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8-9 Oct 2018: Training
9-11 Oct 2018: Tutorials & Conference
London, UK
Valeriu Codreanu

Valeriu Codreanu
Senior HPC Consultant, SURFsara

Valeriu Codreanu is the PI of the Intel Parallel Computing Center at SURFsara, focusing on optimizing deep learning techniques using the Intel ecosystem as well as extending the use of these techniques to other scientific domains. Previously, he was an HPC consultant at SURFsara, focusing on machine learning and a postdoctoral researcher at both Eindhoven and Groningen Universities, working on GPU computing, computer vision, and embedded systems in the scope of several EU-funded projects. Valeriu holds an MSc in electrical engineering and a PhD in computer architecture from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest.


14:35–15:15 Thursday, 11 October 2018
Location: King's Suite - Sandringham
Secondary topics:  Edge computing and Hardware, Platforms and infrastructure
Ananth Sankar (Intel), Valeriu Codreanu (SURFsara), Damian Podareanu (SURFsara), Colin Healy (Dell EMC)
SURFSara and Intel collaborated as part of the Intel Parallel Computing Center initiative to advance the state of large-scale neural network training on Intel Xeon CPU-based servers. Ananth Sankar, Valeriu Codreanu, Damian Podareanu, and Steve Smith share insights on several best-known methods for neural network training and present results from tests performed on Stanford's CheXNet project. Read more.