CSC-HiDATA Seminar for Data Scientists

The Helsinki Centre for Data Science (HiDATA) is launching a new seminar series with CSC for data scientists.

The Helsinki Centre for Data Science (HiDATA) is launching a new seminar series with CSC for data scientists. The first seminar will be held on Wednesday 7 November 2018  starting at 9:00 in Think Corner (Yliopistonkatu 4) and the event will focus on giving an overview of CSC services for data scientists. This will be followed by two seminars in Spring 2019 pertaining to deep learning and GPU computing. 

CSC Overview: Compute and Storage Services for Data Scientists

Atte Sillanpää, Shubham Kapoor + other specialists from CSC

The CSC computing environment offers Sisu and Taito supercomputers (with a large selection of scientific software preinstalled in the environment), cPouta IaaS cloud services for everyday research usecases & ePouta IaaS cloud service for sensitive data processing use cases. CSC's computing environments are complemented with GPUs capacity & local SSDs providing leverage for intensive data processing workloads. In this workshop we explain how to use CSC's computing environments and its PetaByte scaled storage environments (parallel file system, node local discs, tape archive, object storage, SSD, burst buffers, etc.). The presentation will also feature getting access and account management, logging into CSC's supercomputing environment (ssh, NoMachine), using the module system (initialising applications), interactive usage, submitting and monitoring batch jobs, estimating batch job requirements, programming environment for compiling your own applications, setting up virtual resources in CSC's cloud environment, building up your application stack in cloud environments etc. The event contains presentations and demos and naturally the possibility to ask questions.

HiDATA is a world-class hub of Data Science in Helsinki and it builds on the pioneering scientific results of the community and paves way for new breakthrough results across disciplines. HiDATA is a joint hub of the two participating universities the University of Helsinki and Aalto University and it is supported by the Academy of Finland.

CSC is a Finnish center of expertise in ICT that provides ICT expert services at an internationally high level of quality for research, education, culture, public administration and enterprises, to help them thrive and benefit society at large.

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