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IEEE/ACM CCGrid 2014

14th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing

May 26-29, 2014 -- Chicago, IL, USA

Program: Keynotes

Keynote Talk -- Tuesday, May 27

Dr. Farnam Jahanian, the National Science Foundation Assistant Director for the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) 

The Transformative Impact of Computing and Communication in a Data-Driven World

Abstract: We are witnessing unprecedented growth of scientific and social data, deep integration of the cyber and physical worlds, wireless connectivity at broadband speeds, and seamless access to resources in the cloud. These advances are transforming the way we work, play, communicate, learn, and discover. Investments in ambitious, long-term research and infrastructure, as well as in the development of a workforce empowered by computation and data, enable these advances and are a national imperative. This talk will focus on the technological advances and emerging trends that are shaping our future and accelerating the pace of discovery and innovation across all science and engineering disciplines. It will also describe how these trends inform priorities and programs at National Science Foundation.

Yves RobertShort biography: Dr. Farnam Jahanian leads the National Science Foundation Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE). He guides CISE in its mission to uphold the Nation's leadership in scientific discovery and engineering innovation through its support of fundamental research in computer and information science and engineering and of transformative advances in cyberinfrastructure. Dr. Jahanian is on leave from the University of Michigan, where he holds the Edward S. Davidson Collegiate Professorship and served as Chair for Computer Science and Engineering from 2007 - 2011 and as Director of the Software Systems Laboratory from 1997 - 2000. His research on Internet infrastructure security formed the basis for the Internet security company Arbor Networks, which he co-founded in 2001 and where he served as Chairman until its acquisition in 2010. He has testified before Congress on a broad range of topics, including cybersecurity and Big Data. Dr. Jahanian holds a master's degree and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a Fellow of ACM, IEEE and AAAS.

Keynote Talk -- Wednesday, May 28

 Dr. Ion Stoica, Professor, Computer Science Division, University of California, Berkeley

Taming Big Data with Berkeley Data Analytics Stack (BDAS)

Abstract: Today, big and small organizations alike collect huge amounts of data, and
they do so with one goal in mind: extract "value" through sophisticated exploratory analysis, and use it as the basis to make decisions as varied as personalized treatment and ad targeting. Unfortunately, existing data analytics tools are slow in answering queries, as they typically require to sift through huge amounts of data stored on disk, and are even less suitable for complex computations, such as machine learning algorithms. These limitations leave the potential of extracting value of big data unfulfilled.

To address this challenge, we are developing BDAS, an open source data analytics stack that provides interactive response times for complex computations on massive data. To achieve this goal, BDAS supports efficient, large-scale in-memory data processing, and allows users and applications to trade between query accuracy, time, and cost. In this talk, I'll present the architecture, challenges, results, and our experience with developing BDAS, with a focus on Apache Spark, an in-memory cluster computing engine that provides support for a variety of workloads, including batch, streaming, and iterative computations. In a relatively short time, Spark has become the most active big data project in the open source community, and is already being used by over one hundred companies and research institutions.

Ion StoicaShort Biography Dr. Ion Stoica is a Professor in the EECS Department at University of California at Berkeley. He received his PhD from Carnegie Mellon University in 2000. He does research on cloud computing and networked computer systems. Past work includes the Dynamic Packet State (DPS), Chord DHT, Internet Indirection Infrastructure (i3), declarative networks, replay-debugging, and multi-layer tracing in distributed systems. His current research focuses on resource management and scheduling for data centers, cluster computing frameworks, and network architectures. He is an ACM Fellow and has received numerous awards, including the SIGCOMM Test of Time Award (2011), and the ACM doctoral dissertation award (2001). In 2006, he co-founded Conviva, a startup to commercialize technologies for large scale video distribution, and in 2013, he co-founded Databricks as startup to commercialize technologies for Big Data processing.

Keynote Talk -- Thursday, May 29

Dr. Yves Robert, Professor, Winner of the 2014 IEEE TCSC Award for Excellence in Scalable Computing, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon.

Fault-Tolerance Techniques for Computing at Scale

Abstract: Resilience is a critical issue for large-scale platforms. This talk will survey fault-tolerant techniques for high-performance computing:
- Overview of failure types and typical probability distributions
- Brief discussion of application-specific techniques, such as ABFT
- The standard general-purpose technique, checkpoint and rollback recovery
- Recent extensions with replication, prediction and silent error detection
- Relevant execution scenarios, evaluated and compared through quantitative models.
The talk includes several illustrative examples and targets a general audience.

Yves RobertShort biography: Dr. Yves Robert received the PhD degree from Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble. He is currently a full professor in the Computer Science Laboratory LIP at ENS Lyon. He is the author of 7 books, 130 papers published in international journals, and 195 papers published in international conferences. He is the editor of 11 book proceedings and 13 journal special issues. He is the advisor of 26 PhD theses. His main research interests are scheduling techniques and resilient algorithms for large-scale platforms. Yves Robert served on many editorial boards, including IEEE TPDS. He was the program chair of HiPC'2006 in Bangalore, IPDPS'2008 in Miami,ISPDC'2009 in Lisbon, ICPP'2013 in Lyon and HiPC'2013 in Bangalore. He is a Fellow of the IEEE. He has been elected a Senior Member of Institut Universitaire de France in2007 and renewed in 2012. He holds a Visiting Scientist position at the University of Tennessee Knoxville since 2011.