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New conference series launched

21 February 2013



SC events, the organisers of the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) and ISC Cloud, has announced a new conference series – the ISC Big Data Conference.

The inaugural event will be held on 25 and 26 September at the Marriott Hotel, Heidelberg, Germany. Over two days, the forum will scrutinise all facets of Big Data in order to empower practitioners and vendors who want to learn more about this rapidly evolving set of technologies.

The first Big Data Conference, 'ISC Big Data – Where HPC and Enterprise Meet' will be chaired by Sverre Jarp, the CTO of CERN Openlab in Geneva, Switzerland.

Jarp brings with him more than 39 years of managerial and technical experience in the areas of high-throughput computing (HPC) and big data. His current fields of interest encompass multiple areas, including parallel programming and big data management for physics and other scientific domains.

'Commodity-based servers and fast interconnects allow companies and service providers to build infrastructure to transform data into meaningful results, significant trends and predictions. Big Data Analytics has become synonymous with power and competitive advantage through the extraction of valuable knowledge by transforming the data,' said Jarp.

'The challenge when implementing a 'Big Data' strategy is to select all the right building blocks allowing enterprise analysts or scientists to sift through huge amounts of data in the most nimble way and acquire genuine knowledge from it.'

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