Frank Linde (NIKHEF (NL))
Axel Naumann (CERN)
High Energy Physics is unthinkable without C++. But C++ is not the language it used to be: today it evolves continuously to respond to new requirements, and to benefit from the streamlined delivery process of new language features to compilers. How should HEP react? After a short, subjective overview of parallel languages and extensions, the main features of C++11 will be presented, including...
Dr. Robert Lupton (Princeton)
Many of the scientific computing frameworks used in 'big science' have several million lines of source code, and software engineering challenges are amongst the most prominent challenges, be it in high-energy physics, astronomy, or other sciences. Dr Robert Lupton of Princeton University will talk the software engineering challenges that face scientific computing and how large scale systems...
Dr. Kostas Glinos (European Commission)
Through joint efforts between the HEP community in the early days of the EU DataGrid project, through EGEE, and via EGI-InSPIRE today, the European Commission has had a profound impact in the way computing and data management for high energy physics is done. Kostas Glinos, Head of Unit eInfrastructures of the European Commission, has been with the European Commission since 1992. He leads...
Jim Kowalkowski (Fermilab)
Developments in concurrency (massive multi-core, GPU, and architectures such as ARM) are changing the physics computing landscape. In this talk dr Jim kowalkowski of Fermilab will describe on the use of GPU, massive multi-core, and the changes that result from massive parallelization and how this impacts data processing and models.
Mr. Philippe Canal (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US))
Developments in many of our key software packages, such as Root 6 and the next generation Geant, will have a significant impact on the way analysis is done. Dr. Philippe Canal will present the birds-eye view on where these developments can lead us, on the way next generation ROOT and Geant can be combined, and on how for example the increased use of concurrency in these key software packages...
Dr. Torre Wenaus (Brookhaven National Laboratory (US))
The computing for the LHC experiments has resulted in spectacular physics during the first few years of running. Now, the long shutdown offers the possibility to re-think some of the underlying concepts, look back to the lessons learned from this first run, and at the same work on revised models for the next after LS1. Dr Torre Wenaus of Brookhaven National Lab will talk about the revisions...
Stefano Spataro (University of Turin)
For many experiments, e.g. those at the LHC, design choices made a very long time ago for the compute and trigger model are still used today. The incoming experiments have the opportunity to make new choices based on the current state of computing technology and novel ways to design the reconstruction frameworks, using the experience from previous experiments as well as already existing...
Brian Paul Bockelman (University of Nebraska (US))
The experience with the processing of large amounts of data results in changing data models and data access patterns, both locally as well as over the wide area. Dr. Brian Bockelman of the University of Nebraska will present the developments in big data for particle physics looking at data mining, extreme data bases, access to data storage, and the impact thereof on data modelling at different...
Dr. Edwin Valentijn (Kapteijn Institute University of Groningen)
Large amounts of data are now streaming daily from large astronomical survey telescopes, such as Lofar and the new generation of wide field imagers at ESO's Paranal Observatory, but also from DNA scanners, text scanners etc etc. In the future the volumes will only increase with ESA's Euclid all sky deep imaging survey mission and SKA. Prof Dr Edwin A. Valentijn of the Kapteyn Institute will...
Dr. Pirjo-Leena Forsström (CSC)
Developments in data preservation and data life cycle management are having great impact the computing and storage landscape. In this talk dr Pirjo-Leena Forsström of CSC (Helsinki) will describe trends and future developments in data services for science, humanities and culture, the way these developments are being addressed by at CSC, and how this could apply to physics data.
Dr. Toon Moene (KNMI)
Weather forecasting is both one of the most visible as well as one of the more demanding applications of computing in the world we know today. The development of forecasting models draws heavily on parallelization and efficient exploitation of many-core systems to get predictions done in near real-time. Because the computational domain is very large when using high resolution models, domain...
Dr. Inder Monga (ESnet)
Networking is one of the important factors in getting physics done, and the flows between data sources, data centres and physicists have reached an unprecedented scale. To make the next step, the network itself has to become more flexible and a schedulable resource. In this talk dr. Inder Monga of ESNet will talk about software defined networking, the protocols and services to describe and...
Harvey Newman (California Institute of Technology (US))
Optical networking plays a key role in high-speed data transport, but the technology is developing at a fast pace. These developments are having direct impact not only for local and wide area data transport, but also in ‘on-line’ systems. Dr. Harvey Newman of Caltech will talk about the future trends not only in topical network, but also looking beyond to what advanced networking can enable tomorrow.