2024 ODSRCI Workshops


2/15 - NVIDIA DLI: Fundamental of Deep Learning | 10:00 - 1:00 p.m. | FLE109

In this workshop, you’ll learn how deep learning works through hands-on exercises in computer vision and natural language processing. You’ll train deep learning models from scratch, learning tools and tricks to achieve highly accurate results. You’ll also learn to leverage freely available, state-of-the-art pre-trained models to save time and get your deep learning application up and running quickly. More information here. Register Here: https://libcal.smu.edu/event/11949197 

2/29 - NVIDIA DLI: Fundamentals of Accelerated Data Science with RAPIDS  | 10:00 - 1:00 p.m. | FLE109

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to build and execute end-to-end GPU-accelerated data science workflows that enable you to quickly explore, iterate, and get your work into production. Using the RAPIDS™-accelerated data science libraries, you’ll apply a wide variety of GPU-accelerated machine learning algorithms, including XGBoost, cuGRAPH’s single-source shortest path, and cuML’s KNN, DBSCAN, and logistic regression to perform data analysis at scale. More information here. Register Here: https://libcal.smu.edu/event/11949198


3/5 - Parallel Programming in C++ | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. | Zoom 

The HPC Parallel Programming in C++ workshop will introduce HPC users to parallelization using C++ Standard Parallelism on both CPUs and GPUs and to MPI using MPL. Register Here: https://libcal.smu.edu/event/11995316  

3/21 – Adapting AI Workflows | 10:00 - Noon | FLE109

As you've already experienced the NVIDIA DLI materials, you're familiar with the foundations of AI and deep learning. Now, it's time to take those principles to the next level by immersing yourself in the realm of SMU’s latest HPC: the NVIDIA SuperPOD. In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn to leverage SuperPOD's immense processing muscle with hundreds of GPUs to accelerate training times, explore deeper architectures, and tackle larger datasets. We'll guide you through optimizing your AI workflows for the SuperPOD environment, allowing you to experiment with cutting-edge techniques and push the boundaries of your projects. Register Here: https://libcal.smu.edu/event/11964711


3/28 – Generative AI and Stable Diffusion on M3  | 10:00 - Noon | FLE109

This workshop shows you how to install Stable Diffusion WebUI onto their Virtual Machine in SMU HPC ManeFrame 3. Students now can harness the power of NVIDIA GPU Volta V100 to quickly generate their synthetic images via the famous Stable Diffusion model interface Automatic1111 and ComfyUI. Register Here: https://libcal.smu.edu/event/11964748

OnDemand - Submitting HPC Jobs More Efficiently using SLURM

Learn how the SLURM job scheduler works on SMU's HPC systems and tips for submitting better jobs. Email jlagrone@smu.edu for recording. 


4/15 - Digital Twins and the Tools to Construct Them  | 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. | FLE109

This training will introduce Digital Twins (DT), valuable tools in research that enable cost-saving "virtual experiments".  You will learn how DTs are being used in healthcare, advanced manufacturing, and other complex systems design. An overview of commercial tools as well as research prototypes available to construct DTs will be discussed. Register Here: https://libcal.smu.edu/event/11995726