HPC and AI Journey to Azure with Intel Software and Microsoft

2 July 2019, Dublin

5 July 2019, London

Join Grey Matter, Intel Software and Microsoft in Dublin or London for a FREE hands-on developer workshop with demonstrations and discussions on how you can use Intel Software development tools for HPC and AI in Microsoft’s cloud platform, Azure.

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Why should you attend?

  • To find out how to get performance benefits from Intel CPU’s in Azure
  • To hear from and speak to Intel and Microsoft, HPC, cloud and AI experts
  • To network with other startups and developers
  • To find out how Grey Matter can support your journey
  • The event is FREE with refreshments and lunch included
  • Free Azure credit for attendees to continue their learning

Who should attend?

  • Developers who want to get started in cloud, AI, HPC, Machine Learning and Deep Learning
  • Developers and Startups that are looking to use the cloud to create applications where high performance is needed
  • Developers and startups working with Big Data
  • Developers wanting to move HPC and AI applications into the cloud
  • Azure developers that need to provide high performance
  • Existing Intel Software users looking to leverage the cloud for HPC and AI

Agenda

Important: some of the sessions have hands-on labs where you can experience the tools and the methods yourself through the browser connected to a cloud instance (provided during the session with no software installation required). Please bring your own laptop!

Dublin

Timing Sessions
08:30-09:15 Registration and Light breakfast
09:15-10:00 Big Compute: HPC for all with Microsoft Azure

The performance and scalability of a world-class supercomputing centre is now available to everyone, on demand, in the cloud! Microsoft Azure provides real High Performance Computing (HPC) resources that enable you to run any type of simulation, calculation, or large parallel batch compute jobs. Augment or extend your existing on-site computing, or work entirely in the cloud, scaling up and down based on you need, paying only for what you use, combining the power of Intel HPC together with AI, IoT, data analytics and containers. Work with software and tools you know and love, write your own cloud-native calculations, or use free Azure tools like CycleCloud or Batch, which make HPC easy. From the individual scientist or engineer to large scale enterprise, Azure brings “Big Compute” to all.

Karl Podesta, Microsoft

10:00-11:00 Performance optimization of a cloud-based application using the Intel® Compiler.

The Intel Compiler is considered one of the best-in-class optimizing compilers. See how to use the Intel Compiler to optimize a classical physics simulation code so that it runs efficiently on the host CPU within the Azure cloud environment. The tuning steps include scalar tuning, vectorization tuning, memory tuning, and threading tuning.

Stephen Blair-Chappell, Bayncore

11:00-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-12:30 Performance optimization using Intel® Advisor

Intel Advisor is a powerful tool for tracking down and solving vectorization problems. This demo introduces Intel Advisor and especially the survey and the trip count analyses. Using Advisor, we track all the performance issues of the previously introduced classical physics simulation code. We will explain how to read and interpret Advisor’s outputs to improve the vectorization and introduce the roofline analysis

Georg Zitzlsberger, Bayncore

12:30-13:00 Advanced profiling of cloud-based applications using Intel® VTune™ Amplifier

Cloud-based computing is becoming the preferred way of obtaining  and  using computational resources. Learn how to profile your  applications running on Azure with the help of Intel VTune Amplifier. See how with appropriate profiling you can tune your code to run efficiently in the cloud—with the added benefit of associated cost savings.

Stephen Blair-Chappell, Bayncore

13:00-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-16:00 Faster Machine Learning and Deep Learning training with optimized Frameworks

See how the Intel optimized frameworks can be used for Deep Learning training on Intel CPU based platforms.  In this session, we show and discuss the advantages of running the frameworks on Intel architecture

Georg Zitzlsberger, Bayncore

16:00-16:15 Coffee break
16:15-17:00 Efficient Model Deployment using Intel® OpenVINO™ Toolkit

Here we show how easy it is to optimize and deploy a trained model using the Intel® OpenVINO™ toolkit on a range of hardware . We also take a peek into the sample AI solutions that come packaged with OpenVINO™, and see how those could be leveraged for quick prototype building.

