The 2nd International School on Heterogeneous Computing Infrastructure started in Budva, Montenegro on Monday. Tomsk Polytechnic University is one of the organizers of the school along with the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, the National Research Center ‘Kurchatov Institute’ and the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN). The School brings together young scientists working in the field of analysis of Big Data, machine learning and scientific visualization. Six graduate students from Tomsk Polytechnic University will present their reports at the conference.
The conference is held on 25-29 September in the framework of the XXVI International Symposium on Nuclear Electronics and Computing NEC’2017.
‘The participants will discuss Big Data in science, business, industry, the application of graphic processors for experimental data processing and high-performance and high-speed computing systems, as well as machine learning.
It will be possible to attend interesting lectures, take part in seminars on supercomputers, scientific visualization and data control systems in the experiments of the Large Hadron Collider,’ tells Maxim Ivanov, Chair of the Department of Software Engineering.
All the participants of the school were chosen on a competitive basis. TPU graduate students were successful in the competition to present their reports at the conference’s sessions.
‘Nowadays TPU takes an active part in Big Data research work,’ notes TPU Vice-Rector for Research and Innovations Sergei Baidali. – The University established the Big Data Laboratory headed by Alexei Klimentov from the Brookhaven National Laboratory (USA). The laboratory is focused on collection, processing and analysis of Big Data, object visualization, methods of data storage and management, development of proper software. Researchers of the laboratory are regularly trained at other research institutes in Russia and take part in the experiments of the European Center for Nuclear Research.
In 2017, we have enrolled the first students for the master program Big Data Solutions. From the very beginning of the academic year they joined the research projects of the Institute of Cybernetics.’
In 2016, Tomsk Polytechnic University hosted the International Youth Science School dedicated to distributed heterogeneous computing infrastructure. The School brought together leading researchers from Russia, Great Britain, USA and Italy.