EXDCI & BDVA Common Session

04 July 2017
09:00 to 15:00

I Portici Hotel
Via dell'Indipendenza 69
40121 Bologna

Big Data (BD) represents a tectonic shift that is transforming the entire research landscape and opens a tremendous range of business opportunities. While the High Performance Computing (HPC) community continues to build and strengthen its ecosystem and is moving toward the exascale unprecedented challenge, there is a need for the HPC and BD communities to systematically map out and account for the ways in which the major issues associated with BD intersect with, impige upon and potentially change the national and international plans that are now being laid out. 

By being a main actor of the Big Data and Extreme-scale Computing (BDEC) workshops, the EXDCI project contributes actively to the dialog between HPC and BD. As there was a need to go further the current state-of-the art, EXDCI invited the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) for a common session which aimed to create linkages between the two communities. 


Time Title  Speaker
08:30 – 12:30h

Common HPC and BD glossary: Determine a common reference to understand possible relationships between a typical HPC stack and a BD Analytics stack

Presentation Hans-Christian Hoppe

Presentation Mark Asch

Hans-Christian HOPPE & Mark ASCH

Cross-Pollination of HPC and BD technologies: What respective technologies/approaches from a HPC stack or a BD Analytics stack can benefit the other’s needs e.g respective hybrid systems that incorporate select elements from either HPC of BD technologies/approaches

Presentation of Jenad Stojanovic


Extreme BD workloads: Understand bottlenecks through better appreciation of centralized and decentralized processing of extreme big data workloads

Presentation of Maria S. Pérez

Maria S. PEREZ

Collaboration between HPC CoEs and BD CoEs: Facilitate better communication between HPC’s CoEs (https://exdci.eu/collaboration/coe)  and BD CoEs (http://i-know.tugraz.at/european-network/)

Presentation of Paul Czech and Edward Curry

Presentation of Erwin Laure

Paul CZECH & Erwin LAURE

Update on Extreme-Scale Demonstrators (ESDs) and Exascale co-design

Presentation of Michael Malms

Michael MALMS

User engagement: Understanding user base (UX Analysis) and the need for skills development and business models

Presentation of Andrea Manieri

Presentation of François Bodin

Andrea MANIERI & François BODIN

Exploring options for possible collaborations in view of forthcoming WP 2018-2020


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