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Introduction to High-Performance Computing in Azure

Giovanni Marchetti, Principal Software Engineer at Microsoft is coming at Co.Station! Take a chance to discover the variety of offering high-performance computing problems on Microsoft Azure! 🚀

If yes, join us on April 4th 📍at Co.Station Brussels!

Place Sainte-Gudule 5, 1000 Brussels
02 318 83 54 |  brussels@co-station.com

DR IAN MCDONALD PRESENTS AZURE

Azure Cognitive Services

What is Azure Cognitive Services? ∙ Can you tell me about the other services available? ∙ Which is your favorite service? ∙ How easy is it to get going with Azure Cognitive Services? ∙ Does this all have to be done using the cloud? ∙ How can I find out more?

Containers

So, what is a container? ∙ What is the big benefit of using containers? ∙ How do I use containers on Azure? ∙ How can I find out more?

Machine Learning

So, what is Machine Learning? ∙ Don’t I have to use Microsoft Software? ∙ Isn’t it a bit of a hassle to look after all the data and track my models? ∙ Once I’ve built my model, how do I actually use it? ∙ How can I find out more?

Serverless Computing

So tell me what Severless is all about? ∙ Do I have to use a Microsoft language? ∙ Will this cost me quite a bit? ∙ How can I find out more?

INTRODUCTION TO HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING IN AZURE

Join Microsoft for Azure Team on April 4th at Co.Station Brussels between 08:30 hrs and 17:00 hrs for an introduction to high-performance computing in Azure. 

📌 08:30 – 09:00: Arrive and refreshments

📌 09:00 – 09:30: Introduction to “Big Compute”, i.e. HPC on Azure

📌 09:30 – 10:00: CycleCloud or automating cluster operations in Azure

📌 10:00 – 10:15: Break

📌 10:15 – 11:00: Lab – Deploy a “hybrid” cluster with Cycle tools

📌 11:00 – 12:00: Lab – Create a custom application template for a Cycle cluster

📌 12:00 – 12:45: Lunch Break

📌 12:45 – 13:30: Azure Batch, or HPC as a service

📌 13:30 – 14:30: Lab – Instrument your application or create your scripts to use Batch

📌 14:30 – 14:45: Break

📌 14:45 – 15:30: Machine Learning on Batch

📌 15:30 – 16:15: Lab – Parallel processing in R with Microsoft ML Server

📌 16:15 – 17:00: Lab – ML model training, scoring and optimization in Python with Azure ML

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WORKSHOP PRESENTER

Co.Station Events | Microsoft for Startups is coming to Co.Station with Giovanni Marchetti

Giovanni Marchetti, Principal Software Engineer at Microsoft, has been in IT for over 20 years, in roles ranging from consultant to software engineer and architect. He focuses on artificial intelligence and high-performance computing.

He works with Microsoft partners and customers to solve real-world problems in those areas.

He contributes back to the community of practitioners by presenting at workshops around the world

MEET GIOVANNI MARCHETTI

OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAM

Overview of the Session

The course will illustrate the variety of offering for high-performance computing problems on Microsoft Azure, covering both infrastructure and platform services for a variety of use cases

Format

The course consists in brief lectures followed by guided hands-on labs

Who Should Attend this Session?

People who manage or use high-performance computing clusters will learn how to scale their workloads on the Microsoft cloud

Level

This is a 300-level course. Familiarity with Python and shell scripting is required. Slides and code samples will be provided to illustrate the main concepts

Required on the day

Attendees will need their laptops and an Azure subscription. A free subscription can be obtained from here https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/

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LOCATION

Co.Station Village | Co.Station Brussels

How to get to Co.Station Brussels

By metro? Take the metro to Gare Centrale Railway Station. As you exit the metro, walk 3 minutes and you’ll look right into our offices!

By car? There is plenty of street parking and several parking facilities within walking distance.

By bus? Take the bus to Gare Centrale. As you get off the bus, walk 3 minutes and here it is!