Archives for November 2017

The BDEC “Pathways to Convergence” Report

Although the“Big Data” revolution first came to public prominence (circa 2010) in on-line enterprises like Google, Amazon and Facebook, it is now widely recognized as the initial phase of a watershed transformaton that modern society generally, and scientific and engineering research in particular, are in the process of undergoing. Responding to this disruptive wave of change, over the past four years the Big Data and Exascale Computing (BDEC) project organized a series of five international workshops that aimed to explore the ways in which the new forms data-centric discovery introduced by this revolution might be integrated with the established, simulation-centric paradigm of the high performance computing (HPC) community…