Research and Data Science

OIT Research Services Wraps Up the Semester with Free Workshops

Data ScienceTo wrap up the spring term, in collaboration with the Center for Research Computing, SMU Libraries, Data Science Institute, the Office of Information Technology’s Research Services Team is offering several workshops for free to the SMU community. Whether it is an introduction to using the University’s high-performance computing systems, embarking on machine learning, or digging into data mining, don’t end the semester without taking advantage of this opportunity.


Introduction to M2

April 6, 2022, 2–4 p.m
FLE110-Hybrid

HPC logoAn introduction to high-performance computing and the resources available through the Center for Research Computing and the Office of Research & Data Science Services at SMU. Information about how to access the systems, run programs on the systems, and brief examples of common tasks will be provided. Additionally, this will include an overview of what high-performance computing is and why it is important.

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Accelerator Libraries and APIs

April 13, 2022, 2–4 p.m
FLE110-Hybrid

An introduction to application accelerator usage through use of libraries and APIs.The workshop will cover at a high-level CUDA-based performance libraries, OpenACC, Kokkos, and SYCL.

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Deep Learning with Python: Part 2

April 8, 2022, 3–6 p.m
FLE110 – Hybrid

Python logoHow do you use coding (Python) for a text mining project? This session will consist of an introduction to Python for text mining. In this session, we will focus on introducing Python basics and the use of Python notebooks, as well as an introduction to high-performance computing (HPC).

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MPI/NCCL/SHMem

April 27, 2022, 2–4 p.m
FLE110 – Hybrid

HPC logoA hands-on demonstration of using multi-node, distributed parallelism on M2. Users will be given an overview of several programming models for utilizing resources across multiple nodes on M2 and tips on increasing performance including asynchronous operations.

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Introduction to M2

May 4, 2022, 2–4 p.m
FLE110-Hybrid

HPC logoAn introduction to high-performance computing and the resources available through the Center for Research Computing and the Office of Research & Data Science Services at SMU. Information about how to access the systems, run programs on the systems, and brief examples of common tasks will be provided. Additionally, this will include an overview of what high-performance computing is and why it is important.

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If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Eric Godat, Ph.D. in Research & Data Science Services at egodat@smu.edu.

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Ian Aberle

Ian Aberle an Adobe Creative Educator and the Senior IT Communications Specialist and Trainer for OIT. Since 1996, he has helped the SMU community use technology and implement digital and web media through managing the SMU STAR Program and now as part of OIT's Customer Service Team. In his free time, Ian enjoys photography and road trips with his family.