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Sala d'actes de la FiB :
9 Apr 2019 - 11:00
To download the presentation, please click here. Abstract: Cancer is a global health issue with a mortality rate that is expected to rise by about 70% over the next 2 decades (World Health Organization). Despite the significant breakthroughs in its understanding, prevention, and treatment, cancer’s complexity slows the quest for its cure. The advent of high-throughput technologies has provided the possibility to gather a comprehensive molecular picture of this disease by allowing the detailed characterization of thousands of tumors at multiple molecular levels (“multi-omics”). The current main challenge is to translate this wealth of information into actionable knowledge about the pathogenesis of this disease. In this talk I will give three examples of how the...
Laura Cantini, CNRS Research Scientist (Chargé de Recherches) at IBENS.
The course will take place in the UPC Campus Nord premises. Vertex Building, Room VS208 :
8 Apr 2019 - 09:00 to 11 Apr 2019 - 18:00
This course will provide very good introduction to the PUMPS Summer School run jointly with NVIDIA also  at Campus Nord, Barcelona. For further information visit the school website  as this school has attendee selection process. You may also be interested in our Introduction to OpenACC course. The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge and hands-on experience in developing applications software for processors with massively parallel computing resources. In general, we refer to a processor as massively parallel if it has the ability to complete more than 64 arithmetic operations per clock cycle. Many commercial offerings from NVIDIA, AMD, and Intel already offer such levels of concurrency. Effectively programming these processors will...
The course will take place in Barcelona Supercomputing Center, within the UPC Campus Nord premises. Vertex Building VS208 :
4 Apr 2019 - 09:00 to 5 Apr 2019 - 17:00
This is an expansion of the topic "OpenACC and other approaches to GPU computing" covered on last years editions of the Introduction to CUDA Programming.  This course is delivered by the GPU Center of Excellence (GCOE) awarded by NVIDIA to the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) in association with Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC). It will provide very good introduction to the PUMPS Summer School run jointly with NVIDIA -  also  at Campus Nord, Barcelona. For further information visit the school website. As an NVIDIA GPU Center of Excellence, BSC and UPC are deeply involved in research and outreach activities around GPU Computing. OpenACC is a high-level, directive-based programming model for GPU computing. It is a very convenient language to...
Sala d'actes de la FiB :
2 Apr 2019 - 11:00
To download the presentation, please click here. Abstract: Agent-based simulation is a useful tool for exploring the design of social policy, since it approaches the modelling problem from the bottom up, focussing on individual behaviour. Agents are assumed to have goals that policies either facilitate or frustrate, leading to individual compliance or non-compliance and having implications for the overheads of monitoring. The policy designer needs to be able to investigate the effects of different policies, both in isolation and in conjunction with others across a variety of population distributions. From an engineering point of view, this can be achieved by means of explicit, referenceable policy models that observe and interpret agent actions against policy norms, both for...
Julian Padget is a Reader in AI in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bath.
Sala d'actes de la FiB (Campus Nord) :
26 Mar 2019 - 11:00
To download the presentation, please click here Abstract: During evolution genes are continuously gained and lost, contributing to the adaptation of the organism to a changing environment. The best understood mechanism for the birth of new genes is the duplication and modification of already existing genes. However, in recent years, evidence has been gathered that some genes are born de novo from previously non-coding genomic sequences. The proteins encoded by de novo genes bear no resemblance to other proteins and thus represent radical innovations. Over the past 10 years we have investigated the mechanisms underlying de novo gene birth, including the emergence of novel transcripts, the translation of small ORFs and the functions of recently originated proteins. Whereas some of...

Mar Albà, ICREA Researcher at the Research Program on Biomedical Informatics (GRIB) from Hospital del Mar Research Institute (IMIM) and Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF).
The course will take place in Barcelona Supercomputing Center, within the UPC Campus Nord premises.Vertex Building, Room VS208 :
20 Mar 2019 - 09:00 to 21 Mar 2019 - 13:00
The objective of this course is to explain the different components of MareNostrum 4 and to understand the design decisions taken. We also analyze how the system administration is taken in this Petaflop system.
The course will take place in Barcelona Supercomputing Center, within the UPC Campus Nord premises: Vertex Building. Room VS208 :
14 Mar 2019 - 09:00 to 15 Mar 2019 - 18:00
The course will make the attendants familiar with simulation technologies used in Life Sciences and their specific adaptation to HPC environment Detailed outline: Introduction to biomolecular simulation Coarse-grained and atomistic simulation strategies Automated setup for simulation HPC specifics: Large scale parallelization, use of GPU’s Storage and strategies for large scale trajectory analysis Learning Outcomes: Setup, execute, and analyze standard simulations in HPC environment
Aula de Teleensenyament :
13 Mar 2019 - 11:00
Para ver la presentación haga click aquí Resumen: Se denominan desequilibrados los problemas de clasificación en que las diferencias de tamaño de las poblaciones de las distintas clases o/y de los costes de los errores de clasificación son tan acusadas que las máquinas de clasificación convencionales proporcionan pobres prestaciones. Dichos problemas son tanto frecuentes como importantes: defensa ante intrusiones y otras alarmas de seguridad, diagnóstico médico, atención personalizada, concesión de créditos, lucha contra el fraude, detección de defectos y averías, mantenimiento preventivo y previsión de cambios sociales son ejemplos que lo acreditan. Desde hace más de dos...



Prof. Anibal R. Figueiras-Vidal, Dpto.de Teoria de la Señal y Comunicaciones, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid


The course will take place in Barcelona Supercomputing Center, within the UPC Campus Nord premises. Vertex Building, Room VS208 :
27 Feb 2019 - 09:00 to 28 Feb 2019 - 13:00
Objectives: The objective of this course is to present to potential users the new configuration of MareNostrum and a introduction on how to use the new system (batch system, compilers, hardware, MPI, etc).Also It will provide an introduction about RES and PRACE infrastructures and how to get access to the supercomputing resources available.
Convener: David Vicente, User Support Manager, Operations, BSC
Lecturers: David Vicente, Javier Bartolomé, Jorge Rodríguez, Carlos Tripiana, Oscar Hernandez, Félix Ramos, Cristian Morales, Guillermo Oyarzún, Francisco González, Ricard Zarco, Helena Gómez

The course will take place in the UPC Campus Nord premises. Vertex Building, Room VS208 :
26 Feb 2019 - 09:00 to 18:00
The objective of this course is to learn how to use systems with more than one memory subsystem. We will see the different options on using Intel’s KNL memory subsystems and systems equipped with Intel’s Optane technology.

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