Oct 17 – 21, 2016
US/Pacific timezone

Big Data: Genomics vs. Physics

Oct 19, 2016, 9:25 AM
Building 50 Auditorium (LBNL)

Building 50 Auditorium


Berkeley, CA 94720


Tony Wildish (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)


Big data is typically characterized by only a few features, such as Volume, Velocity and Variety. This is a simplification that overlooks many factors that affect the way data is used and managed, factors that can have a profound effect on the computing systems needed to serve different communities.

I compare the computing and data-management needs of the genomics domain with those of big physics experiments, highlight the differences between them and discuss the implications of those differences.

Primary author

Tony Wildish (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

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