Dates: May 1-2, 2018, 10am-4pm
Location: Room 405D in the Evans library Annex (https://goo.gl/maps/Te1t6YurYyQ2)

The NSF supercomputing support organization XSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) are pleased to announce a two day Big Data workshop, to be held May 1-2, 2018.

This workshop will focus on topics such as Hadoop, Spark, and Tensorflow, and will be presented using the XSEDE Wide Area Classroom (WAC) training platform. Training accounts on XSEDE/PSC machines will be provided for registered participants. You will be able to apply this information to both XSEDE and HPRC clusters (with some local variations).

This workshop will be broadcast to the Texas A&M University College Station campus in room 405D in the Evans library Annex. Participants will be able to interact with the XSEDE presenters at PSC through video conferencing. Bring your own laptop in order to participate fully.

Register for this workshop at http://portal.xsede.org:

  1. Get an XSEDE portal account if you do not have one already (it's free): Click the "Create Account" button on the left under "Get started with XSEDE"
  2. Log in and click on "TRAINING --> Course Calendar" in the top menu bar
  3. Scroll down to "XSEDE HPC Monthly Workshop - May 1-2, 2018 - Big Data (Texas A&M University)"
  4. Click "REGISTER" and complete the form. Most of the data will be drawn from the profile you create when getting your portal account.
  5. Put it on your calendar!

Please address any questions to Tom Maiden at tmaiden@psc.edu, or Rick McMullen at mcmullen@tamu.edu


NOTE: Local College Station Times

Tuesday, May 1

Time Topic
10:25Intro to Big Data
11:30Intro to Spark
12:00Lunch break
1:00 More Spark
2:30 Spark Exercises
3:30 More Spark
4:00 Adjourn

Wednesday, May 2

Time Topic
10:00Machine Learning: Recommender System with Spark
12:00Lunch break
1:00 Deep Learning with Tensorflow
3:30 Bridges: A Big Data Platform
4:00 Adjourn

Registration - Register via the XSEDE Portal at http://portal.xsede.org. You will need a portal account in order to log in if you don't already have one. (It's free.)

Questions - Please address any questions to Tom Maiden at tmaiden@psc.edu, or Rick McMullen at mcmullen@tamu.edu