The Basis for BDEC

In the past three years, the United States, the European Union, and Japan have each moved aggressively to develop their own plans for achieving exascale computing in the next decade. Such concerted planning by the traditional leaders of high performance computing speaks eloquently about both the substantial rewards that await the success of such efforts, and about the unprecedented technical obstacles that apparently block the path upward to get there.

But while these exascale initiatives have understandably focused on the big challenges of exascale for hardware and software architecture, the relatively recent emergence of the phenomena of Big Data in a wide variety of scientific fields represents a tectonic shift that is transforming the entire research landscape on which all plans for exascale computing must play out.

The workshops on Big Data and Extreme-scale Computing (BDEC) have been premised on the idea that we must begin to systematically map out and account for the ways in which the major issues associated with Big Data intersect with, impinge upon, and potentially change, the national (and international) plans that are now being laid for achieving exascale computing.

  • BDEC Pathways to Convergence Report


BDECng Chicago

March 26 to March 28, 2018

BDEC BoF at SC17

November 15, 2017
Colorado Convention Center

BDEC China

March 09 to March 10, 2017
Wuxi, China


November 16, 2016

BDEC Frankfurt

June 15 to June 17, 2016
Hotel NH Frankfurt Airport West


November 18, 2015

Reporting Meeting at ISC 2015

July 16, 2015
Matrix Room, Frankfurt Marriott Hotel

BDEC Barcelona

January 29 to January 30, 2015
Barceló Sants Hotel

BDEC Fukuoka, Japan

February 26 to February 28, 2014
Centennial Hall Kyushu University School of Medicine

BDEC Charleston

April 30 to May 01, 2013
Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel

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