31 12, 2014

2015: Cognitive Computing + Apache Spark + Marenostrum, la nueva ola del Big Data

2017-08-09T12:27:01+00:00December 31st, 2014|

No me siento autorizado para realizar una predicción exhaustiva de lo que se avecina para el 2015 en la escena global del Big Data. En todo caso me atrevo a expresar algunas reflexiones y, en concreto, algunas de las apuestas de nuestro grupo de investigación en el BSC para el 2015. Espero que sólo con estas lineas pueda aportarles valor dándoles inspiración [...]

20 12, 2014

Apache Spark 1.2 is out!

2017-08-09T12:27:04+00:00December 20th, 2014|

Spark 1.2 is out! More than 172 contributions! Check it at http://spark.apache.org/news/spark-1-2-0-released.html. Yesterday Databricks announced this new in his blog. Congratulations!  This release contains more than 1000 patches from 172 contributors.  Spark 1.2 introduces many new features along with scalability, usability and performance improvements: Optimizations in Spark’s core engine: Spark 1.2 includes several cross-cutting optimizations focused on performance for large scale [...]

17 12, 2014

Beca para hacer el doctorado en el Barcelona Supercomputing Center

2017-08-09T12:27:09+00:00December 17th, 2014|

Becas de ”la Caixa” para estudios de doctorado en universidades españolas (ref. BSC-Autonomic 01/2015) Acaba de abrirse la convocatoria de Becas para estudios de doctorado en universidades españolas de la obra social la Caixa y nuestro grupo de investigación tiene una posición de investigador/investigadora para cursar el doctorado en el contexto del Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS) y dentro del programa de doctorado Arquitectura [...]

17 12, 2014

David Carrera selected for ERC Starting Grant

2017-08-09T12:27:14+00:00December 17th, 2014|

David Carrera, one of the senior researchers in our research group, have been selected for a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant, for his project Holistic Integration of Emerging Supercomputing Technologies (Hi-EST). This first Starting Grant competition under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme awards early-career talent to develop their ambitious high-risk, high-gain research projects. David received the MS degree in 2002 and [...]

14 12, 2014

Free online courses in AI & ML

2017-08-09T12:27:20+00:00December 14th, 2014|

Some of my colleagues asked to me for a recommendation for a free online course in AI or ML. There are several excellent free online courses in AI & ML. I'm not probably the best advisor in this area. What I can share is that I have partially followed the lectures of these three professors and it helped me: [...]