Lecture: Professor Alexander Szalay, 'Extreme Data Intensive Computing in Astrophysics'

Past Event

21 January 2011, 5:00pm

Clarendon Laboratory
Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU

Professor Alexander Szalay (Johns Hopkins University)

Scientific computing is increasingly revolving around massive amounts of data. From physical sciences to numerical simulations, we are soon dealing with Petabytes if not Exabytes of data. This new, data-centric computing requires a new look at computing architectures and strategies for statistical analyses. Several large-scale data analysis projects in astronomy and physics will be discussed, including statistical analyses of large galaxy catalogs. We will also explore strategies of interacting with very large amounts of data, and compare various large-scale data analysis platforms.

To be followed by a Drinks Reception from 5.30pm in the foyer of the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre.