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2011: Workshop on Large-Scale Data Analysis - February 18

 

Many researchers are faced with massive volumes of data through experiments, observations and simulations in many applications such as material sciences, medicine, genomics, high-energy physics, climate research and astrophysics. Data analysis applications may differ significantly from the current HPC workloads in that the data structures are often irregular (based on strings, trees, graphs, and networks) without the high degree of spatial and temporal locality seen in physics-based simulations using regular matrices.


The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) will start in the next months a new project called "EUREKA" aimed to offer dedicated to large-scale data analysis services. The proposed analysis facility will be used for large-scale analysis of unstructured data and data mining. It is purpose-built for parallel applications that are dynamically changing, require random access to shared memory and typically do not run well on conventional systems and will offer a low latency, high bandwidth and large capacity parallel file system.


This workshop is aimed at researchers who cannot find an adequate system in Switzerland to analyze their data efficiently.

 

Registration deadline: February 15, 2011

Venue

    Radisson Blu Hotel, Lucerne

Time

    10:30 - 16:30

 

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Agenda

10:00 Registration and Coffee


10:30 Welcome and Introduction (Dominik Ulmer, CSCS)
11:00 An overview of the General Parallel Filesystem (Thomas Schoenemeyer, CSCS)
11:30 Data-related challenges in climate research (Isabelle Bey, Center for Climate Systems Modeling, ETH Zurich)
12:00 Data challenges in brain research (Fritjof Helmchen, Brain Research Institute University of Zurich)


Break


13:30 Cray XMT2 Architecture (Shoaib Mufti, Cray)
14:45 Coffee Break  

15:00 SGI Altix UV for data-intensive applications (Ruediger Wolff, SGI)
15:30 User Access Model (Maria Grazia Giuffreda, CSCS)
16:00 Discussion
16:30 End

 

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TRAIN SCHEDULE

From Geneva   Lausanne  Bern Basel  Villigen-Ost    Zurich     Lugano
dep   07:10    07:45  09:00  09:03       08:32    09:04  07:12
arr   10:00    10:00  10:00  10:05       10:05    09:49  09:41
To Geneva   Lausanne  Bern Basel  Villigen-Ost    Zurich     Lugano
dep   17:00    17:00  17:00  16:54       17:10    17:10  17:18
arr   19:50    19:15  18:00  17:55       18:51    17:56  19:45

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