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    Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) Torre Girona C/ Jordi Girona 31, 08034 Barcelona Campus Nord UPC :
    18 Dic 2018 - 09:00 al 19 Dic 2018 - 18:00
    Co-organized by BSC, ELEM Biotech and Red Española de Supercomputación (RES). Supported by VHEARTSN - COMPBIOMED - SILICOFCM.   Translational medicine refers to biomedical research that seeks to facilitate the application of scientific discoveries towards medical care, procedures and policies of health of individuals and the community. We seek to bring together researchers in cardiac imaging, computational cardiology, pharmacology and cardiologists and bring the work of each participant closer to the central idea of exploiting the "translation" of knowledge. During the meeting: ● The researchers will present their developments, highlighting the medical motivation and the potential of "translation". ● Cardiologists will describe their...
    Aula de Teleensenyament (B3) :
    18 Dic 2018 - 11:00
    Abstract: Virtual machines have become a de facto standard of computing for many enterprises and, at the same time, large datacenter operators offer time on their infrastructure as a computing substrate for these virtual machines. This mix comes with a wealth of inefficiencies, and resource management challenges that stem from the conflicting requirements of the datacenter operator and their clients. On one hand, third-parties want to solve problems that have ever-increasing memory and I/O requirements, making the impact of inefficiencies in virtualized environments ever more important. On the other hand, datacenters are largely over-provisioned to fit the requirements of their most demanding workloads, wasting a lot of processing cycles and storage bandwidth and capacity on the way...
    Lluís Vilanova, post-doctoral fellow at Technion.
    Aula de Teleensenyament. Building B3. Campus Nord. :
    19 Dic 2018 - 15:00
    Abstract: In this talk I will summarize our recent and ongoing work analysing large pharmaco-genomic screenings in cancer, that provide rich information about alterations in tumours that confer drug sensitivity or resistance. Integration of this data with prior knowledge on signaling pathways and transcription factors provides biomarkers and offer hypotheses for novel combination therapies. Multi-task learning combining these features and drugs’ information leads to further insights into drug efficacy. I will also describe the insights gained when addressing this problem in a crowdsourced manner, by posing a challenge to the scientific community. This was performed in the context of the DREAM Challenges, and I will present this initiative and its infrastructure by means of...
    Sala de juntes, B6 building :
    21 Dic 2018 - 11:00
    Abstract Steadily growing amounts of sensor data is being generated and is typically processed by Cloud based servers leading to highly unbalanced systems with most of the computations being performed at the back-end. Such large-scale systems are characterized by rocketing energy budgets of the back-end, bandwidth hungry interconnect infrastructures and many end-users exposed to disturbing application response delays. We will discuss how data-movement centric, massive-scale smart systems can be integrally developed, built and orchestrated. We show that adding customizable compute capabilities at the edge will enable truly application aware systems able to perform all of the required data processing and movements within affordable energy budgets at all levels. Short bio Georgi...
    Georgi Gaydadjiev, Director of Maxeler IoT-Labs BV in the Netherlands and Honorary Visiting Professor at Imperial College in London, UK.
    Campus Nord, C6 Building, Room E-106   :
    21 Ene 2019 - 09:00 al 25 Ene 2019 - 18:00
    Objectives: VI-HPS Tuning Workshops are the major training vehicle where around 40 participants receive instruction and guidance to become familiar with VI-HPS programming tools suite. During the training, we will explain the functionality of each tool and how they can be used. We will also give them hands-on assistance on how to apply VI-HPS tools to their own parallel application codes, along with advice for potential corrections and optimizations. Additionally, feedback to tools developers helps direct tools development to user needs, as well as improve tool documentation and ease of use. For further information please check the VI-HPS website
      The course will take place in Barcelona Supercomputing Center, within the UPC Campus Nord premises. Vertex Bulding, Room VS208     :
    29 Ene 2019 - 09:30 al 30 Ene 2019 - 16:30
    COMPSs is a programming model which is able to exploit the inherent concurrency of sequential applications and execute them in a transparent manner to the application developer in distributed computing platform. This is achieved by annotating part of the codes as tasks, and building at execution a task-dependence graph based on the actual data used consumed/produced by the tasks. The COMPSs runtime is able to schedule the tasks in the computing nodes and take into account facts like data locality and the different nature of the computing nodes in case of heterogeneous platforms. Additionally, recently COMPSs has been enhanced with the possibility of coordinating Web Services as part of the applications. COMPSs supports Java, C/C++ and Python as programming languages.
    Sala d´actes de la FIB, 2019. :
    31 Ene 2019 - 11:00
    Abstract: Decomposition is a basic approach to speed-up solving sparse systems on parallel-architectures. Though classic task of a matrix (graph) decomposition is known to be hard. A new kind of decomposition into clans is offered which complexity is linear in the number of nonzero elements. The technique is applicable for solving sparse systems over arbitrary rings (fields) with sign. Analysis of collections of matrices for real-life application shows that lots of matrices are decomposable into clans. A minimal clan size of the decomposition restricts the granulation of the technique. The system decomposition into clans is represented by a weighted graph. The task of constructing a sequence of systems of lower dimension is called an optimal collapse of a weighted graph. Upper and lower...
    The course will take place in Barcelona Supercomputing Center, within the UPC Campus Nord premises. Vertex Building VS208 :
    5 Feb 2019 - 09:30 al 8 Feb 2019 - 17:30
    The course brings together key information technologies used in manipulating, storing, and analysing data including: the basic tools for statistical analysis, techniques for parallel processing, tools for access to unstructured data, storage solutions.
    The course will take place in Barcelona Supercomputing Center, within the UPC Campus Nord premises. Vertex Building VS208 :
    13 Feb 2019 - 09:00 al 15 Feb 2019 - 18:00
    The objetive of this course is to give a panorama on the use of hpc-based computational mechanics in Engineering and Environment through the projects BSC are carrying on. This panorama includes the basics of what is behind the main tools: computational mechanics and parallelization. The training is delivered in collaboration with the center of excellence CompBioMed. A number of fixed amount travel grants will be offered to a selected number of participants for covering part of their travelling expenses.   To learn about how to apply to a CompBioMed travel grant please go to Further information.  
    The course will take place in the UPC Campus Nord premises. Vertex Building, Room VS208 :
    26 Feb 2019 - 09:00 al 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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