ETP4HPC at the European Big Data Value Forum 2017, November 21-23, Versailles


The European Big Data Value Forum 2017, jointly organised by the Big Data Value Association and the European Commission, was held in Versailles, France (Palais des Congrès) from 21st to 23rd November 2017. Keynotes and presentations ranged from cutting-edge industrial applications of Big Data technologies, innovative business cases of the data economy, inspiring future visions, and insights on EU policy-making and R&D&I funding in this area.

"More and more data are available in all sectors of the economy. To understand this massive amount of data is strategic for research, industry and public administration. In this context, it is essential to develop highly efficient parallel systems both hardware and software to be able to tackle the data, known as “High-Performance Data Analytics” (HPDA). This requires new technologies (ranging from storage to system architectures to new programming models) and new efficient algorithms and applications optimized for HPC system".

On Day 2 there was a parallel session in the morning on Big Data and HPC. This session presented the challenges faced by scientific and industrial HPDA users and discuss the technological and architectural aspects. It was chaired by Christiam Saguez - Teratec. The presentations were on:

  • Feedback from HPDA in Oil and Gaz Jean by Yves Blanc (Subsurface Imaging Business Line)
  • High-Performance Data Analytics: HPC meets Big Data, what technological impacts? by Jérôme Stoller (Atos) 
  • Numerical technologies for tomorrow’s agriculture by Denis Wouters (CybeleTech)
  • SAGE: On Building a storage system for HPC + Big Data use cases by Sai Narasimhamurthy (Seagate Research)

On Day 3 there was a  workshop on HPC, Big Data and IoT. The organisers of this workshop were Jim Kenneally, BDVA (Intel Corporation) and Michael Malms, ETP4HPC (IBM). During the workshop the aspects touched on were: Extreme Analytics, High-Performance Data Analytics, Big Data, HPC, IOT/Edge

"Delivering real-time insights generated from extreme big data requires an integrated research view across the generation, processing and consumption of data i.e. high-performance compute (HPC), big data (BD) and internet-of-things (IOT) technologies. This session explored the major issues of commonality and the potential for advancement. Discussions illuminated research priorities to amplify synergies across the computing domains of high-performance, big data and edge. Several speakers from industry and research institutes/academia  shared thought-provoking perspectives and insights on emerging trends. The session was  highly interactive with high attendance and Q&A dialogue". The speakers at this workshop were :

  • Jim Kenneally is Principal Investigator at Intel Corporation’s research labs
  • Michael Malms is ETP4HPC SRA Expert (IBM)
  • Thomas Hahn is Chief Expert Software at Siemens AG
  • Mark Asch is Professor of applied mathematics Université de Picardie and Scientific Expert at Total R&D, Paris
  • Marc Duranton is scientist at CEA (French Atomic Energy Commission) and a member of the European Network on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation (HiPEAC)

Presentation slides can be viewed here.

A full programme of the event can be found at:

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