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Program Spring 2023

  • "What can HPC-UGENT mean to my research?", by Ewald Pauwels (High Performance Computing Infrastructure, UGent)
    When: Thursday 2 February 2023, 10h00-12h00
    Where: Multimedia room, S9, Campus Sterre

    Scientific computing in many forms has become pervasive in all fields of research. Computing tasks now range from computational design, simulations, visualization, Artificial Intelligence, etc. up to full throttle high-performance computing. All these tasks are ideally suited to run on the supercomputing infrastructure of Ghent University, HPC-UGent ( In fact, any computational analysis that you now run on your laptop, should probably better run on the HPC-UGent infrastructure.

    In this info session, Ewald Pauwels will introduce the HPC-UGent supercomputing infrastructure. He will highlight its features and functionalities, and how you can easily use HPC-UGent for your research.

  • "How to use the HPC-UGent services in your courses", by Ewald Pauwels (High Performance Computing Infrastructure, UGent)
    For whom: teachers in Master courses Engineering
    When: Thursday 2 June 2023, 10h00 - 12h00
    Where: Multimedia room, S9, Campus Sterre

    Does your course or practical session involve letting students work with a computer?

    •  Do you ask your students to program in e.g. R, Python, or another programming language?

    •  Do you need the Linux bash command line interface for your hands-on session?

    •  Do students regularly have to run compute-heavy scientific software, using e.g. CPU or GPU resources?

    •  Are you teaching students how to use a specific scientific software package, with or without a graphical user interface?

    •  Do you rely on a dedicated server or workstation on which you let your students work?

    If any of the above sounds familiar, then this infosession could be of interest to you. 

    HPC-UGent provides centralised scientific computing services, training, and support for researchers and students. Scalable IT infrastructure (CPU and GPU resources) is readily available and can be used free of charge. 

    Recent developments have made it easy to interact with the HPC infrastructure, using a web portal. This portal provides a point-and-click interface to the HPC within a standard internet browser like Firefox, Chrome, etc. so no local helper applications are required on your laptop. A vast array of scientific software packages is preinstalled on the system. The web portal also allows you to run the GUI of such a package, all within an internet browser. Additionally, a specialized interactive/debug cluster is available, which guarantees that your jobs start instantly (with limited resources). No more waiting in the queue! 

    The HPC-UGent setup can be used in many teaching and hands-on assignments, often replacing dedicated local infrastructure, or alleviating the burden of letting students install a host of software on their own laptop. In the Q&A session, we would love to hear on how you could use the HPC-UGent infrastructure, or what is holding you back.

  • Research Data Management (RDM) Program Spring 2023

Program Fall 2022

  • "DMP Intro Training", by Data Steward Team UGent
    When: Thursday 29 September 2022, 14h00

  • "RDM Series on finding, reusing, documenting and sharing data", by Data Steward Team UGent
    Where: Room 2 Magnel, Campus Ardoyen

    • Session 1: Setting the scene - Challenges with data reuse
      When: Thursday 6 October 2022, 10h00
    • Session 2: Data repositories to the rescue
      When: Thursday 13 October 2022, 10h00
    • Session 3: Data understood - how to document data
      When: Thursday 20 October 2022, 10h00
    • Session 4: Preventing a reproducibility crisis
      When: Thursday 27 October 2022, 10h00
  • "Data Privacy infosessie", by Hanne Elsen (Expert data protection en information safety, UGent) 
    When: Tuesday 22 November 2022, 10h00

Program Spring 2022

  • "Techniques for effective research on Xplore", by Ed Wong (IEEE)
    When: Tuesday 22 February 2022, 14h00
  • "How to get published with IEEE", by Ed Wong (IEEE)
    When: Thursday 24 February 2022, 14h00
  • "RDM & Data Storage", by RDM team UGent
    When: Thursday 31 March 2022, 10h00
  • "Intro to Data Management Plans (DMPs)", by Stefanie De Bodt (Data steward (Bioscience) Engineering, UGent)
    When: Wednesday 27 April 2022, 10h00

Program Fall 2021

  • "Data Storage@UGent", by Ewald Pauwels (High Performance Computing Infrastructure, UGent)
    When: Friday 26 November 2021, 9h30
    Presentation and recording
  • "Data Management Plans and RDM best practices", by Stefanie De Bodt (Data steward (Bioscience) Engineering, UGent)
    When: Thursday 9 December 2021, 10h00
    Presentation and recording

Program Spring 2021

  • "How to write a Data Management Plan", by Stefanie De Bodt (Data steward (Bioscience) Engineering, UGent)
    When: Thursday 25 February 2021, 10h00
    Presentation and recording 
  • "Introduction to GDPR", by Hanne Elsen (Expert data protection en information safety, UGent)
    When: Thursday 22 April 2021, 14h00
    Presentation and recording 
  • "Biblio Tips & Tricks", by Anniek Toye (Academic Bibliography en Bibliometrics, UGent)
    When: Thursday 20 May 2021, 14h00
    Presentation and recording 

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