30 06, 2014

Google launches DataFlow (a successor to MapReduce)

2017-08-09T12:30:08+00:00June 30th, 2014|

I'm in San Francisco ready to attend tomorrow to the 2014 Spark Summit. As I already mentioned in this blog Apache Spark is one technology that's emerged as a potential alternative to Mapreduce/Hadoop. But it seem that it is not the only one.  Last week, also here in San Francisco, at its Google I/O 2014 conference, Google unveiled their successor [...]

26 06, 2014

Barcelona Supercomputing Center starts to work on Deep Learning

2017-08-09T12:29:27+00:00June 26th, 2014|

What is Deep Learning? We can consider Deep Learning as a new area of Machine Learning research with the objective of moving Machine Learning closer to Artificial Intelligence (one of its original goals).  Our research group has been working in Machine Learning for a long time thanks to Ricard Gavaldà who introduced us in this wonderful world. It [...]

24 06, 2014

BSC releases COMPSs software for large scale parallelisation

2017-08-09T12:29:31+00:00June 24th, 2014|

The Grid Computer and Clusters team at the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre has released COMPSs, a set of tools designed to help developers run applications efficiently on distributed systems such as clusters, grids, and clouds. Our research group is using this programming model in some of our ongoing research work. COMPSs is a task based programming model known for notably [...]

23 06, 2014

Barcelona Spark Meetup: 200 members!!!

2017-08-09T12:29:33+00:00June 23rd, 2014|

Hi, the Barcelona Spark Meetup  achieved the magical number of 200 sparkers!  Great new for all of us! Thank you! After the successful kickoff , the second meeting will feature David Rodriguez (CTO at Urbiotica) speaking about Apache Spark as a scalable and fault-tolerant environment for batch, speed and serving layer (talk in Spanish). We hope to see you next Thursday 10th July in this second meetup. [...]

19 06, 2014

A Master on Smart Healthcare starts next September 2014

2017-08-09T12:29:38+00:00June 19th, 2014|

A good colleague from the University of Girona , Beatriz López, told me about the Smart Healthcare Master. The Master aims to prepare technologists for the current revolution of health services based on the intensive use of data. Have you ever analysed how the use of mobile phones by chronic patients will impact the healthcare system? Is it possible to [...]

10 06, 2014

Inicio del “Barcelona Spark Meetup” con Telefónica I+D

2017-08-09T12:29:42+00:00June 10th, 2014|

El próximo jueves llega el primer encuentro mensual del Barcelona Spark Meetup. Impresionante la aceptación que ha tenido este grupo de Spark creado recientemente. ¡Gracias a todos!. Por ello nos hemos animado y ya hemos previsto las posibles actividades en los próximos meses. En este primer encuentro nos acompañaran Daniel Tapiador [1] y Ignacio Blasco[2] de Telefónica I+D para contarnos el [...]

2 06, 2014

Apache Spark 1.0.0: Spark SQL replaces Shark

2017-08-09T12:29:45+00:00June 2nd, 2014|

Apache Spark 1.0.0 released on May 30th. Alessandro Chacon, a former student, realized that there are a new addition into the Spark ecosystem called Spark SQL. Spark SQL is separate from Shark (the current systems used), and does not use Hive under the hood. With the advent of Hadoop and NoSQL databases, building a data warehouse for processing big data became easier, however it requires specialized development skills [...]

1 06, 2014

Business-Driven Resource Allocation and Management for Data Centers in the Cloud Markets

2017-08-09T12:29:47+00:00June 1st, 2014|

This week, Mario Macias, one of the researchers in our research group, did their PhD dissertation. The work is centered in the Cloud Computing arena. Cloud Computing markets arise as an efficient way to allocate resources for the execution of tasks and services within a set of geographically dispersed providers from different organisations. Client applications and service providers meet in a market [...]

1 06, 2014

3rd International Workshop on Citizen Networks

2017-08-09T12:29:49+00:00June 1st, 2014|

We are pleased to announce the organisation of the workshop ‘CitiNet 2014’ by BSC during ECCS 2014. CitiNet 2014 will be a one-day event that will take place on the 25th of September 2014 in Lucca (Italy). The topics addressed include geo-spatial analytics, urban analytics, urban modelling and simulation, and citizen sensor networks, among others. Detailed information about the topics [...]