[FOSDEM] [devroom-managers] [ANN] HPC, Big Data, and Data Science Devroom CfP
vasia at apache.org
Wed Oct 19 12:38:56 CEST 2016
please find below the FOSDEM'17 HPC, Big Data, and Data Science Devroom
Call for Participation.
FOSDEM'17 HPC, Big Data, and Data Science Devroom Call for Participation
Saturday, February 4, 2017, Brussels, Belgium
Also available here: <https://hpc-bigdata-fosdem17.github.io>
We are proud to announce the 2nd edition of the HPC, Big Data and Data
devroom, co-located with FOSDEM 2017. FOSDEM is an annual conference about
and open source software, attended by over 5000 developers and open-source
enthusiasts from all over the world. This devroom is organised by
from the HPC and Big Data communities, who are joining forces to bring both
High Performance Computing (HPC) and Big Data are two important
to scientific computing. HPC typically deals with smaller, highly
data sets and huge amounts of computation while Big Data, not
deals with gigantic, unstructured data sets and focuses on the I/O
bottlenecks. With the Big Data trend unlocking access to an
amount of data, Data Science has emerged to tackle the problem of
processes and approaches to extracting knowledge or insights from these
sets. Machine learning and predictive analytics algorithms have joined
family of more traditional HPC algorithms and are pushing the
of cluster and data scalability.
Free and Open Source communities have been the foundation of the HPC
Data communities for some time. In the HPC community, it should be no
surprise that 497 of the Top500 supercomputers in the world run Linux.
the Big Data side, the Hadoop ecosystem has had a tremendous amount of
Source contributions from a wide range of organizations coming together
under the Apache Software Foundation.
Our goal is to bring the communities together, share expertise, learn
can benefit from each other’s work and foster further joint research and
collaboration. We welcome talks about Free and Open Source solutions to
challenges presented by large scale computing, data management and data
The devroom will take place on Saturday, February 4th, 2017, at ULB (Campus
Solbosch), in Brussels, Belgium. Join us to enjoy a full day of talks,
interesting discussions on open-source HPC, Big Data and Data Science.
Sounds interesting? Submit your talk proposal below and see you in Brussels!
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Architecture and design of High Performance Computing (HPC) and Big Data
Architecture and design of Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) and data
Data security and governance
Tools and technologies related to HPC and computational science, for
Multithreading (OpenMP, etc.)
Distributed computing (MPI, etc.)
GPGPU computing (OpenCL, OpenACC, etc.)
Parallel filesystems and storage
Large-scale performance analysis and debugging
Computational paradigms for Big Data systems
Emerging hardware trends of large scale clusters
Large scale memory pooling
ARM cluster architecture
System administration of HPC and Big Data clusters
User support tools
Machine learning libraries and tools
Scientific software applications, tools and libraries (across all
Big Data platforms, extensions to existing systems, libraries, APIs
Experience reports on using Big Data systems, for example:
Development and configuration issues
Tuning and performance tips and lessons learned
Interesting Big Data use-cases and applications
Comparative analysis of existing systems, evaluation results,
Interdisciplinary HPC/Big Data use-cases, for example:
Applications using both HPC and Big Data technologies
Open research problems on the convergence of HPC and Big Data
Running MPI jobs on Big Data clusters and vice-versa
We invite presenters to submit talk proposals to present high-quality work
sufficient background material to be clear to the HPC, Big Data, and/or Data
Science communities. Talk proposals should be submitted through the FOSDEM
Pentabarf server. Submissions must include:
Expected prior knowledge / intended audience
Links to code / slides / material for the talk (optional)
Links to previous talks by the speaker
Our intention is to have a full day of talks of about 20 minutes each, with
additional 5 minutes for questions by attendees.
We would also like to note:
Talks will be streamed live and will be recorded. By submitting a
speakers agree to being recorded and having their talk made available.
All accepted talks will be about (using) free and open source software.
highly discourage “marketing” talks.
Submit here: <https://penta.fosdem.org/submission/FOSDEM17>
When submitting your talk in Pentabarf, make sure to select the ‘HPC, Big
and Data Science Devroom’ as the ‘Track’.
If you already have a Pentabarf account from a previous FOSDEM edition,
reuse it. Create an account if, and only if, you don’t have one from a
year. If you have any issues with Pentabarf, do not despair: contact
hpc-bigdata-devroom [at] lists.fosdem.org.
Call for participation available: Wednesday 19 October 2016
Call for participation closes: *Friday 2 December 2016* (there will be no
extensions to the deadline!)
Devroom schedule available: 16 December 2016
Devroom date: Saturday 4 February 2017
Ewan Higgs - Western Digital
Kenneth Hoste - HPC team at Ghent University
Roman Shaposhnik - Pivotal
Vasia Kalavri - KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
Please email hpc-bigdata-devroom at lists.fosdem.org with questions or
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