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Thu, 07 Dec

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Online Training

Python for HPC

This course takes half a day.

Python for HPC
Python for HPC

Time & Location

07 Dec 2023, 09:00 – 13:00 CET

Online Training

About the Event

Topics covered

Python is making inroads into the HPC landscape. However, writing Python code for efficient scientific computing is not entirely trivial. In this course a  variety of techniques and libraries will be discussed that are useful in this context. Subjects covered include profiling of code to discover opportunities  for optimization, using Cython, a Python extension that translate critical code sections into efficient C, wrapping C/C++/Fortran libraries in Python,  multithreaded/multiprocess Python, distributed programming use mpi4py, and pySpark for data science.

Target audience

This info session is primarily targeted at VSC-users, although other interested parties are welcome as well.

Previous knowledge

Participants have programming experience in Python and preferably also in C/C++ or Fortran.

Level: intermediate

Result/Objectives

Participants can make an informed choice on various techniques to improve the performance of Python code, and know how to call C/C++ or Fortran functions from Python.

Instructor

Geert Jan Bex

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