Training & Education

Training & Education

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for one day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

We want our users to be able to optimally use our HPC systems. Therefore, the MPCDF provides training and educational events  for the MPG and its partners. From the basic introduction of how to use our systems to focused advanced workshops and lectures, we give our users the means to master their work on our systems.

Courses and workshops arranged by or in collaboration with the MPCDF

Upcoming Events (RSS)

Accelerated Machine Learning and Deep Learning with Intel

  • Start: Mar 8, 2023 09:30 AM (Local Time Germany)
  • End: Mar 9, 2023 04:00 PM
  • Speaker: Intel AI Team
  • Location: online via Zoom
  • Host: MPCDF
  • Contact: training@mpcdf.mpg.de
During this workshop, we will showcase how to accelerate your classical Machine Learning and Deep Learning workloads on Intel architecture. We will present the Intel optimizations of commonly used data science libraries such as Pandas, classical Machine Learning libraries such as Scikit-learn and XGBoost and of course, the optimizations of Deep Learning libraries such as Tensorflow and PyTorch. We will also discuss various topics regarding hyperparameter optimization, AI on HPC system, inference optimization with OpenVINO library and compression techniques using Intel Neural Compressor. [more]

Meet MPCDF

Testing for HPC Codes
  • Date: Apr 6, 2023
  • Time: 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Members of the MPCDF
  • Location: online via Zoom
  • Host: MPCDF
  • Contact: training@mpcdf.mpg.de
The series "Meet MPCDF" offers the opportunity for the users to informally interact with MPCDF staff, in order to discuss relevant kinds of technical topics. [more]

Meet MPCDF

Containers in HPC
  • Date: May 4, 2023
  • Time: 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Members of the MPCDF
  • Location: online via Zoom
  • Host: MPCDF
  • Contact: training@mpcdf.mpg.de
The series "Meet MPCDF" offers the opportunity for the users to informally interact with MPCDF staff, in order to discuss relevant kinds of technical topics. [more]

AI for Science - Bootcamp with NVIDIA

  • Start: May 11, 2023 09:30 AM (Local Time Germany)
  • End: May 12, 2023 12:30 PM
  • Speaker: NVIDIA Employees
  • Location: online via Zoom
  • Host: MPCDF
  • Contact: training@mpcdf.mpg.de
NVIDIA and the Max Planck Computing and Data Facility (MPCDF) are hosting a GPU Bootcamp open to all researchers and code developers of the Max Planck Society (MPG). During this online Bootcamp, participants will learn how to apply AI tools, techniques, and algorithms to real-life problems. You'll study the key concepts of Deep Neural Networks, how to build Deep Learning models, and how to measure and improve the accuracy of your models. You'll also learn essential data preprocessing techniques to ensure a robust machine learning pipeline. This online Bootcamp is a hands-on learning experience where you'll be guided by step-by-step instructions with mentors on hand to help throughout the process. [more]

Past Events

2023, FebruaryBasic Debugging of HPC Codes (Meet MPCDF seminar)online
2022, DecemberTrends in High Performance Computing (Meet MPCDF seminar)online
2022, NovemberAdvanced HPC Workshoponline
2022, NovemberGoing Public with your Code (Meet MPCDF seminar)online
2022, OctoberData Transfer and Sharing (Meet MPCDF seminar)online
2022, SeptemberMPCDF Gitlab features (Meet MPCDF seminar)online
2022, JulyCMake for HPC (Meet MPCDF seminar)online
2022, JuneAI services at the MPCDF (Meet MPCDF seminar)online
2022, AprilIntroduction to MPCDF Servicesonline
2021, NovemberAdvanced HPC Workshoponline
2021, OctoberIntroduction to git/gitlab and gitlab CIonline (IPP)
2021, OctoberGPU Bootcamp with NVIDIAonline
2021, OctoberIntroduction to MPCDF Servicesonline
2021, OctoberPython for HPConline
2021, JulyGPU computing on the new HPC system Ravenonline
2021, AprilIntroduction to MPCDF Servicesonline
2020, NovemberAdvanced HPC Workshoponline
2020, NovemberPython for HPC Workshoponline
2019, NovemberAdvanced HPC WorkshopMPCDF
2019, AprilPython for HPC WorkshopMPCDF
2018, NovemberAdvanced Python/HPC workshopMPCDF
2018, MayAdvanced Python/HPC workshopMPI-PKS (Dresden)
2017, NovemberAdvanced HPC workshopMPCDF
2017, SeptemberDeep Learning workshopMPCDF
2015, MayGPU Programming WorkshopRZG (MPCDF)
2014, JuneInternational HPC Summer SchoolBudapest, Hungary
2014, MayGPU Programming WorkshopRZG (MPCDF)
2013, NovemberIntel Tools WorkshopMPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
2013, JuneInternational HPC Summer School 2013
(EU+US+Japan)
New York, USA
2013, AprilIntel Tools WorkshopAlbert-Einstein Institute (Potsdam)
2013, MarchIntroduction to GPU ProgrammingRZG (MPCDF)
2012, NovemberIntel Software TrainingRZG (MPCDF)
2012, JuneEU-US Summer SchoolDublin



Training programmes of other institutions

There are many regularly offered courses, both fundamental and advanced ones, in different topics of scientific computing. Consider e.g. the following:

  • Courses at the HLRS Stuttgart (partly held at the LRZ Garching)
  • Courses at the LRZ Garching
  • PRACE HPC training and tutorials
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