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Primeur weekly 2013-05-27

Exascale supercomputing

US committee examines next generation exascale supercomputers ...

Iowa VP for Research addresses next-generation supercomputers at congressional hearing ...

The Cloud

ISC Cloud, Big Data Convergence in Heidelberg, Germany ...

IBM PureFlex and SmartCloud Entry allow Zetark to help customers deploy Clouds quickly ...

Cyber Network gears up for growth in the Cloud with IBM PureSystems ...

Oracle survey finds that operational siloes hinder effectiveness of Cloud applications ...

IBM announces new capabilities to deliver real-time analytics via the Cloud ...

CEVA Logistics taps IBM SmartCloud to deliver real-time supply chain services to industry leaders ...

London's Deluxe Digital selects HP to transform film distribution process to cinemas ...

Desktop Grids

NVIDIA GRID unleashes graphics for virtualized desktops ...

EuroFlash

Altair announces record attendance and successful 6th European Altair Technology Conference 2013 in Turin, Italy, from April 22nd -24th ...

CNR fellowships for incoming researchers in the field of Oceanography ...

Univa partners with science + computing to expand Univa's reach to enterprises in Europe and add services to Univa's product suite ...

Competition in the quantum world ...

USFlash

Creating a Raspberry Pi-based Beowulf cluster ...

IBM Watson at your service: new Watson breakthrough transforms how brands engage today's connected consumers ...

NASA Ames selects SGI UV, the Big Brain Computer, for a wide range of research ...

CQUniversity selects SGI to significantly expand its high performance computing environment ...

HP expands thin client solutions for mobility and unified communications ...

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute announce academic collaboration ...

Milwaukee-York researchers forward quest for quantum computing ...

Using Big Data to identify prostate cancers and best treatments ...

Supermicro announces the highest density server solutions with coming Intel Haswell processors ...

IBM helps Xiu.com analyze Big Data to grow daily sales 10 times ...

HP and SAP advance SAP HANA through joint innovation ...

ISC Cloud, Big Data Convergence in Heidelberg, Germany


24 May 2013 Heidelberg - The phrase "Big Data" means different things to different people. Some believe that the Big Data is hype and will fade away with time, but the same was said about Cloud computing four years ago. ISC Events, with its 28 years of experience in organizing scientific computing conferences realized early on that high performance computing (HPC), Big Data and Cloud are converging, prompting far-reaching implications that are changing the worlds of science, engineering and manufacturing.

The fourth ISC'13 Cloud Conference will take place in the Marriott Hotel, Heidelberg, Germany from September 23-24 and the inaugural ISC'13 Big Data Conference will be held at the same venue immediately afterward, from September 25-26.

As the Cloud computing model is proving to be the useful match for Big Data, i.e. providing virtually unlimited resources on demand, many topics and presentations in both conference programs will reflect on that connection.

In his opening keynote titled "HPC and Supercomputing - On our Way towards a New Utility", Jason Stowe, the CEO of Cycle Computing, will be talking about what will happen when scientists and researchers are no longer limited by fixed-size compute and data capacity. His presentation will explore how organisations are running large-scale HPC workloads, using high performance and high throughput utility computing. Several real-world examples will be offered, including Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Pacific Life Insurance, Schrödinger, and others. Based upon these case studies, Jason Stowe will discuss trends that could forever change how computational science is performed.

This year's Cloud conference will also focus on digital manufacturing. The ISC Cloud Chair, Wolfgang Gentzsch commenting on this emerging area, stated: "Small and medium-size companies will really benefit from this conference. Their desktop computers are limited in CPU power and memory size. But early adopters today are already overcoming these limits by bursting into a CAE or Bio Cloud. Half of our speakers will present their use cases from digital manufacturing."

The full programme is available on the Cloud website.

Following the Cloud conference, scientists and business leaders will come together to discuss Big Data in the enterprise, science and other domains based on success stories and real-life case studies.

