Prof. Achim Streit (KIT-SCC) (KIT-SCC)
Dr. Pavel Weber (KIT-SCC)
Tim Bell (CERN)
CERN is undergoing a major transformation in how computing services are delivered with the addition of a second data centre to help process over 35PB/year from the Large Hadron Collider. Within the constraints of fixed budget and manpower, agile computing techniques and common open source tools are being adopted to support over 11,000 physicists. By challenging special requirements and...
Prof. Richard Frackowiak (University of Lausanne)
Big Data and Storage Systems
We now know that a single gene mutation may present with multiple phenotypes, and vice versa, that a range of genetic abnormalities may cause a single phenotype. These observations lead to the conclusion that a deeper understanding is needed of the way changes at one spatial or temporal level of organisation (e.g., genetic, proteomic or metabolic) integrate and translate into others,...
Vincent Brillault (CERN)
In a computing environment in constant evolution, the security management of our systems need to adapt: cyber-criminals use new attack angles, new technologies and architectures are introduced, old security models are weakened, etc. This presentation will cover such recent evolutions from a security point of view and discuss new or future security challenges.
6. From Milliwatts to PFLOPS - High-Performance and Energy Efficient General Purpose x86 Multi/Many-Core Architecture
Dr. Michael Klemm (Intel)
As we see Moore's Law alive and well, more and more parallelism is introduced into all computing platforms and on all levels of integration and programming to achieve higher performance and energy efficiency. We will discuss the new Intel® Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture for highly-parallel workloads with general purpose, energy efficient TFLOPS performance on a single chip. This also...
Dr. Anthony Brew (IBM)
In today’s smarter planet whether it’s smart meters in an electric grid, escalators and security cameras in office buildings, signals and switches from railroad networks or Wi-Fi in airplanes or the software systems that support them, our world is filled with devices that are instrumented and interconnected. There was a time when a person walking through a building and checking meters...
Kathrin Spreyer (inovex GmbH)
We will present two real-world data warehousing projects we solved using Hadoop. Both projects resulted in hybrid data warehouses, with Hadoop in the backend and a relational database as the interface for both BI tools and business users. We describe the architecture as well as the data sources and data volume involved.
Mirko Kämpf (Cloudera)
I am planning to shed light onto the theme of 'Metadata Management' in Hadoop. The Hive-Metastore exists for a long time and complementary to to it, there is HCatalog. With this Pig users and MapReduce developers can access those Metadata as well. But how do we handle time-dependent aspects of Complex Systems that consist of multiple interrelated layers represented as graphs? To handle...
Dr. Massimo Torquati (University of Pisa)
FastFlow is an open-source C++ research framework to support the development of multi-threaded applications in modern multi/many-core heterogeneous platforms. The framework provides well-known stream-based algorithm skeleton constructs such as pipeline, task-farm and loop that are used to build more complex and powerful pattern: parallel_for, map, reduce, macro data-flow interpreter,...
Dr. Emmanuel Müller (KIT)
Outlier analysis is an important data mining task that aims to detect unexpected, rare, and suspicious objects in large and complex databases. Consistency checks in sensor networks, fraud detection in financial transactions, and emergency detection in health surveillance are only some of today’s application domains for outlier analysis. As measuring and storing of data has become cheap, in all...
Dr. Benedikt Hegner (CERN)
Michael Gienger (University of Stuttgart)
With the advent of cloud computing, flexible and scalable services have been provided with the ambition to utilize bare metal resources in a more efficient way. The base technology for cloud computing is represented by virtualization; hence servers can contain several virtualized operating systems in a single physical box. As a small example, most of the servers offering web services are...
Christian Dornacher (HITACHI DATA SYSTEMS GmbH) (HITACHI DATA SYSTEMS GmbH)
Big Data Analytics: Strategy and Use-Cases The presentation by Christian Dornacher covers Hitachi’s strategy for Big Data Analytics solutions based on existing know-how from solutions like predictive maintenance and log-analytics. It also shows different customer use-cases and how these customers plan to get better insight in their data. About the presenter Christian Dornacher has...
Dr. Jürgen Hagedorn (SAP)
Karl Fürlinger (University of Munich)
The two most common approaches for parallel programming are message passing (for example using MPI, the message passing interface) and threading (for example using OpenMP or Pthreads). Threading is generally considered an easier and more straightforward solution for parallel programming but it can generally only be used on a single shared memory node. MPI, on the other hand, scales...
Dr. Paul Millar (DESY)
Proving who you are is a prerequisite for using computer resources, but the explosion of big data resources has resulted in users who are more likely to be remote and use the resources briefly. This tension has provided the opportunity for fresh solutions that are better suited to modern scientific methods. In this talk, such challenges are presented along with their solutions, using the...
Dr. Fabrizio Gagliardi (University of Catalonia)
The talk will discuss the current transformation in the computing landscape. The advent of Virtualization have made possible highly scalable and affordable distributed computing systems such as those offered by Cloud providers, public or private. This poses new challenges and problems to do with latency in accessing the data, SLAs, privacy and security issues. At the same time the explosion of...