June 16-20, 2013

Leipzig, Germany

Session Details

Name: Better Understanding Brains, Genomes & Life Using HPC Systems
Time: Wednesday, June 19, 2013
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Room:   Hall 2
CCL - Congress Center Leipzig
Breaks:10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Coffee Break
Chair(s):   David A. Bader, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:   One of the most important real-world grand challenges is the understanding of complex biological systems. New technologies have allowed the sequencing of genomes at unprecedented rates and volumes and new sensors allow for the scanning and imaging of living beings. The challenges are immense, in terms of both computational requirements and data intensity, and require the use of high-performance computing and big data technologies for tackling these challenges. This session will explore three areas in medical and life sciences; i.e., analyzing massive collections of genomic sequences, scalable life simulation, and brain-scale neuronal networks. The session will encourage the dialog between the HPC and Big Data technologists and the life sciences application developers.  
Presentations: Bioinformatics, Big Data & HPC: Practice & Thoughts
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    BingQiang Wang, BGI
Efficient & Scalable Bio-Molecular Simulations on HPC Systems
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Rossen Apostolov, KTH Royal Institute of Technology & ScalaLife
Simulation Technology for Brain-Scale Neuronal Networks
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Markus Diesmann, INM/IAS Jülich & RWTH
Program may be subject to changes.