Course: Using R in an HPC environment (25-26 February 2021)

  • Posted on: 12 January 2021
  • By: bbrydsoe

Course: Using R in an HPC environment (25-26 February 2021)

There is interest among R users to get started in High Performance Computing (HPC) as they need more CPU power, memory or both. Because most of the Machine Learning (ML) models in R are computationally demanding, they are a good starting point to introduce HPC concepts. In the present course, you will learn how to improve your code so that it could run more efficiently on a Desktop and also in an HPC environment. As realistic ML models are computationally expensive when running on a Desktop, we will also teach you how to run these models on Kebnekaise, a HPC cluster at our center. The focus of the course will not be about ML though.

This course will be two half-days. It will have lectures interspersed with some hands-on sessions where you get to try out what you have just learned.

NOTE: The course will be online!

Date: 2021-02-(25-26)
Time: 8:00-12:00 (Thursday), 09:00-12:00 (Friday)
Location: ONLINE. Zoom: connection information will be sent to participants before the course
Instructor: Pedro Ojeda-May
Helpers: Mirko Myllykoski, Birgitte Brydsö
Deadline for registration: 2021-02-18

Go to the course website for more information and registration: https://www.hpc2n.umu.se/events/courses/r-in-hpc-spring-2021

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