25 11, 2015

Spark Summit: Stories about Spark, HPC and Barcelona

2017-08-09T12:15:26+00:00November 25th, 2015|

Dear readers, I’m a little bit late posting this information, but I have been up to my eyes with work!. Few weeks ago I attended the European Spark Summit held in Amsterdam. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet and talk with the spark community. The summit started with Matei Zaharia, who talked about how spark usage is evolving and [...]

9 03, 2015

Talking about Cognitive Computing Platforms with Barcelona GSE Master Data Science Students

2017-08-12T16:05:48+00:00March 9th, 2015|

Last week I gave a conference to Master Data Science students at Barcelona Graduated School of Economics.  We started talking about Big Data, the newest and one of the most exciting technologies currently available to business and society.  We pay attention that the technology is often so subtle that people have no idea that big data is actually helping make their lives easier. The talk was [...]

8 03, 2015

Ets un emprenedor?

2019-01-10T14:22:44+00:00March 8th, 2015|

Des de fa temps que vinc parlat d'emprenedoria, tant en aquest bloc  com en les meves assignatures. Un tema que m'engresca perquè el considero de valor  i que sens dubte als meus alumnes els hi agrada parlar-ne. Però a diferència de conceptes tecnològics habituals, quan intento emmarcar el tema i cerco una definició de partida, m'és difícil definir en poques [...]

25 02, 2015

El maestro (El mestre), nuevo libro de Màrius Mollà

2017-08-09T12:24:32+00:00February 25th, 2015|

Les animo a leer un gran libro, El maestro, que acaba de salir publicado, de un gran escritor como es Màrius  Mollà. Aunque se trate de una novela ambientada en el siglo pasado, el tema nos invita a una reflexión muy actual y a mi parecer de máxima importancia en los momentos en que vivimos. Comparto con el autor que [...]

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 [...]

24 04, 2014

Bequest Connecta’t a la Enginyeria per a joves

2019-01-10T14:25:03+00:00April 24th, 2014|

M'han demanat si podria ajudar a difondre la Beca Carnet Jove Connecta’t a la Enginyeria, una de les onze beques del Carnet Jove aquest 2014 amb l’objectiu de  promoure la participació i inserció dels joves al món professional. Només faltaria!  enginyers  i enginyeres és del que més falta a aquest país! La Beca Connecta’t a la Enginyeria ofereix [...]

21 04, 2014

Spark Ecosystem

2017-08-09T12:31:48+00:00April 21st, 2014|

In a previous post  we introduced Spark, a framework that will play an important role in the Big Data area.  You can find a good starting point to understand what is Spark following this page from DataBricks, however let me reproduce an overview in this post. Spark runs on top of existing Hadoop clusters to provide enhanced and additional functionality. Although Hadoop [...]

15 04, 2014

Drones: Google acquires a new startup

2019-01-10T14:25:03+00:00April 15th, 2014|

Google acquired a maker of solar-powered drones, the start-up Titan Aerospace, a company that builds large drones that rely on solar power to stay in flight for years. As I read they can carry without problem equipment to carry out applications like mapping, tracking and communication.  It seems that Google will have Tital Aerospace work closely with  the project Loon, which uses high-altitude [...]

30 12, 2013

How to Install a Temperature & Humidity Sensor on your Raspberry Pi – A Step by Step Guide

2017-08-09T15:34:40+00:00December 30th, 2013|

This step by step guide to install a temperature&Humidity sensor on your Raspberry Pi (Revision 2 type) is  written by Bernat Torres and myself. It was an amazing experience for us!.  The prototype build in this hands-on is part of the scientific project of the secondary school in our town. It is an execellent example to show the diverse [...]

14 12, 2013

Google Doctoral Fellowship in Barcelona

2017-08-09T12:38:48+00:00December 14th, 2013|

Google Doctoral Fellowship in Barcelona (ref. BSC-Autonomic 02/2014) The Research Group Autonomic Systems and eBusiness Platforms  at Barcelona Supercomputing Center, invites outstanding PhD candidates to apply for one full-time PhD at UPC Barcelona Tech under the Google European Doctoral Fellowship Programme. Only high quality European PhD programs of a few European technical universities have been invited to participate [...]

6 12, 2013

Conferencia de Daniel Villatoro: Tweetbeat of the City

2017-08-09T12:39:33+00:00December 6th, 2013|

El próximo miercoles tenemos una nueva guest lecture de Daniel Villatoro en nuestra asignatura  Cloud Computing and Big Data de la FIB aprovechando que nos visita a nuestro grupo de investigación en el BSC/UPC. Daniel es doctor en Inteligencia Artificial que actualmente está desarrollando su labor de investigador en el Barcelona Digital además de ser profesor asociado en la [...]

1 12, 2013

Pronto tendremos un nuevo edificio en el BSC

2019-01-10T14:26:02+00:00December 1st, 2013|

BSC-CNS y la Fundación Repsol han firmado un convenio que permitirá terminar las obras de la nueva sede del BSC-CNS en 2016 para albergar a más de 300 investigadores y especialistas en I+D. Ha sido esta semana durante la visita al BSC del ministro de Economía y Competitividad, Luis de Guindos, y el conseller d’Economia i Coneixement de [...]