Data Science Seminar: High-Performance Computing: Big Is Beautiful

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High-Performance Computing (HPC) is the application of "supercomputers" to computational problems that are either too large for standard computers or would take too long to solve. HPC is a pervasive tool for both academia and industry. “Today, to Out-Compute is to Out-Compete” best describes the role of HPC.

This seminar brings together HPC users, administrators and visionaries. Researchers will talk about their experiences with using HPC in their daily work. In addition, the administrator of Tartu HPC center will introduce the backstage of managing large amounts of data. For a dessert, we will take a closer look at the new supercomputer LUMI, which will launch in 2021, to take computing performance to a new unprecedented level.

📍0:00 Introduction by Ülar Allas (UniTartu, High Performance Computing Centre)
📍3:40 Ott Oopkaup (UniTartu, High Performance Computing Center): "High performance computing: A look into how large-scale data storage and processing is done"
📍31:43 Reedik Mägi (UniTartu, Estonian Genome Centre): "Computational challenges in genomics: association studies, genetic risk scores and AI"
📍56:19 Kaur Alasoo (UniTartu, Institute of Computer Science): "Automating the processing of terabyte-scale data with software containers and workflow engines"
📍1:18:30 Velle Toll (UniTartu, Institute of Physics): "HPC for weather, climate and Earth system prediction"
📍1:42:00 Pekka Manninen (LUMI supercomputing facility): "LUMI: the European flagship supercomputer of the North"

Information about upcoming seminars and recordings from previous seminars are available here:

Data Science Seminars are supported by the European Social Fund and University of Tartu ASTRA project PER ASPERA Doctoral School of Information and Communication Technologies.