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San Diego Supercomputer Center to Offer Two Summer Institutes This Year

Published April 7, 2022

SDSC Summer Institute.  Credit: SDSC External Relations

By Kimberly Mann Bruch, SDSC External Relations

The San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego has planned summer institutes for June and August. One of the programs focuses on cyberinfrastructure-enabled machine learning and the other is focused on high-performance computing (HPC) and data science. Application deadlines are April 15 and May 13, respectively.

The Cyberinfrastructure-Enabled Machine Learning (CIML) Summer Institute will be held June 27-29 (with a preparatory session on June 22). The institute will introduce machine learning (ML) researchers, developers and educators to the techniques and methods needed to migrate their ML applications from smaller, locally run resources (such as laptops and workstations) to high-performance computing (HPC) systems (e.g., SDSC’s Expanse supercomputer). The CIML application deadline is Friday, April 15. This program will be held virtually.

The HPC and Data Science Summer Institute is a week-long workshop focused on a broad spectrum of introductory-to-intermediate topics in HPC and data science. The program is aimed at researchers in academia and industry who traditionally have not engaged in supercomputing and who have problems that typically cannot be solved using local computing resources. The HPC and Data Science Summer Institute will be held on Aug. 1-5 (with a preparatory session on July 27). The deadline for applications is Friday, May 13. This event will be held in-person.

“Between the two institutes, in 2021, more than 20 SDSC staff and collaborators worked with over 100 researchers and graduate students to increase their expertise and experience with using HPC and cyberinfrastructure resources and services to accelerate their research models,” said Mary Thomas, a computational scientist at SDSC who leads education, outreach and training on HPC systems. “We are especially excited to have the HPC and Data Science Summer Institute back to an in-person venue and welcome everyone to SDSC.”

About San Diego Supercomputer Center

SDSC, located at UC San Diego, is considered a leader in data-intensive computing and cyberinfrastructure, providing resources, services and expertise to the national research community, including industry and academia. Cyberinfrastructure refers to an accessible, integrated network of computer-based resources and expertise, focused on accelerating scientific inquiry and discovery. SDSC supports hundreds of multidisciplinary programs spanning a wide variety of domains, from earth sciences and biology to astrophysics, bioinformatics and health IT.