PSC Launches Sherlock System With Symposium on Big Data Analytics
The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) on Feb. 1 will launch its newest supercomputer, Sherlock, with official remarks and a technical symposium, "Complex Analytics for Big Data."
Sherlock is a uRiKA graph-analytics appliance developed by YarcData to efficiently discover unknown relationships or patterns hidden in extremely large and complex bodies of information.
Carnegie Mellon President Jared L. Cohon will join University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Mark Nordenberg for the 11 a.m. launch event at the PSC, 300 S. Craig St. CMU's Mark Levine and Pitt's Ralph Roskies, the PSC scientific directors, also will speak at the event, which will be capped by a demonstration of Sherlock's capabilities.
The symposium, which begins at 1 p.m., will feature scientific talks by Randal E. Bryant, dean of the School of Computer Science, and Christos Faloutsos, professor of computer science. Other speakers include Nick Nystrom, PSC director of strategic applications; Songjain Lu and Xinghua Lu of Pitt's Department of Biomedical Informatics, and Jim Harrell, vice president of engineering at YarcData.
The speakers will address such topics as:
- Sherlock's "massively multithreaded" architecture for following multiple leads in complex networks,
- How graph models provide insights on the ways networks of genes and protein can cause cells to become cancerous, and
- Cutting-edge algorithms for working with graphs of unprecedented size to understand the dynamics of social networks.
Attendees may register for the event at: https://www.psc.edu/index.php/events/sherlocklaunch
Sherlock was funded through the Strategic Technologies for Cyberinfrastructure program of the National Science Foundation. The PSC is jointly operated by CMU and Pitt with Westinghouse Electric Co.