Learn how AI can accelerate HPC simulations by introducing students to concepts of Deep Neural Networks, including data pre-processing, techniques on how to build, compare and improve accuracy of deep learning models. Bootcamp will introduce real-life problems, where participants learn AI concepts following step-by-step instructions and then given an opportunity to improve the taught solution using learned techniques.

This event is open to Navy employees and collaborators only.

Event Format 

The bootcamp will be hosted online in the pacific time zone. All communication will be done through Zoom, Slack and email. 


Basic experience with Python. No GPU programming or AI knowledge is required. 
This event is open to Navy employees and collaborators only and has limited capacity, so please make sure that prerequisites are met before applying. You will be receiving an acceptance email with details on how to participate by November 6, 2020.  


Day 1 (Intro): November 9, 2020

  • Welcome (Moderator): 11:00 AM EDT
  • Connecting to a cluster: 11:15AM - 11:30 AM EDT
  • Introduction to GPU computing: 11:30AM - 12:00PM EDT (Lecture)
  • Introduction to AI: 12:00PM - 1:00PPM EDT (Lecture)
  • CNN Primer and Keras 101: 1:00PM - 2:00PM EDT (Lecture and Lab)

Day 2 (Advanced): November 10, 2020

  • Tropical cycle detection: 11:00AM - 11:30AM EDT (Lab + Challenge)
  • Break 11:30-11:45AM EDT
  • Steady Flow Estimation 11:45AM - 2:15PM (Challenge) 

Compute Resource

Participants will have access to NVIDIA Hackathon cluster with Tesla V100 GPUs. In order to access the GPUs, attendees will need to install the SFT client on their machine which may require admin access. Installation instructions can be found here.

Event Focus

Important Event Dates

  • Applications Close
  • Navy AI Bootcamp Day 1
  • Navy AI Bootcamp Day 2