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Upcoming PE&RC Discussion Group Meetings
 
B-Wise Seminar
Tuesday 2 May 2017 (12.30 - 13.30 hrs)
On Tuesday May 2nd, there will be a B-Wise meeting at 12:30h in room C0221 in the Forum building. Lunch will be available from 12:00h onwards. Speakers are Yang Li (UMCG Groningen) and Satria Kautsar (WU Bioinformatics).
PSI Discussion Group: The effect of drought and rewetting on soil microbes (Annelein Meisner (Lund University))
Wednesday 3 May 2017 (15:30-17:00 hrs)
The discussion group Plant-Soil Interactions (PSI) offers a platform of discussion, meeting and networking amongst fellow plant & soil researchers (to stay informed, contact: plantsrock.wageningen@gmail.com)
R-Users meeting: ‘An introduction to parallel programming with R’
Wednesday 17 May (16:00 - 17:00 hrs)
Nowadays nearly every computer processor contains multiple cores (even smartphone processors do) that allow to boost processing performance and let them keep up with Moore’s Law. However, standard evaluation in R makes use of 1 core only. In this talk an introduction will be given how to use the whole power of your machine, by presenting basic principles of functional programming (which is a useful concept to ease parallel computation), how these principles can be used to distribute tasks among the CPUs of your machine and at last pros and cons for parallel computation.