CSCE 496/896 (Spring 2018) Hack-A-Thon 3: Training Tensorflow Models on Crane

Assigned Monday, January 29
Due Thursday, February 1 Saturday, February 3 at 11:59 p.m.

First, download the file hackathon_3.ipynb. Then, go to and log in via two-factor authentication. You then need to select "Local Jupyter Notebook" and click "Upload" to upload hackathon_3.ipynb

The MNIST data and submission scripts are on crane in the folder

This folder contains the script for submitting optimization jobs to crane, as well as the example python script and sample output and log files job.out and job.err. Also in this folder is the subfolder mnist, which has four numpy files: mnist_test_images.npy, mnist_train_images.npy, mnist_test_labels.npy, and mnist_train_labels.npy. (These files are also zipped up in, but you should use the ones already on crane for this assignment.) The Jupyter Notebook for this hack-a-thon contains instructions for reading data from these files and partitioning the test files into validation and optimization sets.

Now you should be able to step through the notebook. When done, select "File" → "Close and Halt". Then check the box next to your notebook and click "Download". Then go to handin and submit your ipynb file by 11:59pm Thursday.

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