This BoF is co-organised and co-chaired between Dr. Happy Sithole -Director of the Centre for HPC of South Africa, and Nicolás Erdödy – CEO, Open Parallel, New Zealand
The objective for this Session is to keep the momentum in placing SKA on the agenda of the Supercomputing Community, and thus ISC is one of the events that addresses developments around the world.
Hence we would like to keep the discussions on computing developments and Big Data to also include the SKA.
The BoF is approved as a one hour session (5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Monday 19th June 2017), that we plan to divide as follows:
17:00 – 17:15 hrs
Co-chairs Dr. Happy Sithole and Nicolás Erdödy
Dr. Andrew Ensor (Director of the New Zealand SKA Alliance)
François Kapp (Sub-System Manager, Digital Backend, SKA South Africa)
Juan Carlos Guzmán (ATNF Software and Computing Group Leader at CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (CASS), CSIRO, Australia)
This part will be welcoming the audience and outlining the objective of the BoF.
Updates on Construction and Computing for SKA:
17:15 – 17:30 hrs
Dr. Miles Deegan, HPC specialist from the SKA Office (SKAO, UK) will present the latest on timescales, sizing and possible procurement approaches.
The aim is to brief the community on the status of the construction and what are the choices of computing being considered, giving the big data ideas from SKA’s perspective, and also technology requirements.
17:30 – 17:45 hrs
Processor manufacturers – industry
Representatives from OEMs will be invited for panel discussions and respond to a set of questions relating to big data.
Patricia Damkroger – INTEL
Eric Van Hensbergen – ARM
Participation from the floor
17:45 – 18:00 hrs
General participation and debate including integrators and suppliers.
Debate, Q&A and contribution from the floor on what are the priorities for big data technology and techniques.