This online event, hosted by the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) in partnership with Nvidia, will consist of a 2-day Bootcamp designed to teach researchers fundamental concepts and practices in deep learning, and how to effectively apply them to scientific problems. Participants will learn how to implement the primary components of deep learning workflows, including hands-on exercises training and evaluating custom deep learning models on scientific datasets. The event will use compute resources from Perlmutter, NERSC’s new cutting-edge HPC system which ranks among the top supercomputers in the world for AI. No prior experience with AI or machine learning is required. This event has limited capacity, so active NERSC users will be prioritized during the registration process.
This 2-day Bootcamp will be hosted online in the Pacific Time (PT) zone on October 19th and 20th. All communication will be done through Zoom, Slack and email.
Basic experience with Python. No GPU programming or AI knowledge is required. This event has limited capacity, so please make sure that prerequisites are met before applying.
GPU Compute Resources
Attendees will be given access to GPU compute resources on Perlmutter, NERSC’s new cutting-edge HPC system, for the duration of the Bootcamp. This event has limited capacity, so active NERSC users will be prioritized during the registration process.
Day 1 (Intro): October 19, 2021 (All times are PT)
- 09:00 AM - 09:15 AM: Welcome & How to Connect to Perlmutter
- 09:15 AM - 09:45 AM: AI for Science at NERSC
- 09:45 AM - 10:45 AM: Introduction to AI (Lecture)
- 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM: Break
- 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: CNN Primer and Keras 101 (Lecture and Lab)
Day 2 (Advanced): October 20, 2021 (All times are PT)
- 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Tropical Cycle Detection (Lab + Challenge)
- 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM: Break
- 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM: Steady Flow Estimation (Challenge)
Important Event Dates
NERSC AI for Science Bootcamp Application Deadline
NERSC AI for Science Bootcamp Day 1
NERSC AI for Science Bootcamp Day 2