Ordenadores más sabios (artículo en La Vanguardia)

2018-01-12T23:37:19+00:00 May 19th, 2015|

Hoy La Vanguardia ha publicado un nuevo artículo escrito por Mateo y por mi mismo acerca de hacia donde van los ordenadores y sus consecuencias, buenas y no tan buenas.  Esperamos que les guste y sobretodo que piensen en ello. Estos ordenadores están ya aquí y han venido para quedarse, ¡no lo duden! ( artículos anteriores en La Vanguardia). Ordenadores más sabios por Jordi Torres y Mateo Valero Ya hace tiempo que hemos pasado de una era tecnologicabasada en el procesamiento de numeros a una en que los textos y contenidos multimedia tambien son computables y, al mismo tiempo, accesibles digitalmente desde cual-quier lugar y en cualquier momento. Los dis-positivos moviles interaccionan con los usua-rios y lo hacen entre si. De ahora en adelante, la computacion tambien [...]

What we mean by Cognitive Computing

2017-08-09T12:21:57+00:00 April 22nd, 2015|

We are entering a new era in computing that departs form the current model of computing as process automation to provide a collaborative platform for discovery to gain actionable insights. To do so, research community are including advanced analytics tools in the systems middleware to offer predictive models . Thanks to the advent of Big Data these models can be improved, or “trained”, by exposing them to large data sets that were previously unavailable. The general idea is that instead of instructing a computer what to do, we are going to simply throw data at the problem and tell the computer to figure it out itself.  For this purpose the computer middleware takes functions from the brain like: inference, prediction, correlation, abstraction, … giving to the systems to possibility to do [...]

New developer position at BSC in our research group

2017-08-09T12:22:58+00:00 April 11th, 2015|

The Autonomic Systems and e-Business Platforms group from the Computer Science Department at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS) under the collaboration agreement with CA Technologies is offering a developer position. The project will be developed in close collaboration with industrial partners. CLOSING DATE:  Thursday, 30 April, 2015 Key Duties The position is aimed to contribute to the design and development of a framework for corporate databases (mail data, human resources data, servers logs, etc.) integration and mining Requirements Education BS or above in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Telecommunications Engineering. Knowledge The position requires knowledge of python, javascript, NoSQL queries but previous experience with big data visualization, data mining tools and spark is a plus. Good level of English is required (and understand spoken Spanish or Catalan). [...]

Internet global como una nueva galaxia

2018-01-12T23:41:56+00:00 March 24th, 2015|

La revista F. (La Revista del Foment)  incluye en su última edición  un artículo con el título "Internet global como una nueva galaxia" que me pidió su director, el escritor Valentí Puig.  El encargo era, partiendo de como es la Internet actual, hacer una breve reflexión de hacia donde va con la llegada del Cognitive Computing (aunque sin mencionar explicitamente la computación cognitiva por no confundir al lector con nuevas etiquetas).  El artículo lo pueden encontrar en las páginas 28 y 29 de este PDF de la revista (accesible desde la web de Foment del Treball) Espero que les guste. La versión en catalán se encuentra en este PDF. Mi agradecimiento a Valentí Puig y a Foment del Treball por ayudar a divulgar la tecnología, esta vez entre los empresarios, que sin duda [...]

More than 100 Supercomputer experts gather in Barcelona this week

2017-08-09T12:24:48+00:00 January 29th, 2015|

BSC is participating actively in the workshop series on Big Data and Extreme-scale Computing (BDEC) is premised on the idea that we must begin to systematically map out and account for the ways in which the major issues associated with Big Data intersect with, impinge upon, and potentially change the national (and international) plans that are now being laid for achieving exascale computing. The goal is to help the international community develop a plan for building a partnership to provide the next generation of HPC software to support big data and extreme computing for scientific discovery. The third meeting in this series of 2-day workshops will be held in Barcelona, on January 29th and 30th, Thursday and Friday, with a reception on Wednesday, January 28th. Along with application leaders confronting [...]

Beca para hacer el doctorado en el Barcelona Supercomputing Center

2017-08-09T12:27:09+00:00 December 17th, 2014|

Becas de ”la Caixa” para estudios de doctorado en universidades españolas (ref. BSC-Autonomic 01/2015) Acaba de abrirse la convocatoria de Becas para estudios de doctorado en universidades españolas de la obra social la Caixa y nuestro grupo de investigación tiene una posición de investigador/investigadora para cursar el doctorado en el contexto del Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS) y dentro del programa de doctorado Arquitectura de Computadores de la UPC Barcelona Tech (que cumple con el requisito de mención de calidad requerido en la convocatoria), para un candidato o candidata que consiga esta beca. Para optar a esta beca hace falta la nacionalidad española y cumplir todos los requisitos de acceso a un programa oficial de doctorado en septiembre de 2015 (la incorporación al programa de doctorado se haría entre Septiembre de 2015 y Enero de 2016). El trabajo de [...]

