EuroCC AI for Science Bootcamp

Online Bootcamp: EuroCC AI for Science Bootcamp

17 - 18 April 2023, 13:30 - 17:00 CET

Training event for academia and industry
Co-organised by the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS), Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ), Vienna Scientific Cluster (VSC), OpenACC organization, and NVIDIA for EuroCC Austria and EuroCC@GCS, the Austrian and German National Competence Centres for High-Performance Computing.
Language: English
Location: Zoom
Price: free

During this online bootcamp, participants will learn how to apply AI tools, techniques, and algorithms to real-life problems. Participants will be introduced to the critical concepts of deep neural networks, how to build deep learning models, and how to measure and improve the accuracy of your models. Participants will also learn essential data pre-processing techniques to ensure a robust machine-learning pipeline. This online bootcamp is a hands-on learning experience where instructors/teaching assistants guide you.

Agenda (subject to change)

17 April 2023 (Day 1) Intro:

11:30 - 12:30   Cluster Dry Run
13:30 - 13:45   Welcome (Moderator)
13:45 - 14:30   Introduction to GPU computing (Lecture)
14:30 - 15:30   Introduction to AI (Lecture)
15:30 - 17:00   CNN Primer and Keras (hands-on lab)

18 April 2023 (Day 2) Advanced:

13:30 - 15:00   Tropical cycle detection (Lab + Challenge)
15:00 - 15:15   Break
15:15 - 16:45   Tropical cycle detection (Continued)
16:45 - 17:00   Wrap up and QA

Course format

This 2-day Bootcamp will be hosted online in the Central European Summer Time (CEST) zone. All communication will be done through Zoom, Slack, and email. 


Basic experience with Python.

No GPU Programming or AI knowledge is required.

Hands-on labs

Attendees will be given access to a GPU cluster for the duration of the Bootcamp.


Event Moderator: Troy Crutcher (NVIDIA)

Instructor: Miguel Martinez (NVIDIA)

Teaching assistants will be from the HPC centres: HLRS, JSC, LRZ, VSC.
Layal Ali (HLRS)
Tobias Haas (HLRS)
Khatuna Kakhiani (HLRS)
Fritz Niesel (JSC)
Florent Dufour (LRZ)
Navdar Karabulut (LRZ)
Maja Piskac (LRZ)
Naweiluo Zhou (LRZ)
Simeon Harrison (VSC/TUW)
Soner Steiner (VSC/TUW)
Ivan Vialov (VSC/TUW)
Siegfried Höfinger (VSC/TUW)
Claudia Blaas-Schenner (VSC/TUW)

Prices and eligibility

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


Registration for this course is closed (fully booked).

The final participants will be selected and informed after the registration deadline has passed.

The application deadline is March 28, 2023.

Legal notices

This course is offered in cooperation by LRZ, HLRS, JSC, VSC, and NVIDIA. Registration is done via hosted by Your registration data will be transferred to these partners. For legal notes see Privacy Policy.

Course material

The course material will be available at course start.

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Course organiser / contact:

Simeon Harrison and Claudia Blaas-Schenner


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