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2020-09-23

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020 to Thursday, September 24, 2020
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BCNET is proud to present a virtual Cybersecurity and Research Innovation Summit, on September 23rd and 24th, 2020. Designed for higher ed researchers, cybersecurity and IT professionals, the two-day, duo-channel event will be driven by insightful content and meaningful conversations. The Summit is an opportunity to explore timely topics while connecting with like-minded peers.

The virtual Summit spans two days and will feature two live channels to engage higher education security professionals, IT professionals, faculty, and researchers in addressing the current technology challenges their institutions face:

  • The Cybersecurity channel will connect identity management, security and privacy professionals to address the current threat landscape that impacts public, post-secondary institutions today.
  • The Research Innovation channel brings together researchers, IT professionals and academics to collaborate about IT experiences, successes, resources, challenges and solutions to better support research and accelerate time to discovery + innovation.
SHARCNET
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Weiguang Guan
SHARCNET
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It is well known that GPUs can significantly accelerate neural network training. However, there are lots of questions around the use of GPUs, especially for beginners.

In this talk, we will dissect a particular convolutional Neural Network (NN) and use it as an example to answer these frequently asked questions. We will illustrate how to summarize and visualize the architecture of a NN, from which we will make a coarse estimate of memory requirement. Then, we’ll show how to accurately check the GPU memory usage at runtime and provide several advice in the case it runs out of GPU memory. The live demo in the talk uses Keras interface on Graham cluster and the source code will be provided after the talk.

A Zoom account and registration are required to attend the webinar.

For more information or to ask questions about this session, contact syam@sharcnet.ca.

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This webinar is presented by SHARCNET, a high performance computing (HPC) consortium that is part of Compute Ontario, one of four regional partners of Compute Canada. You do not need a SHARCNET or Compute Canada account to attend this session.