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Peter V. Coveney to Keynote ISC Cloud & Big Data

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Today the ISC Cloud & Big Data conference announced that Professor Peter V. Coveney from University College London will be their keynote speaker. Coveney will discuss the current state-of-the-art in the development of personalized medicine, at the event, which takes place Sept. 28-30 in Frankfurt, Germany.

Time to Unite Exascale and Big Data

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In this video, Dan Reed from the University of Iowa describes the era of Exascale Computing and Big Data. In a recent paper co-authored with Jack Dongarra, Reed makes an impassioned plea for hardware and software integration and cultural convergence.

insideBIGDATA Guide to Scientific Research

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Daniel Gutierrez, Managing Editor, of insideBIGDATA has put together a terrific Guide to Scientific Research. The goal of this paper is to provide a road map for scientific researchers wishing to capitalize on the rapid growth of big data technology for collecting, transforming, analyzing, and visualizing large scientific data sets.

Ed Seidel Presents: Supercomputing in an Era of Big Data and Big Collaboration

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“Supercomputing has reached a level of maturity and capability where many areas of science and engineering are not only advancing rapidly due to computing power, they cannot progress without it. I will illustrate examples from NCSA’s Blue Waters supercomputer, and from major data-intensive projects including the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, and give thoughts on what will be needed going forward.”

HPC News Bytes for June 11, 2015

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While we’re always on the lookout for HPC news, not everything makes it to the front page. Global HPC news items from this week include updates from Cray, Dell, DSRC, Oak Ridge, and Sentient Technologies.

Video: Towards Inevitable Convergence of HPC and Big Data

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Satoshi Matsuoka from the Tokyo Institute of Technology discusses Big Data at the NCSA Blue Waters Symposium. “The trend towards convergence is not only strategic however but rather inevitable as the Moore’s law ends such that sustained growth in data capabilities, not compute, will advance the capacity and thus the overall capacities towards accelerating research and ultimately the industry.”

Bright Cluster Manager Speeds Deployment of Apache Hadoop

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Today Bright Computing announced a significant update to distribution-agnostic Bright Cluster Manager for Apache Hadoop at the Hadoop Summit North America 2015.

Call for Posters: New York Scientific Data Summit

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“This annual meeting aims to accelerate data-driven discovery and innovation by bringing together researchers, developers and end-users from academia, industry, utilities and state and federal governments. Jointly organized by Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Stony Brook University (SBU), and New York University (NYU) the theme of this year’s conference is “Frontiers in Scientific Data.”

UK Hartree Center Partners with IBM on Big Data

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Today the UK government announced a £313 million partnership with information technology leader IBM to boost Big Data research in the UK.

Podcast: Satoshi Matsuoka on the Convergence of HPC and Big Data

Dr. Satoshi Matsuoka, University of Tokyo

“Rapid growth in the use cases and demands for extreme computing and huge data processing is leading to convergence of the two infrastructures. The trend towards convergence is not only strategic however but rather inevitable as the Moore’s law ends such that sustained growth in data capabilities, not compute, will advance the capacity and thus the overall capacities towards accelerating research and ultimately the industry.”