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HPC-BD-Convergence

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  • The Convergence of High Performance Computing, Big Data, and Machine Learning

    "An evolving scientific and technological landscape requires computing platforms for HPC, BD, and ML to be more integrated, but convergence can strain traditional paradigms of computing and software development. Science-based simulation increasingly relies on embedded machine learning models to interpret results from massive outputs as well as to steer computations..."


    HPC-BD-2018 Workshop

The Convergence of High Performance Computing, Big Data, and Machine Learning

A NITRD workshop organized by the High-End Computing and Big Data Interagency Working Groups


Logistics


Questions? Please send questions to HPC-BD-Convergence@nitrd.gov

Purpose


Rationale

An evolving scientific and technological landscape requires computing platforms for HPC, BD, and ML to be more integrated, but convergence can strain traditional paradigms of computing and software development. Science-based simulation increasingly relies on embedded machine learning models to interpret results from massive outputs as well as to steer computations. Likewise, science-based models are being combined with data-driven models to represent complex systems and phenomena. This process is not seamless and there are numerous challenges including the need for: innovative distributed computing and workflow architectures, new software capabilities that incorporate simulation and analytics, and advanced workforce training. This workshop will bring together experts from the Federal agencies, academia and the private sector to discuss these challenges and opportunities, facilitate information sharing and collaboration, and identify research needs.

The National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) and the national Big Data R&D Initiative have highlighted the rapid development of hardware and software for extreme-scale and big data computing, while the National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Plan, and other government Artificial Intelligence and ML initiatives, have highlighted the ubiquitous use of ML and related techniques across a variety of domains.


Goals

The workshop will identify and discuss:


Presentations