June 22–26, 2014
Leipzig, Germany

Session Details

Name: Chat: What’s the Big Deal about Big Data?
Time: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
03:15 pm - 04:15 pm
Room:   Hall 1
CCL - Congress Center Leipzig
Breaks:04:15 pm - 05:15 pm Coffee Break
Moderator:   Buddy Bland, ORNL
Panelist:   Satoshi Matsuoka, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  Felix Wortmann, University of St. Gallen & Bosch Internet of Things Lab
  Kathy Yelick, LBNL & UC Berkeley
Abstract:   "Big Data" was named by some the most annoying buzzword of 2012. I agree with this and react sometimes quite allergic to the use of "Big Data". If you have a spreadsheet with more than 100 columns, then you have got "Big Data". If you track your company's mentioning on Twitter, then you are doing "Big Data". HPC has been dealing with big data for all of its existence. But it turns out that the recent commercial emphasis on big data, has coincided with a fundamental change in the sciences as well. As scientific instruments and facilities  produce large amounts of data in an unprecedented rate, the HPC community is reacting to this, with revisiting architecture, tools, and services to address this growth in data. In this chat three leading experts about big data will discuss what "Big Data" means to them, and how HPC is getting ready to address this challenge.