Georgia Tech Selected for Big Data National Initiative

Expertise will help develop tools for supercomputing discoveries

As part of President Barack Obama’s new initiative for big data, the Georgia Institute of Technology has been selected to participate in a Department of Energy (DOE) project that will develop new tools for scientists working with supercomputers. The Scalable Data Management, Analysis and Visualization (SDAV) Institute will bring together the expertise of six national laboratories and seven universities. The goal is to create instruments to help researchers manage and visualize data on the department’s supercomputers, which will further streamline the processes scientists use to make discoveries using the department’s research facilities.

The team from the Center for Experimental Research Computer Systems (CERCS), Karsten Schwan, Greg Eisenhauer and Matt Wolf, will lead Georgia Tech’s involvement in the national initiative.

“By being part of the SDAV team, the Georgia Tech researchers and the software artifacts we have been producing can more widely affect research around the nation,” said Schwan, director of CERCS. “More importantly, our work can enable scientists to carry out their science mission more effectively."

The Georgia Tech team is also part of one of the CoDesign projects being undertaken by DOE researchers that will work to improve the combustion processes used in internal combustion engines.

President Obama announced the $200 million Big Data Research and Development Initiative on Thursday, March 29. Visit here to learn more about the announcement.