June 22–26, 2014
Leipzig, Germany

Presentation Details

Name: If you Can’t Beat Them, Lead Them – Convergence of Supercomputing & Next Generation “Extreme” Big Data
Time: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
05:15 pm - 06:00 pm
Room:   Hall 1
CCL - Congress Center Leipzig
Breaks:04:15 pm - 05:15 pm Coffee Break
Keynoter:   Satoshi Matsuoka, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Abstract:   “Big Data” is quickly becoming one of the most important elements of modern IT. While much efforts are being made in higher level algorithms based on advanced statistical & deep learning theories, system level work on accelerating big data has been rather meager, many of the work exemplified by minor improvements on Hadoop running on re-purposed web servers on the cloud with commodity servers with slow hard disks, gigabit Ethernets and heavily layered software stack with significant overheads. By contrast, leading supercomputers now embody performance metrics, which, in some cases matching the entire Internet, and some of the data-intensive workloads executed therein can easily be considered as next-generation big data workloads. For the future “extreme” big data workloads we believe that supercomputer architecture will converge with those for big data in a way that it will serve a leadership technological role, as will be exemplified in the talk by a number of recent Japanese research projects on the subject including our JST-CREST “Extreme Big Data” project.