February 7-8, 2018

XSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is pleased to announce a two day Big Data workshop, to be held February 7-8, 2018.

This workshop will focus on topics such as Hadoop and Spark and will be presented using the Wide Area Classroom (WAC) training platform.


Wednesday, February 7
All times given are Eastern
11:00 Welcome
11:25 Intro to Big Data
12:00 Hadoop
12:30 Intro to Spark
1:00 Lunch break
2:00 Spark
3:30 Spark Exercises
4:30 Spark


Thursday, February 8
All times given are Eastern

Machine Learning: Recommender System with Spark

1:00 Lunch break
2:00 Deep Learning with Tensorflow
4:30 Bridges: A Big Data Platform
5:00 Adjourn


Due to demand, this workshop will be telecast to several satellite sites.

You may attend at any of the following sites.

  • Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
  • Texas A&M University
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • The University of Utah
  • Youngstown State University
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • The University of Arizona
  • University of Houston
  • Arizona State University
  • Old Dominion University
  • Purdue University
  • Wayne State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • National Center for Supercomputing Applications
  • University of South Carolina
  • Howard University
  • The University of Oklahoma
  • University of Nebraska Omaha
  • The University of Texas at El Paso
  • University of Houston-Clear Lake
  • Stony Brook University
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville - National Institute for Computational Sciences
  • Tufts University
  • Yale Center for Research Computing
  • University of Michigan
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Register via the XSEDE Portal


Please address any questions to Tom Maiden at tmaiden@psc.edu.

XSEDE, the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, is the most advanced, powerful, and robust collection of integrated digital resources and services in the world. It is a single virtual system that scientists and researchers can use to interactively share computing resources, data, and expertise. XSEDE integrates the resources and services, makes them easier to use, and helps more people use them.

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