Containers are a hot topic in research computing, and promise to provide pre-built, guaranteed-to-function software in a self-contained image. Imagine running software exactly as the developers intended, but without the hassle of installing it and a dozen dependencies. This course will introduce users to containers and provide hands-on experience running both interactively and within batch scheduled jobs.
Deep Learning has emerged as an important new tool for a range of research applications. Emerging programs such as Caffe and Tensorflow are available at MSI and can be executed on Nvidia GPU resources. In this tutorial, MSI and Nvidia instructors will walk through an interactive exercise running some of these programs. Participants will be able to login to a node with a GPU to work through introductory exercises. We will also show how to run these programs in batch jobs on MSI systems.