The International GridKa School "Big Data, Clouds and Grids" is one of the leading summer schools for advanced computing techniques in Europe. The school provides a forum for scientists and technology leaders, experts and novices to facilitate knowledge sharing and information exchange.The target audience are different groups like grid and cloud newbies, advanced users as well as administrators, graduate and PhD students. GridKa School is hosted by Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC) of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). It is organized by KIT and the HGF Alliance "Physics at the Terascale".
This year we will continue to highlight the program tracks, which were initially introduced last year and were accepted with great interest. In addition we will pay more attention to Big Data Management and related technologies. Main topics of the school this year are:
- Big Data and Large scale data management
- Multi-core computing
- Effective programming
- GPU Computing
- Cloud services and applications
- Grid middleware administration
- Security and incident management
- Storage Technologies
Half of the school consists of the expert talks, which cover the fundamental and theoretical aspects of the topics. While the other half consists of the hands-on sessions and workshops, which give the participants the excellent chance to gain the practical experience on techniques and tools.
If you are interested in following the development of latest cloud and big data technologies, if you would like to gain the real practical experience during the hands on sessions and bring know-how to your group, institute or company, if you would like to meet many experts and interesting people you could informally talk to, you should attend the school.