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ALCF Graphcore AI Training Workshop July 25 & 26, 2023

July 25, 2023


This workshop is 3 of 3 AI accelerator trainings on ALCF’s AI Testbed, and is open to NERSC users. 


This training workshop will introduce users to the novel AI accelerators deployed at the ALCF AI Testbed. This workshop is targeted at universities, national labs, and industries working on open science.

This training session will introduce users to the Graphcore Bow Pod system architecture and software stack. It will provide hands-on training to get started on the Bow Pod64 in the ALCF AI testbed. The event will be virtual and the sessions will be recorded and made available. 

Day 1 will focus on Bow Pod64 hardware and software architecture, Poplar and PopART; running models on Pod64 at ALCF AI Testbed.

Day 2 will focus on a deep dive into graph neural networks, large language models, profiling with PopVision, a hands-on session, and best practices. 

Date and Time:  11:30 am - 2:30 pm Pacific, Tue-Wed, July 25 & 26, 2023

The format of this event will be online only.  Agenda TBA.


Registration is required for remote participation.  Please find more information and register at the ALCF event page.