Welcome to the ENCCS/NVIDIA “AI for Science” Bootcamp! This online event will take place during two half-days on March 8-9 2021 and is designed to teach researchers how AI can accelerate HPC simulations by introducing the concepts of Deep Neural Networks, including data pre-processing, and techniques on how to build, compare and improve accuracy of deep learning models. The bootcamp will introduce real-world problems, where participants learn AI concepts with step-by-step instructions using learned techniques.
ENCCS strives to develop competence, knowledge and support in Sweden to enable academic and industrial researchers to take advantage of both forthcoming (pre-)exascale EuroHPC resources as well as modern artificial intelligence and high-performance data analytics (AI/HPDA) methodologies. A key part of this mission is to deliver training events for researchers and developers in areas of HPC, AI and HPDA which are crucial for current and emerging research challenges. Like other ENCCS events, this bootcamp is free and open to participants from both academia and industry. If your research involves big datasets or if you have research or engineering projects that you think could benefit from AI methods, then this bootcamp is for you!

Event Format 

The bootcamp will be hosted online in the Central European Time (CET) 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 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.


Day 1 (Intro): March 8, 2021

  • Welcome (Moderator): 9:00 AM CET
  • Connecting to a cluster: 9:15 AM - 9:30 AM CET
  • Introduction to GPU computing: 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM CET (Lecture)
  • Introduction to AI: 10:00AM - 11:00 AM CET (Lecture)
  • CNN Primer and Keras 101: 11:00 AM - 12:00PM CET (Lecture and Lab)

Day 2 (Advanced): March 9, 2021

  • Tropical cycle detection: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM CET (Lab + Challenge)
  • Break 10:30-10:45 AM CET
  • Steady Flow Estimation 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM (Challenge) 

Compute Resources

Teams attending the event will be given access to a GPU cluster for the duration of the hackathon.

Event Focus

Important Event Dates

  • NVIDIA/ENCCS AI for Science Bootcamp Application Deadline
  • NVIDIA/ENCCS AI for Science Bootcamp Day 1
  • NVIDIA/ENCCS AI for Science Bootcamp Day 2