JASMIN GPU webinar, 31st Jan 2023 Agenda and joining details

Posted on January 27, 2023 (Last modified on October 19, 2023) • 2 min read • 257 words
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Dear JASMIN user,

We will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday 31st January 2023 at 10:30 about JASMIN’s new GPU cluster, ORCHID. The event will provide information about ORCHID itself, as well as hearing from recent test users about their experiences with it. Users of other research GPU clusters will also talk about their use cases and experience.

The webinar is open to all JASMIN users, but will be of particular interest to those embarking on research involving machine learning techniques, or who have been seeking GPU resources for use in their work.

Agenda and registration details are shown below:

Please register in advance for this webinar:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


10:30 Welcome and opening - JASMIN facility director, Adrian Hines

10:35 JASMIN’s new GPU cluster, ORCHID  -Part 1: Introduction & overview

10:45 Experience from JASMIN GPU users:

  • Training and running deep learning models on meteorological data using JASMIN Jonathan Coney, University of Leeds
  • IceNet: Sea ice forecasting training on Orchid,  James Barnes, BAS
  • A Flood Hazard Impact Model for India: Cylc workflows on JASMIN GPUs and CPUs, Steven Wells, CEH
  • GPU training of CNNs for automatic industry detection in satellite imagery, Peter Manshausen, University of oxford
  • Optimising Python code to make use of GPUs – Nicola Martin, Plymouth Marine Laboratory

11:50 Experience from other GPU services:

  • The NEODAAS Artificial Intelligence Service – Dan Clewley, Plymouth Marine

11:50 JASMIN’s new GPU cluster, ORCHID -Part 2: What next?

12:00 Wrap-up discussion

12:30 Close



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