NITRD 2015 Invited Panelist: Supercomputing and Big Data: From Collision to Convergence

Nov 18, 2015 10:30 AM — 12:00 PM
Austin, TX

Supercomputing and Big Data: From Collision to Convergence

As data intensive science emerges, the need for high performance computing (HPC) to converge capacity and capabilities with Big Data becomes more apparent and urgent. Capacity requirements have stemmed from science data processing and the creation of large scale data products (e.g., earth observations, Large Hadron Collider, square-kilometer array antenna) and simulation model output (e.g., flight mission plans, weather and climate models). Capacity growth is further amplified by the need for more rapidly ingesting, analyzing, and visualizing voluminous data to improve understanding of known physical processes, discover new phenomena, and compare results.

  • How does HPC need to change in order to meet these Big Data needs?
  • What can HPC and Big Data communities learn from each other?
  • What impact will this have on conventional workflows, architectures, and tools?

An invited international panel of experts will examine these disruptive technologies and consider their long-term impacts and research directions.


  • George O. Strawn (Moderator) - Networking and Information Technology Research and Development National Coordination Office
  • David Bader - Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Ian Foster - University of Chicago
  • Bruce Hendrickson - Sandia National Laboratories
  • Randy Bryant - Executive Office of the President, Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • George Biros - The University of Texas at Austin
  • Andrew W. Moore - Carnegie Mellon University

David A. Bader
David A. Bader
Distinguished Professor and Director of the Institute for Data Science

David A. Bader is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science at New Jersey Institute of Technology.