Turing data science class: Cluster computing

Speaker: Kenneth Heafield (Turing Fellow, University of Edinburgh)

Date: 9 October 2017

Time: 10:30 -13:30

Registration: online registration (including for remote attendance) is compulsory

Livestream available on our YouTube page


Supercomputers are a bunch of Linux machines sitting in the same room with a fast network. This course aims to teach practical cluster computing by combining lectures, live command line, and practical work so bring your laptop. We will cover GNU parallel, use Microsoft Azure credits and process some of the web. This is a compressed version of the University of Edinburgh’s Extreme Computing course.

NB. The session will alternate between lecture and lab components where attendees do exercises on their laptops. This is an introductory class (no advanced session is yet planned).