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Data Day 2022, October 26-27

October 26, 2022


NERSC is rebooting its data-centric training, Data Day, as a hybrid two-day event on October 26-27, 2022.  Join us for talks, tutorials, and hands on hacking designed to get you up and running with the latest and greatest data-focused tools for scientific computing on Perlmutter.

This event is geared towards HPC users of all experience levels, but will focus on intermediate and advanced topics which will help data workloads run performantly at scale on Perlmutter.  First time HPC users may want to attend or review our recent New User Training before attending Data Day.  We strongly encourage attendance from Graduate Students, Postdocs and others who have an active role in development.  With the announcement of Cori's approaching retirement in January 2023, users migrating their data applications from Cori to Perlmutter are also highly encouraged to join. 

Morning sessions will include advanced tutorials on topics such as python, containers, workflow tools, data transfer  and more, as well as lightning talks from users on the latest data applications at NERSC.  All participants are encouraged to submit a brief lightning talk!  Participants will have access to NERSC experts and the opportunity to implement tools in their workloads in afternoon hacking sessions.


The tentative agenda is below:

Date Start Time (PDT) Topic
Oct 26 9:00 AM Introduction to Data Day
  9:30 AM User Lightning Talks
  10:45 AM Break
  11:00 AM Storage and IO
  11:30 AM Containers-as-a-Service: Spin
  12:00 PM Lunch
  1:00 PM Data Sharing
  1:30 PM Workflows: Pegasus Workflow Manager
  2:00 PM Superfacility API
  2:30 PM Hacking session
  4:30 PM End
Oct 27 9:00 AM User Lightning Talks
  10:15 AM Break
  10:30 AM Containers for HPC: Shifter and Podman
  11:00 AM Scaling Python Applications
  11:30 AM Julia
  12:00 PM Lunch
  1:00 PM Data Visualization: Altair Demo
  1:30 PM Machine Learning
  2:00 PM Python on GPUs: JAX
  2:30 PM Hacking session
  4:30 PM End


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