Talk: Big Process for Big Data - Ian Foster

Ian Foster, distinguished scientist from Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago, will be in New Zealand to provide the opening keynote to in Multicore World 2013. As part of his visit, he has offered to present on the challenges of data management for the research sector. NeSI is delighted to be cooperating with REANNZ to deliver this event to the research sector.

Details on how to attend the talk in person or via webcast are available from the Here is the abstract:

Large and diverse data result in challenging data management problems that researchers and facilities are often ill-equipped to handle. I propose a new approach to these problems based on the outsourcing of research data management tasks to software-as-a-service providers. I argue that this approach can both achieve significant economies of scale and accelerate discovery by allowing researchers to focus on research rather than mundane information technology tasks. I present early results with the approach in the context of Globus Online.

Everyone from the research community is invited to attend the event.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 12:00 to 13:00