Innovatives Supercomputing in Deutschland
inSiDE • Vol. 11 No. 2 • Autumn 2013
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CHANGES Workshop

The second workshop of the CHANGES series took place from September 10 to 12, 2013 in Chicago. CHANGES stands for CHinese-AmericaN-German E-Science and cyberinfrastructure.

Partners are the Computer Network Information Center (CNIC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and the Jülich Supercomputing Centre at Forschungszentrum Jülich. CHANGES provides a high-level platform to discuss latest trends in supercomputing, sophisticated information techniques and interdisciplinary applications. It will not only consider the issues of the partner institutions, but will also take national topics into account. The workshop series was founded in October 2011 and the first workshop took place in September 2012 in Jülich, where the topic High-Performance Computing "Performance Tools, Performance Modelling, and Algorithms" was covered.

This second CHANGES workshop addressed Data-Driven Science: "Data Management, Analytics and Visualization".

Again about 40 well-known experts came together by invitation and discussed latest data-related challenges in their research fields. In addition to several computer and domain scientists from JSC, Prof. Katrin Amunts from the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-1) and Düsseldorf University, Prof. Henning Gast and Prof. Torsten Kuhlen from RWTH Aachen University were members of the German delegation. They talked about Big Data problems in their specific field of research. Besides the presentations, the workshop provided a forum for bi- and trilateral cooperations on student exchanges and mutual research projects. Special emphasis was placed on the question, how to select promising common research projects and how to secure funding for them.

• Norbert Attig
Jülich Supercomputing Centre

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