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XSEDE HPC Monthly Workshop - Tue. Feb. 12 - Wed. Feb. 13 2019 - Big Data

Thanks to everyone who took the time to attend our successful fall series of workshops. In conjunction with the Pittsburgh Supercomputer Center (PSC), up next at Tufts is Big Data on High Performance Compute (HPC) clusters using Python and Spark. Seats will go fast, so sign up early and join the Research Technology (RT) staff for two excellent days of free training. These workshops are sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded eXstreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE).

Sign-up at:

Date: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Tue. Feb. 12, 2019 - Wed. Feb 13, 2019

Location: Collaborative Learning and Innovation Complex (CLIC) 119

Address: 574 Boston Ave Medford, MA 02155

Audience: All faculty, student and staff


  • Tuesday, Feb. 12
  • 11:00 Welcome
  • 11:25 Intro to Big Data
  • 12:00 Hadoop
  • 12:30 Intro to Spark
  • 1:00 Lunch break
  • 2:00 Spark
  • 3:30 Spark Exercises
  • 4:30 Spark
  • 5:00 Adjourn
  • Wednesday, Feb. 13
  • 11:00 Machine Learning: Recommender System with Spark
  • 1:00 Lunch break
  • 2:00 Deep Learning with Tensorflow
  • 4:30 Bridges: A Big Data Platform
  • 5:00 Adjourn

We encourage everyone to register for the workshop on the XSEDE website. But we understand the official registration closes early, so WALK-INs are also welcome!


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Collaborative Learning and Innovation Complex (CLIC)

Parking: Guest parking is available adjacent to CLIC however you might also consider Dowling Parking Garage,, which is a short walk away.

Public Transportation: Take the Red Line to Davis Sq. and the Jumbo Shuttle to campus center, a short walk from CLIC.

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