ETH supercomputing for beginners

Aug 25, 2015

Disclaimer: for this to work, you must be an ETH Zurich affiliated person and own a nethz-account . So, you wanna play around a bit with machine learning. Or run a crazy particle physics simulation. But you only have a lame Macbook. Your gaming rig would do the job, but its fans are spinning so loud your neighbors complained. Solution? Just use ETHs Euler general purpose super computer ! Even though they explicitely write that Euler is “not a supercomputer”, supercomputer just sounds cooler than “general purpose” computer. ...

Painless way to install NumPy & Co. on OSX

Dec 1, 2014

When working with scientific data, NumPy, SciPy etc. are often used. They can be quite a pain in the ass to setup: many dependencies, some modules have to be compiled (which sometimes works…), so often PIP does not work out of the box. Also, the Apple Developer Command Line Tools have to be installed for this to use the compilers. The very simple solution to this is Anaconda , a Python distribution containing almost anything would ever want: NumPy , Skikit-Learn , and also file format libraries like H5Py . ...