Invitation to autumn HPC courses

Invitation to autumn HPC courses

Dear users,

we are forwarding an invitation with courses in IT4Innovation.

The Czech National Competence Center in HPC is inviting you to autumn courses:

Basic Quantum Computing Algorithms and Their Implementation in Cirq

Quantum computers are based on a completely different principle than classical computers. This course aims to explain this difference by showing how basic quantum computing algorithms work in practice. Training is focused on the theoretical foundations, mathematical description, and practical testing of the resulting quantum circuits.

Date:  56 September 2023, 9 am to 4 pm
Registration deadline: 30 August 2023
Venue: online via Zoom
Tutors: Jiří Tomčala
Language: English
Web page:



Mastering Transformers: From Building Blocks to Real-World Applications

For the past five years, the amount of transformer-based architectures has grown significantly and continues to dominate the deep learning domain. They can be considered another leap innovation that further pushes deep neural network performance and scalability boundaries. They have been demonstrated with the most significant models using over half a trillion parameters and scaled up to thousands of GPUs.
In this course, participants learn the building blocks of transformer architectures to apply them to their projects. These novel methods will be differentiated against existing methods, showing their advantages and disadvantages. Different hands-on exercises give the participants room to explore how the transformers work in various fields of application.
Date: 11–13 September 2023, 12:30 - 16:30 CET 
Registration deadline: 6 September 2023
Venue: online via Zoom
Tutors: Tugba Taskaya Temizel, Alptekin Temizel, Georg Zitzlsberger
Language: English
More information and registration at



Parallel Computing with MATLAB and Scaling MATLAB Code to the HPC Cluster

This two-part hands-on workshop will introduce you to parallel computing with MATLAB so that you can solve computationally and data-intensive problems using multicore processors, GPUs, and computer clusters.

Date: 8 November 2023, 9 am to 5 pm
Registration deadline: 1 November 2023
Venue: online via Zoom, onsite at IT4Innovations, Studentská 6231/1B, 708 00 Ostrava – Poruba, Czech Republic
Tutors: Raymond Norris, MathWorks; Dr. Shubo Chakrabarti, MathWorks
Language: English
More information and registration at

For more information and registration, please visit the workshop web page or write us at
We are looking forward to meeting you online and onsite.

Best regards,
Training Team NCC Czech Republic



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