New Deep Learning for Artificial Intelligence MSc course in Barcelona

2017-09-25T12:26:48+00:00 July 7th, 2017|

Deep Learning for Artificial Intelligence Master Course at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Autumn 2017) Deep learning technologies are at the core of the current revolution in artificial intelligence for multimedia data analysis. The convergence of large-scale annotated datasets and affordable GPU hardware has allowed the training of neural networks for data analysis tasks which were previously addressed with hand-crafted features. Architectures such as convolutional neural networks, recurrent neural networks or Q-nets for reinforcement learning have shaped a brand new scenario in signal processing. This course will cover the basic principles of deep learning from both an algorithmic and computational perspectives.  Complete learning systems in different Deep Learning frameworks and platforms will be introduced via hadns-on, projects and assignments. You will learn to solve new classes of problems [...]

When will we have a Exascale supercomputer?

2017-08-09T12:17:01+00:00 October 7th, 2015|

There is a global race to build the first supercomputer in the world capable of performing 1 million trillion operations per second (1 ExaFlops in our jargon!). Extrapolating the performance delivered by TOP500 list suggests that an Exascale system (a system that can reach 1 ExaFlops) could be built by 2018-2019. However, according to the literature of the topic, only China and Japan are focused on building an Exascale supercomputer by 2020. It seems that United States probably won’t build its first Exascale supercomputer until 2023 (Europe isn't even in the race!). The reason for the gap, between the extrapolated date from TOP500 list and the expected dates, is because there are big challenges that must be addressed before Exascale systems become a reality. The main issues include: Power consumption, Massive Scalability, [...]

Marenostrum visit with Supercomputer Architecture students

2017-08-09T12:15:43+00:00 September 16th, 2015|

Enclosed you will find some pictures of our visit with David Vicente. Thank you David for the explanations. we really enjoyed the visit an it will be very useful for my course. Now, you can see some pictures from last year visit with Sergi Girona. Thank you Sergi for your explanations, we really enjoyed the visit and was an excellent introduction to the course.

Announcement of the forthcoming EEDC seminars for April

2017-08-09T12:53:48+00:00 April 11th, 2012|

Representatives from 5 different IT companies will talk about how some of the concepts and theories studied on the master course EEDC are put into practice and applied in the real world of business. The seminars are open to the UPC community. The talks will be in English. Please let me know by email if you are planning to attend ( Limited place due to venue capacity.

Third Workshop on Execution Environments for Distributed Computing

2017-08-09T13:01:28+00:00 May 17th, 2011|

WORKSHOP PROGRAM: (PDF workshop program) May 20: A6-204 room – 10pm-12pm João Salada: Midlewares for Data Management aiming Energy Efficiency. Lluís Barguñó: Google Pregel and other massive graph distributed systems. Zhenhua Xu: Cloud for Online Games. Vasia Kalavri: A study on Cloud Operating Systems. May 24: A6-204 room – 8pm-10pm Ying Liu: The Internet of Things: Now and Future. Erisa Dervishi: Cassandra – A decentralized structured storage system. Mariano Vallés: An overview of major private cloud systems in the market. Sergio López: Green Databases. May 27: A6-204 room – 10pm-12pm Jawad Manzoor: Privacy and Security in Cloud Computing. Sari Setianingsih: Software Licensing in Cloud Computing. Nuno Lucas: Cloud Computing in the Smart Grid Domain. May 31: A6-204 room – 8pm-10pm Nicholas Rutherford: Falling skies and stormy teacups: [...]