EuroCC – National Competence Centres in the framework of EuroHPC

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    Instituto Astrofísica de Canarias is a member of the National Center of Competences in High Performance Computing/Supercomputing (HPC), High Performance Data Analysis (HPDA) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) through the European project, EuroCC.

    The EuroCC project promotes the development of competences in HPC, HPDA and AI in the academic, the public sector and enterprises (especially SME, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises). To do that, the project executes several actions. First, the state-of-the-art analysis will reveal the existing gaps between the current situation and the expected one, taking into consideration the level of competitiveness of the Spanish economy. Second,  the detected gaps should be filled either existing sources of competencies or by defining new product or services. Third, designing and executing new services and products to fill the competence gaps for each of the target audiences.

    This project has received funding from the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant agreement No 951732. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and Germany, Bulgaria, Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, Republic of North Macedonia, Iceland, Montenegro.


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    The IAC has given several Webinars in the series of SMACK: Short Meetings on Astro Computing Knowledge. The titles of the webinars are:

    • Git version control system basics
      • speaker: Dr. Angel de Vicente
      • date: November 2020
    • Intermediate Git
      • speaker: Dr. Ángel de Vicente
      • date: November 2020
    • Computing at the IAC
      • speakers: Dr. Carlos Allende, and PhD students: Ana Esteban, Isaac Alonso and Juan Carlos Trelles
      • date: December 2020
    • Advanced Git
      • speaker: Dr. Ángel de Vicente
      • date: January 2021
    • The Python Ecosystem for Astronomy
      • speaker: D. Jorge A. Pérez Prieto
      • date: March 2021
    •  Data analysis with Python: Pandas library
      • speaker: Dr. Diego Tuccillo 
      • date: April 2021
    •  Introduction to LaTeX
      • speaker: Dr. Nicola Caon
      • date: July 2021
    •  Do it faster! Simple ways to use all those cores (and GPUs) efficiently.
      • speakers: Dr. Andrea Negri, and Dr. Carlos Allende
      • date: November 2021
    • Introduction to Containers (Docker and Singularity)
      • speakers: Dr. Angel de Vicente, Dr. Mohammad Akhlaghi
      • date December 2021
    • Make, a powerful tool to manage your projects
      • speakers: Drs. Zahra Sharbaf (IAC) and Sepideh Eskandarlou (CEFCA)
      • date: February 1, 2022
    • Programming parallel workloads with PyCOMPSs in La Palma
      • speakers Dr. Rosa Badia, Dr. Javier Conejero (BSC)
      • date: May 10, 2022
    • Basic LaTeX (hands-on) 1
      • speakers Drs. Sepideh Eskandarlou, Dr. Mohammad Akhlaghi (CEFCA)
      • date: June 7, 2022
    • Basic LaTeX (hands-on) 2
      • speakers Drs. Sepideh Eskandarlou, Dr. Mohammad Akhlaghi (CEFCA)
      • date: June 21, 2022

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