Train your Large Language Model

Recording of the webinar:

Customised AI: Train your own Large Language Model

9 October 2023, 15:00-16:30 CEST

Organised by EuroCC Austria and VSC Research Center (TU Wien)
Language: English
Location: Online (Zoom)
Price: free
Registration: closed

This webinar serves to demystify the current trend on large language models (LLMs) and to point out challenges and chances of creating a solution tailored to your needs. We will demonstrate how to fine-tune an LLM and offer an opportunity for developers and researchers to access European supercomputers to train their models free of charge.



15:00     Welcome
  Eva Gergely
Project manager and team lead at Vienna University Computer Center, dept. IT-Support for Research (Vienna, Austria)

15:05 About Large Language Models (LLMs)

Simeon Harrison
Trainer for HPC/HPDA/AI at EuroCC Austria and VSC Research Center, TU Wien
(Vienna, Austria)


  • What are Large Language Models (LLMs) and what are the typical use cases?
  • Fine-tuning a pretrained model with own data
  • Examples of open-source pretrained models
  • LLMs as part of even larger ML models
  • Risks of using existing LLM models
15:20   Trustworthy AI – EU compliance

Dr. Sabine T. Koeszegi
Professor for Labor Science and Organization at the TU Wien, Member of the Advisory Board on Ethics in Artificial Intelligence of the UNESCO Commission Austria
(Vienna, Austria)


  • Ethics guidelines on trustworthy AI of the European Commission
  • Cornerstones of the European Draft Regulation
  • Assessment tool ALTAI and IEEE standard 7000 on value-based design
15:35 Customising LLMs to non-English languages

Bryan Cardenas Guevara
High-Performance Machine Learning Consultant at SURF
(Utrecht, the Netherlands)


  • The challenges of training an LLM for the Dutch language
  • How the team dealt with a lack of compute power and a lack of data
  • Why it's important to train LLMs in non-English languages and the role of the Dutch model in the Netherlands
15:50 GPUs for your LLMs: train your model on a supercomputer 

Simeon Harrison

  • EuroCC helps you get access to supercomputers to train your models
  • Introducing Vienna Scientific Cluster (VSC), Austria's flagship supercomputer
  • Freely available compute power in Europe
  • Supercomputing Accelerator – one-stop HPC support for startups and SMEs
16:00 How to fine-tune an LLM – short demo

Dr. Soner Steiner
HPC expert at EuroCC Austria and VSC Research Center, TU Wien
(Vienna, Austria)

Link to GitHub

  • How to use the VSC-5 cluster for training/fine-tuning
16:25 Q&A + open end


Target audience

Webinar for academia, industry, public administration, escpecially developers and researchers interested in AI applications and legal aspects of using LLMs.

Webinar format

This webinar will be delivered as a LIVE ONLINE WEBINAR (using Zoom).

Upon joining, the participants will be automatically muted and their cameras switched off. However, we would be happy to hear your thoughts and questions during or after the presentations.

Prices and eligibility

This webinar is offered free of charge for participants from industry, academia and public administration from the Member States (MS) of the European Union (EU) and Associated/Other Countries to the Horizon 2020 programme.


Register here (registration closed)

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EuroCC Austria – National Competence Centre for Supercomputing, Big Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence – helps businesses, academia and the public sector to adopt and leverage advanced computing technologies. It is coordinated by Advanced Computing Austria (ACA) with the University of Vienna, TU Wien and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), in close cooperation with business incubator INiTS.  

VSC Research Center (TU Wien) is a collaboration of Austrian universities that provides supercomputing resources and support to scientists and researchers.