David Carrera selected for ERC Starting Grant

2017-08-09T12:27:14+00:00 December 17th, 2014|

David Carrera, one of the senior researchers in our research group, have been selected for a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant, for his project Holistic Integration of Emerging Supercomputing Technologies (Hi-EST). This first Starting Grant competition under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme awards early-career talent to develop their ambitious high-risk, high-gain research projects. David received the MS degree in 2002 and his PhD in 2008 and since then he has been leading several EU and industrial research projects in our group. David is an outstanding researcher, a Messi in our research group!. Congratulations David! Et mereixies aquest reconeixement! Ets el millor!  

BSC releases COMPSs version 1.2 at SC14

2017-08-09T12:27:33+00:00 November 20th, 2014|

The Grid Computing and Clusters group of Barcelona Supercomputing Center is proud to announce the release of COMPSs version 1.2 during Supercomputing Conference 2014. COMPSs is a framework for easily implement distributed applications. This release implements the following main features: * N implementations for task methods, each with its own constraints. * Constraint-aware resource management. * Support for multicore tasks. * Pluggable schedulers: facilitate the addition of new schedulers and policies. * Extended support for objects in C/C++ binding. * Extended IDE for N implementations and deployment through PMES. * Update cloud connector for rOCCI to work with rocci-cli v4.2.5. * Enhance rOCCI connector to compute the real VM creation times. * Extended resources schema to support Virtual Appliances pricing. * New LSF GAT adaptor. For more [...]

APIs that make it easier to create predictive models

2017-08-09T12:27:37+00:00 November 4th, 2014|

Our research group is working in Data Analytics, where predictive modelling play an important role. Predictive modelling is an important process by which a model is created or chosen to try to best predict the probability of an outcome. Most often the event one wants to predict is in the future, but predictive modelling can be applied to any type of unknown event, regardless of when it occurred. Now, you can use an increasing number of API products offering predictive analytics services that make it easier to create and deploy predictive models in your business or in your app. Last year I invited as a guest lecture in one of my courses one of them,BigML. Together with  Google Prediction API were the only ones I knew. However, as Louis Dorard explains in his blog, there are many [...]

Databricks-Spark comes to Barcelona!

2017-08-09T12:29:10+00:00 October 9th, 2014|

¡Lo hemos conseguido, un meetup con ingenieros llegados de USA para contarnos de primera mano lo que se cuece sobre Spark en la empresa Databricks! Este cuarto meeting contará con Aaron Davidson (Apache Spark committer e Ingeniero de Software en Databricks) y Paco Nathan (Community Evangelism Director  at Databricks) que nos hablarán acerca de 'Building a Unified Data Pipeline in Spark' (conferencia en Inglés). La charla se realizará el próximo jueves 20/Noviembre a las 18.30, en la sala de actos de la FIB, en el campus Nord de la UPC. Os esperamos a todos, seguro que va a ser impresionante! Si estáis interesados es muy importante que os apuntéis lo antes posible  en la lista de asistentes  confirmados del meetup puesto que la capacidad de la sala de actos es de 80 personas y [...]

InnoApps Challenge: a good opportunity to the youth!

2017-08-09T12:29:14+00:00 October 9th, 2014|

Let me to share with you the InnoApps Challenge, which encourages young people to develop innovative mobile apps. In my opinion it will be a great opportunity for your students to learn, network and win. The InnoApps Hackathon, officially launched at the European Youth Event in the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 10 May, builds on last year’s highly successful competition to provide a cross-continental bridge for young people to collaborate, share ideas and jointly create mobile apps that address today’s pressing societal challenges. This year’s edition of InnoApps will see young people teaming up to jointly create innovative mobile apps for smart cities of the future. The competition is designed around a collaborative work environment with built-in tools and support - during the virtual collaboration phase and the Brussels-based hackathon, [...]

The First International Conference on Predictive APIs and Apps will be held in Barcelona

2017-08-09T12:29:16+00:00 September 22nd, 2014|

PAPIs.io will take place on 17-18 November 2014 in Barcelona, at UPC Barcelona Tech campus, right before Strata. It will be the first ever international conference dedicated to Predictive APIs and Predictive Apps. We want PAPIs.io to become an open forum for technologists and researchers on distributed, large-scale machine learning services and developers of real-world predictive applications. We aim at seeding highly technical discussions on the way common and uncommon predictive problems are being solved. However, we want PAPIs to be an eminently hands-on conference. In this first edition, we will focus on the pragmatic issues and challenges that companies on the trenches must face to make predictive APIs and applications a reality, and add academic tracks on future editions, once we understand them better. So if you are working on an interesting Predictive [...]