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Bristol Branch - Real Big Data

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

Thursday, 24 May 2018 from 18:45 to 21:45 (BST)

Bristol Branch - Real Big Data

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Speakers: David Standingford & Dr Luke Kreczko

6.45pm Refreshments
7.15pm Main Talk

The experiments in the High Energy Particle Physics (HEP) community, with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiments in particular, produce vast amounts of data every year. However, only a small fraction of this data, in the order of tens of petabytes, can be stored.

The presentation aims to summarise the flow of the data from experiment to physicist as well as the supporting computing infrastructure. We will briefly discuss the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment and its data reduction systems, the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid, and future challenges in this sector.

Dr Luke KreczkoLuke Kreczko is a Research Associate in the particle physics group at the University of Bristol. Currently he spends his time on precision measurements and trigger studies at the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), simulation and software development at the Lux-Zeplin experiment, and maintenance of the Bristol Tier 2 computing site. As a passionate physicist and technologist he is part of an effort to modernise the way petabytes worth of physics data are analysed.

David Standingford

David Standingford is a technology leader and manager with experience in the UK, Australia and the USA. Prior to co-founding Zenotech Ltd, Standingford worked as a lecturer in mathematics and fluid dynamics at the University of Adelaide, as a postdoctoral researcher on the NASA Microgravity Programme at the University of Delaware, and most recently at BAE Systems Advanced Technology Centre as the Theme Technology Leader for Design and Materials Technology, responsible for Computational Engineering, IT Strategy, Materials Science and Stealth. Standingford is a Lead Technologist at the Centre for Modelling and Simulation (CFMS) and is the Chairman of the ERCOFTAC Knowledge Network Committee (KNC).


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Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
Filton Road
BS34 8QZ Bristol
United Kingdom

Thursday, 24 May 2018 from 18:45 to 21:45 (BST)


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