Visualising climate change using Jupyter Notebooks.

A beginners guide to using Jupyter Notebooks on the Microsoft Azure Notebooks services to visualise data  By T.T. Ouzounellis Kavlakonis Microsoft Student Partner at University of Cambridge  About Me: Hello planet Earth! Welcome to my first blog post. My name is Theo and I am a first year Engineering student at Trinity College, University of…

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Innovative assessment by deploying Ok.py and Microsoft Azure at Imperial College

Guest post by Victoria Murphy Imperial College London A new computational course in the Department of Earth Science & Engineering will benefit from innovative software deployed at Imperial College London. Students of the Applied Computational Science and Engineering MSc programme will develop software to solve real-world science and engineering problems, from modelling asteroid impacts to…

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Azure AI Gallery enables developers and data scientists to share their analytics solutions.

Azure AI Gallery is a community-driven site for discovering and sharing solutions. Learn how to contribute. The Gallery has a variety of resources that you can use to develop your own analytics solutions. Students can try Azure Machine Learning for free. No credit card or Azure subscription is required. http://aka.ms/azure4students What can I find in…

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Cloud Computing a blended learning approach to education

The growth in cloud presents challenges for companies to source expertise that securely supports their business when migrating/deploying services to the cloud-particularly Small-Medium-Enterprises(SME) with limited resources. The UK Government recently published the Digital Skills Crisis report, identifying skill-set challenges facing industry,with a shortage in cloud skills negatively impacting business. Microsoft released their report to help…

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Understanding your GPU Performance on Azure with GPU Monitor

So I get lots of questions from Academics. Many are now around performance and optimisation of cloud services. Or simply understanding what students are doing with the resources. Many are specifically around the measurement and management of Azure GPS being used in the teaching of DNN, ML and AIhttps://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/sizes-gpuThe most common is ‘what’s the best…

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Coding for biology using Jupyter Notebooks

Guest post by Dr Benjamin Hall  University of Cambridge Part of the new world of biology is understanding how to best use computers to do research. Whilst the field of computational biology isn’t new, novel ideas constantly in computer science and mathematics opening up new ways of working and addressing problems. Adopting these techniques can…

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Azure Notebooks Overview with Shahrokh Mortazavi Free hosted Jupyter Python/R/F# REPL for learning

Learn more about the FREE Jupyter Notebooks services which is hosted on Azure with a interview with  Shahrokh Mortazavi Azure Notebooks Lead http://notebooks.azure.com, So Azure Notebooks are free hosted Jupyter Python/R/F# REPL for learning to program all the way to mastering Data Science. Azure Notebooks Project Jupyter

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Introductory computing class using Microsoft Azure Notebooks Service powered by the Jupyter

This article was published by the University of Cambridge Engineering department at www.eng.cam.ac.uk/news/department-engineering-increases-student-learning-open-source-azure-service and has been reposted for sharing of best practice within academia. As the pace of global innovation continues to accelerate, the University of Cambridge is evolving engineering curriculum to teach core concepts faster using higher level, open source tools in the public…

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Introducing Students to Microsoft Azure Notebooks using Jupyter and Python

The Microsoft Student Partners at UCL ran a recent event with the UCL Data Science Society Facebook event URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/224172471454325/ to introduce students at UCL to Jupyter Notebooks service which is hosted on Azure called Notebooks.azure.com this a FREE service which offers students with o365 accounts or a Microsoft account single sign on. The event…

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Performance of running NNs across Azure GPU Series Data Science Virtual Machines

One of the question I regularly get, from Student and academics is, Which NN runs the best on Azure? Caffe2MXNetGluonCNTKPyTorchTensorflowKeras(CNTK)ChainerKeras(TF)Lasagne(Theano)Keras(Theano) NNs on Azure So Azure has lots of support for these including prebuilt Azure Batch shipyard container see https://github.com/Azure/batch-shipyard/tree/master/recipes  So one of our colleagues Ilia Karmanov has developed a set of jupyter notebooks for the…

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