Severo Ochoa Research Seminars

Thursday, 25 May, 2017
In this lecture, organised in collaboration with UPC, Dr Vargas will explore the key challenges and opportunities for data management in the new scientific world, and discuss how a possible data centric artificial intelligence community can best contribute to these exciting domains.
Thursday, 18 May, 2017
In the Big Data era, due to the ever-growing graph scale and algorithm complexity, several distributed graph processing frameworks have attracted many interests from both academia and industry. In this talk, will be investigated how to achieve the trade-off between performance and cost for large scale graph processing on the Cloud.
Wednesday, 10 May, 2017
Fast content-based searches and complex analytics of the vast amount of data collected via social media, cell phones, ubiquitous smart sensors, and satellites is likely to be the biggest economic driver for the IT industry over the next decade. A cheaper and cooler alternative to large clusters which provides high-performance, high-capacity, scalable random-access flash storage, and allows computation near the data via FPGA-based programmable flash controllers will be presented.
Tuesday, 09 May, 2017
In this talk, a structured approach to the management of HPC resilience using the concept of resilience-based design patterns will be presented. A design pattern is a general repeatable solution to a commonly occurring problem. The authors identify the commonly occurring problems and solutions used to deal with faults, errors and failures in HPC systems.
Wednesday, 26 April, 2017
Recent advances in Deep Learning have led to a step change in performance in a number of machine perception tasks including visual perception, speech recognition, and natural language understanding after decades of slow progress in these areas. This tutorial is an introduction to the topic with short hands-on session. Strictly through registration. Seminar starts at 9:00am.
Tuesday, 28 March, 2017
Prof. Christoph Schär uses emerging heterogeneous supercomputing architectures to accomplish limited-area weather and climate model simulations such as COSMO that is able to run entirely on GPUs (rather than CPUs). Please join us for his presentation on Tuesday March 28th at 12.00, room C6-E101.
Friday, 17 March, 2017
This lecture is for BSC staff only. In this talk Prof. Sifakis will discuss rigorous system design as a formal and accountable process leading from requirements to correct-by-construction implementations.
Thursday, 16 March, 2017
This time we are honored to present a lecture by Prof. Joseph Sifakis, who was recognized with the prestigious Turing award in 2007 together with Edmund M. Clarke and E. Allen Emerson for their roles in developing model checking into a highly effective verification technology, widely adopted in the hardware and software industries. Prof. Sifakis´ talk is titled On the Nature of Computing and it is open to everyone. This lecture is organized jointly with FIB as part of the FIB 40th anniversary program.
Friday, 17 February, 2017
In this Research Seminar we are proud to have two well known speakers: Prof. Wen-Mei Hwu and prof. Avi Mendelson. Wen Mei Hwu will talk about all the recent developments regarding Innovative Applications and Technology Pivots. Avi Mendelson will present a lecture around NVDRAM. During his talk he will discuss what has been done so far and the challenges ahead.