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM EDT

During office hours you can ask questions about running workflows or bags of tasks on ACCESS resources. These sessions are an excellent opportunity for both new and existing users to learn and engage. You can expect:

RCAC Generative AI Series Part 2: Underlying Architecture and Mechanics 03/29/24 - 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT

Part 2 of the Generative AI workshop series delves deeper into the technical underpinnings of generative AI. This workshop is intended for those who have either attended Part 1 or have a basic understanding of prompt engineering. Participants will gain a high-level understanding of the architecture and mechanics behind generative AI tools.

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