Other Training

BSC offers a comprehensive and multidimensional training program to our researchers. In addition the the specialized subject matter training. The Professional Training Program support students and staff to develop research, innovation and functional skills on the right cognitive level.

Appart from the regular HPC related courses and other planned events we also organise a number of ad hoc courses and lectures linked to outside events or jointly with our research and education partners.

Sunday, 01 October, 2017
Big Data systems are computer systems that are based on similar design plans to all the others. We can therefore talk about the management of data in Big Data systems (Big Data Management) and using these data to extract knowledge relevant to the organization with Data Mining and Machine Learning algorithms (Big Data Analytics). Unlike traditional systems, however, there is not so much justification to separate the data exploitation management part, as there is no universal solution for storing data and exploiting them in a Big Data environment. Instead, the architectural solution depends on the specific case of use (exploitation) being considered. This Postgraduate programme provides an overview of Big Data ecosystem and considers both aspects in depth: management (Big Data Management) and exploitation of data (Big Data Analytics), while providing applicability and a business vision within this system.
Tuesday, 21 November, 2017
During the last years, the computing ecosystem is becoming more and more heterogeneous. On the one hand, trends in computer architectures focus on providing different computing devices (CPUs, GPUs and FPGAs) and memories in a single chip or computing node, with the aim of providing better computing devices for the different types of algorithms and applications. On the other hand, distributed platforms such as Clusters, Grids and Clouds, which have been traditionally composed by many homogeneous nodes, are starting to be composed of heterogeneous nodes including processors with different cores, accelerators and memory capacities. This heterogeneity is required to achieve better computing performance with lower energy consumption and must be managed at different levels.