Stephen Blair-Chappell, Bayncore

17:00-18:00 Networking with drinks and snacks

London

Timing Sessions
08:30-09:15 Registration and Light breakfast
09:15 -10:00 Big Compute: HPC for all with Microsoft Azure

The performance and scalability of a world-class supercomputing centre is now available to everyone, on demand, in the cloud! Microsoft Azure provides real High Performance Computing (HPC) resources that enable you to run any type of simulation, calculation, or large parallel batch compute jobs. Augment or extend your existing on-site computing, or work entirely in the cloud, scaling up and down based on you need, paying only for what you use, combining the power of Intel HPC together with AI, IoT, data analytics and containers. Work with software and tools you know and love, write your own cloud-native calculations, or use free Azure tools like CycleCloud or Batch, which make HPC easy. From the individual scientist or engineer to large scale enterprise, Azure brings “Big Compute” to all.

Microsoft speaker

10:00-11:00 Performance optimization of a cloud-based application using the Intel® Compiler.

The Intel Compiler is considered one of the best-in-class optimizing compilers. See how to use the Intel Compiler to optimize a classical physics simulation code so that it runs efficiently on the host CPU within the Azure cloud environment. The tuning steps include scalar tuning, vectorization tuning, memory tuning, and threading tuning.

Stephen Blair-Chappell, Bayncore

11:00-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-12:15 Performance optimization using Intel® Advisor

Intel Advisor is a powerful tool for tracking down and solving vectorization problems. This demo introduces Intel Advisor and especially the survey and the trip count analyses. Using Advisor, we track all the performance issues of the previously introduced classical physics simulation code. We will explain how to read and interpret Advisor’s outputs to improve the vectorization and introduce the roofline analysis

Georg Zitzlsberger, Bayncore

12:15-13:00 Advanced profiling of cloud-based applications using Intel® VTune™ Amplifier

Cloud-based computing is becoming the preferred way of obtaining and using computational resources. Learn how to profile your applications running on Azure with the help of Intel VTune Amplifier. See how with appropriate profiling you can tune your code to run efficiently in the cloud – with the added benefit of associated cost savings.

Stephen Blair-Chappell, Bayncore

13:00-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-16:00 Faster Machine Learning and Deep Learning training with optimized Frameworks

See how the Intel optimized frameworks can be used for Deep Learning training on Intel CPU based platforms. In this session, we show and discuss the advantages of running the frameworks on Intel architecture

Georg Zitzlsberger, Bayncore

16:00-16:15 Coffee break
16:15-17:00 Efficient Model Deployment using Intel® OpenVINO™ Toolkit

Here we show how easy it is to optimize and deploy a trained model using the Intel® OpenVINO™ toolkit on a range of hardware . We also take a peek into the sample AI solutions that come packaged with OpenVINO™, and see how those could be leveraged for quick prototype building.

Stephen Blair-Chappell, Bayncore

17:00-18:00 Networking with drinks and snacks

Speakers

Stephen Blair-Chappell

Stephen will be presenting sessions on using Intel tools for HPC and AI. Stephen is the Technical Director at Bayncore, an Intel Partner who offers training, consultations and research on HPC, AI and Big Data Analytics.

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Karl Podesta

Karl will be presenting a session about HPC on Azure at the Dublin workshop. Karl is an Azure Big Compute (HPC) Technical Specialist at Microsoft Ireland.

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Georg Zitzlsberger

Georg will be presenting sessions on performance optimisations, as well as faster Machine Learning and Deep Learning. Georg is a Senior Consultant and Research Scientist at Bayncore.
Go to Georg’s LinkedIn

Technical requirements

Attendees will be required to bring their laptops. Other technical requirements will be confirmed nearer to the event.

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Dublin

Workshop 2 July 2019

One Microsoft Place,
South County Business Park,
Leopardstown,
Dublin 18,
D18 P521,
Ireland View on a map

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London

Workshop 5 July 2019

Microsoft Reactor London,
70 Wilson St,
Finsbury,
London,
EC2A 2DB
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