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Training Wednesday October 5: Using Hadoop for HPC Applications

August 29, 2011 by Francesca Verdier

NERSC will present a training event "Using Hadoop for HPC Applications" on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 from 10:00 to 14:00 PDT. This event will be broadcast over the web and presented in person at NERSC's Oakland Scientific Facility. For more information and to register, see: Using Hadoop for HPC.

There is no registration fee, but please register to help us plan the event.


The MapReduce programming model and its open source implementation Hadoop is gaining traction in the scientific community for addressing the needs of data focused scientific applications. The requirements of these scientific applications are significantly different from the web 2.0 applications that have traditionally used Hadoop. The tutorial will provide an overview of Hadoop technologies, discuss some use cases of Hadoop for science and present the programming challenges with using Hadoop for legacy applications. Participants will access the Hadoop system at NERSC for the hands-on component of the tutorial.