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NARIT-ICRAR workshop on data intensive astronomy

February 5, 2018 - February 9, 2018

SKA in the night Credit:https://www.skatelescope.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/SKA1_night_highres.full.jpg

It is safe to say that we are living in big data era. Big data involves in all kinds of companies. Scientific research is not an exception. Especially, in astronomy and astrophysics where there are the oceans of the data. Most astronomical informations require heavy computation, hence HPC play an essential part of this research filed. Both NARIT and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) realise the important of data science in astrophysics and other areas. NARIT – ICRAR workshop is designed to training the key skills and knowledge in that state of art. The topics covers from HPC on private cloud which can be benefit both people inside and outside astrophysics, data processing of single dish radio astronomy, machine learning in astrophysics, data transfer and data management and regional data centre for Square Kilometre Arrays (SKA). All participants who attract in astrophysics, HPC, cloud computing, data science or machine learning are welcome. If you are interested in this workshop, please register via this application page : https://goo.gl/forms/Hgr1OP66Tr7DGrhu1


5 February 2018ThemeTopicLecturer
9.00 - 9.30 a.m.Registration
9.30 - 10.00 a.m.

HPC on the cloud Welcome
ICRAR & SKA Industry Involvement
Utane Sawangwit &
Markus Dolensky
10.00 - 10.45 a.m.Setting up Tutorial Environment
HPC Introduction Lecture
Kevin Vinsen
10.45 - 11.00 a.m.
Coffee Break
11.00 - 12.30 p.m.HPC Introduction LectureKevin Vinsen
12.30 - 1.30 p.m.Lunch
1.30 - 3.00 p.m.HPC OpenMp and

MPI Lecture
Kevin Vinsen
3.00 - 3.15 p.m.Coffee Break
3.15 - 5.00 p.m. HPC TutorialKevin Vinsen &
Rodrigo Tobar
6 February 2018ThemeTopicSpeakers
9.00 - 10.30 a.m.Data Management Data Transfer/Management with NGAS
Rodrigo Tobar
10.30 - 10.45 a.m.

Coffee Break
10.45 - 12.00 a.m.Data Transfer/Management with NGAS
Tutorial I – installation and basic usage
Rodrigo Tobar
12.00 - 1.30 p.m.
13.30 - 3.00 p.m.Data Transfer/Management with NGAS
Tutorial II – advanced use cases
Rodrigo Tobar
3.00 - 3.15 p.m.Coffee Break
3.15 - 5.00 p.m.Data Processing Execution Framework Intro
Rodrigo Tobar
7 February 2018ThemeTopicLecturer
9.00 - 10.30 a.m.Machine LearningMachine Learning Lecture 1Kevin Vinsen
10.30 - 10.45 a.m.

Coffee Break
10.45 - 12.00 a.m.Machine Learning Lecture 2Kevin Vinsen
12.00 - 1.30 p.m.
1.30 - 3.00 pm.Machine Learning Lecture 3Kevin Vinsen
3.00 - 3.15 p.m.Coffee Break
3.15 - 5.00 p.m.Machine Learning Lecture 4Kevin Vinsen
8 February 2018ThemeTopicSpeakers
9.00 - 10.30 a.m.Data ProcessingIVOA fabrics and CASDA TutorialMarkus Dolensky
10.30 - 10.45 a.m.

Coffee Break
10.45 - 12.00 a.m.DALiuGE IIRodrigo Tobar
12.00 - 1.30 p.m.
13.30 - 3.00 p.m.Workshop CloseoutAstropark facilities tour,
Chalawan Cluster,
RFI Lab and etc.
9 February 2018ThemeTopic
9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.Regional CentresMarkus Dolensky

Technical Prerequisites

Virtualbox VM: To do the OpenMP, MPI, NGAS, CASDA and Machine Learning Tutorials you will need to download Virtualbox from https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads. A VM will be provided with all the relevant software pre-loaded. The image can also be downloaded from Google Drive.

Participants of the VO CASDA tutorial on Tuesday need to request an OPAL account here:https://opal.atnf.csiro.au/register.do

This is necessary for ASKAP data access. Requests can be launched irrespective of workshop attendance and at any time from now on, the sooner the better.


Tutorials, script and lecture slides

Lecture slides

Place to hold the workshop

The workshop will be held at NARIT headquarter Princess Sirindhorn Astropark.

National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (Public Organization)

260  Moo 4, T. Donkaew,  A. Maerim, Chiangmai, 50180




The traveling map from Chiang Mai International Airport.


If you have any questions or suggestions please feel free to contact the following e-mail address : sangka_anut@yahoo.com, u.sawangwit@gmail.com .


February 5, 2018
February 9, 2018
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+66 53 121 268-9 Ext. 502
utane@narit.or.th, supaluck@narit.or.th


National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand, Don Kaeo,
Mae Rim, Chiang Mai 50180 Thailand
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