Cerebras AI Training Workshop

Murali Emani (LCF) , Venkatram Vishwanath (LCF)

This ALCF AI testbed training event will introduce users to the Cerebras CS-2 system architecture and software stack. It will provide hands-on training to get started on the system in the ALCF AI testbed. The event will be virtual.

Day 1 will focus on Cerebras hardware and software architecture.

Day 2 will focus on porting applications to the Cerebras system and best practices.

We will record the sessions and make them available. The presentation slides are
at https://anl.box.com/s/d5ehvo1k1qh9uw5scci8u09x9qxhkqkc.

For hands-on exercises on the CS2 system, please apply for an ALCF account at https://accounts.alcf.anl.gov/home

If you have an account, please ask to join the cs2_training project

If you don't have an account, please apply for one by specifying:
Sponsor: Venkatram Vishwanath ([email protected])
Project: cs2_training

  • Tuesday, 9 August
    • 12:30 PM 12:45 PM
      Intro: How to run FC-MNIST on CS-2? 15m
    • 12:45 PM 1:15 PM
      Hardware What is the CS-2? 30m
    • 1:15 PM 1:20 PM
      Break 5m
    • 1:20 PM 1:35 PM
      Model support in CS systems 15m
    • 1:35 PM 1:50 PM
      How to use CS-2 @ ALCF 15m
    • 1:50 PM 2:10 PM
      Break 20m
    • 2:10 PM 2:55 PM
      Software stack: Compilation and execution modes 45m
    • 2:55 PM 3:00 PM
      Break 5m
    • 3:00 PM 3:45 PM
      Porting your application in PyTorch 45m
    • 3:45 PM 4:05 PM
      Q&A 20m
  • Wednesday, 10 August
    • 12:30 PM 1:15 PM
      Porting your application in TF 45m
    • 1:15 PM 1:20 PM
      Break 5m
    • 1:20 PM 2:05 PM
      Leveraging Cerebras Reference Implementations 45m
    • 2:05 PM 2:25 PM
      Break 20m
    • 2:25 PM 3:10 PM
      Boosting performance of applications with CS-2 45m
    • 3:10 PM 3:15 PM
      Break 5m
    • 3:15 PM 4:00 PM
      Use cases 45m
    • 4:00 PM 4:20 PM
      Q&A 20m