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Friday May 26, 2017 - 22:30

SciNet is a high-performance computing consortium of the University of Toronto and associated research hospitals, serving the computational needs of Canadian academic researchers. It is one of six such consortia in the Compute Canada family.

This website contains the online content of SciNet's training and education program. It contains lecture videos, slides, links, forums and other electronic material, all publicly available. The materials are organized by course; the list of recent courses can be browsed below.

SciNet users and students can furthermore login to submit assignments and track their progress towards SciNet's Scientific Computing Certificate, Data Science Certificate, and High Performance Certificate.

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DAT211 Introduction to Neural Network Programming

Introduction to Neural Network Programming

This workshop will introduce neural network programming concepts, theory and techniques. The level of the material will be introductory, intended for those with no experience with neural networks. The programming language will be Python 2.7; experi...
39 enrolled - 300 minutes 
Data Science 2017-05-30
SCMP231 Relational Database Basics (June 2017)

Relational Database Basics

Principles and uses of relational databases with practical examples using python and sqlite.
22 enrolled - 420 minutes 
Data Science 2017-06-21
HPC160 Ontario Summer School - Central (July 2017)

Ontario Summer School - Central

A week-long, three-stream intensive workshop on high performance computing, parallel programming, visualization and data science. Up to 30 credits towards SciNet certificates
- 6180 minutes 
High Performance Computing 2017-07-24
HPC162 Advanced Parallel Scientific Computing (Sept. 2017)

Advanced Parallel Scientific Computing

Explore use advanced examples of parallel computing in scientific research.
7 enrolled - 60 minutes 
High Performance Computing (university credit) 2017-09-12
SciNet User Group Meeting (Sept. 2017)

SciNet User Group Meeting

Pizza, user discussion, and a tech talk:
ChIP-Seq analysis of the Interactive Bromodomain 1 protein (Ibd1) in Tetrahymena thermophila, by PhD student Alejandro Saettone (Ryerson University)
1 enrolled - 60 minutes 
SNUG 2017-09-13

Archived Courses and Events

DAT123 Storage and I/O in Large Scale Scientific Projects (May 2017)

Storage and I/O in Large Scale Scientific Projects

Learn how to pinpoint and alleviate bottlenecks in large data-driven research projects. Techniques such as tar, compression, ramdisk, and file format options will be covered.
Attended: 5 - 420 minutes 
Data Science 2017-05-17
SciNet User Group Meeting (May 2017)

SciNet User Group Meeting

Discussion about Niagara and new systems.
Attended: 20 - 60 minutes 
SNUG 2017-05-10
HPC105 Intro to SciNet (May. 2017)

Intro to SciNet

In about 60 to 90 minutes, you will learn how to use the SciNet systems. Experienced users may still pick up some valuable pointers.
Attended: 16 - 90 minutes 
High Performance Computing 2017-05-10
Introduction to R (@CBP2017)

Introduction to R

This workshop is part of the 2017 Chemical BioPhysics Symposium. A basic introduction to the R programming language will be covered. Participants willing to follow along examples presented, should bring a laptop with R or Rstudio installed.
Attended: 6 - 180 minutes 
External 2017-05-05

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