Two exciting keynotes have been lined up for September 25 and 26 to give the attendees an expansive perspective of the Big Data field.

In the first keynote, "Big Data - Hype or Disruptive Innovation?", Prof. Dr. Felix Wortmann, Assistant Professor of Technology Management at University Sankt Gallen in Switzerland, will offer a reality-check on the Big Data phenomenon. Data-intensive computing and analytics have been around for decades, built on a 20-year technology base encompassing business analytics, data warehousing, and HPC. But three years ago the Big Data juggernaut took off, promising tremendous value from recently commercialized technologies like MapReduce, high performance file systems, in-memory databases, and enterprise-grade solid state disks (SSDs). So is "Big Data" just a new catch phrase for a set of evolving solutions or does it represent a fundamental step-change for the industry?

In the second keynote, Flavio Villanustre, vice president of technology architecture and product at LexisNexis, will offer an industry perspective in his talk, "HPC and Data Intensive Computing: The Road to Convergence". From his perspective, Big Data technologies are linking the disparate worlds of HPC and enterprise computing. As a result, he believes that these two domains are blurring and will now be able leverage each other in exciting new ways. In a second keynote, Dr. Chaitanya Baru, a distinguished scientist at the San Diego Supercomputer Center will present the Big Data Top100, a new initiative to rank systems based on a data-centric benchmark.

The conference will also feature talks on predictive analytics for high energy physics, the use of Hadoop at British Telcom, Google's solutions for big data, and how CERN and EMBL are dealing with the data deluge. Other conference highlights include sessions on vendor platforms built for Big Data and scalable Big Data architectures. A panel discussion will top off the event, bringing together some of the key speakers from the conference.

To celebrate the introduction of the new conference series and the success of the fourth Cloud conference, ISC Events will host an ISC Cloud Big Data BBQ during ISC'13 on June 19. The BBQ will take place 6-8 p.m. at Marché Messehof. This get together will also help attendees to talk business and make new contacts in a relaxed atmosphere.
Source: ISC Events

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Primeur weekly 2013-05-27

Exascale supercomputing

US committee examines next generation exascale supercomputers ...

Iowa VP for Research addresses next-generation supercomputers at congressional hearing ...

The Cloud

ISC Cloud, Big Data Convergence in Heidelberg, Germany ...

IBM PureFlex and SmartCloud Entry allow Zetark to help customers deploy Clouds quickly ...

Cyber Network gears up for growth in the Cloud with IBM PureSystems ...

Oracle survey finds that operational siloes hinder effectiveness of Cloud applications ...

IBM announces new capabilities to deliver real-time analytics via the Cloud ...

CEVA Logistics taps IBM SmartCloud to deliver real-time supply chain services to industry leaders ...

London's Deluxe Digital selects HP to transform film distribution process to cinemas ...

Desktop Grids

NVIDIA GRID unleashes graphics for virtualized desktops ...

EuroFlash

Altair announces record attendance and successful 6th European Altair Technology Conference 2013 in Turin, Italy, from April 22nd -24th ...

CNR fellowships for incoming researchers in the field of Oceanography ...

Univa partners with science + computing to expand Univa's reach to enterprises in Europe and add services to Univa's product suite ...

Competition in the quantum world ...

USFlash

Creating a Raspberry Pi-based Beowulf cluster ...

IBM Watson at your service: new Watson breakthrough transforms how brands engage today's connected consumers ...

NASA Ames selects SGI UV, the Big Brain Computer, for a wide range of research ...

CQUniversity selects SGI to significantly expand its high performance computing environment ...

HP expands thin client solutions for mobility and unified communications ...

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute announce academic collaboration ...

Milwaukee-York researchers forward quest for quantum computing ...

Using Big Data to identify prostate cancers and best treatments ...

Supermicro announces the highest density server solutions with coming Intel Haswell processors ...

IBM helps Xiu.com analyze Big Data to grow daily sales 10 times ...

HP and SAP advance SAP HANA through joint innovation ...