Today I had the opportunity to speak at an Office of Science and Technology Policy event on “Data to Knowledge to Action”. Stan Ahalt (UNC) ran a great breakout on R&D activities for Big Data in Science, and there was an especially good discussion of some of the technical/social/policy issues surrounding big data in a variety of contexts. More info here.
Ioan Raicu was kind enough to invite me to lecture in his data intensive computing course earlier this week. I gave a high-level view of some of the issues in HPC I/O systems targeting computational science. Questions were good, which is always a good sign. Slides can be found here.
While I’ll unfortunately be tied up much of the day in our I/O tutorial, we received some great papers this year, and I encourage you to check out the workshop on Monday Nov. 18th.
I participated in a review back in April with the goal of better understanding the needs of scientists working on DOE-sponsored experiments and facilities. Arie Shoshani and Bruce Hendrickson put together a nice report summarizing the review.
Rob Latham, Katie Antypas, Brent Welch, and I will be presenting our “Parallel I/O in Practice” tutorial at SC again this year, on Monday Nov. 18th. We always have some great discussions and are looking forward to the event!
IASDS is being held in conjunction with IEEE Cluster in Indianapolis, IN this year. It’s the fifth year for the workshop, and Dries and Doug Thain are organizing. The format usually leads to some good discussions.
Rob Latham, Quincey Koziol, and I presented an I/O tutorial on Wed. August 7 at the Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC). Slides from Rob’s and my portion of the talk can be found here.