Data Science Workshops: Open for All

Spring Data Science Workshops Are Open to All

OIT's Data Science iconThe Spring 2024 O’Donnell Data Science and Research Computing Institute (ODSRCI) and OIT Research and Data Science Services (RDSS) workshop series provides a hands-on experience that will guide those of the SMU campus community in the basics of using SMU’s supercomputing resources to take advantage of AI workflows, learn the fundamentals of deep learning, start programming in Python, and more. The topics cover information useful for users to quickly begin to use the advanced compute capabilities provided by SMU’s High-Performance Computing (HPC) clusters, the NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD and M3.

Those interested need to register for the workshops in advance via

ODSRCI Workshop Series

Date Time Workshop Topic Location
2/15 10 a.m.
–1 p.m.
NVIDIA DLI: Fundamentals of Deep Learning FLE 109
2/29 10 a.m.
–1 p.m.
NVIDIA DLI: Fundamentals of Accelerated Data Science with RAPIDS FLE 109
3/5 1 p.m.
–3 p.m.
Parallel Programming in C++ Zoom
3/21 10 a.m.
–12 p.m.
Adapting AI Workflows FLE 109
3/28 10 a.m.
–12 p.m.
Generative AI & Stable Diffusion on M3 FLE 109
4/15 10 a.m.
–11:30 a.m.
Digital Twins and Tools to Construct Them FLE 109
N/A On-Demand Submitting HPC Jobs More Efficiently using SLURM HPC Docs

OIT RDSS Workshop Series

Date Time Workshop Topic Location
2/8 10 a.m.
–1 p.m.
Introduction to Programming in Python FLE 109
2/14 3 p.m.
–5 p.m.
Introduction to GitHub FLE 323
2/14 11 a.m.
–1 p.m.
A Date with K8s: Kubernetes for Research Use Cases Zoom
3/7 10 a.m.
–12 p.m.
Introduction to Linux FLE 109
4/2 1 p.m.
–3 p.m.
Containerizing All the Things: Using Containers for Research Zoom
4/11 10 a.m.
–12 p.m.
Effective Visualization of Data in R FLE 109

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the SMU HPC Support Team at

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