The Basis for BDEC

Informed partly by the work of the International Exascale Software Project (IESP, 2009-2012), in the past five years, the United States, the European Union, Japan and China have each moved aggressively to develop their own plans for achieving exascale computing in the next decade. Such concerted planning by the traditional leaders of high performance computing speaks eloquently about both the substantial rewards that await the success of such efforts, and about the unprecedented technical obstacles that apparently block the path upward to get there.

But while these exascale initiatives have understandably focused on the big challenges of exascale for hardware and software architecture, the relatively recent emergence of the phenomena of Big Data in a wide variety of scientific fields represents a tectonic shift that is transforming the entire research landscape on which all plans for exascale computing must play out.

Building on the work of the IESP, the Big Data and Extreme-scale Computing (BDEC) community has staged a series of workshops that have endeavored to map out and account for the ways in which the major issues associated with Big Data intersect with, impinge upon, and potentially change, the national (and international) plans that are now being laid for achieving exascale computing.

  • BDEC Pathways to Convergence Report



November 20, 2019
Colorado Convention Center

BDEC2 San Diego

October 15 to October 17, 2019
La Jolla Shores Hotel

BDEC2 Poznan

May 14 to May 16, 2019
Hotel Mercure Poznan Centrum

BDEC2 Kobe

February 19 to February 21, 2019
RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS)

BDEC2 Indiana

November 28 to November 30, 2018
Cyberinfrastructure Building (CIB)

BDEC2 BoF at SC18

November 14, 2018
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

BDECng Chicago

March 26 to March 28, 2018

BDEC BoF at SC17

November 15, 2017
Colorado Convention Center

BDEC China

March 09 to March 10, 2017
Wuxi, China


November 16, 2016

BDEC Frankfurt

June 15 to June 17, 2016
Hotel NH Frankfurt Airport West


November 18, 2015

Reporting Meeting at ISC 2015

July 16, 2015
Matrix Room, Frankfurt Marriott Hotel

BDEC Barcelona

January 29 to January 30, 2015
Barceló Sants Hotel

BDEC Fukuoka, Japan

February 26 to February 28, 2014
Centennial Hall Kyushu University School of Medicine

BDEC Charleston

April 30 to May 01, 2013
Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel


BDEC builds upon the work of the International Exascale Software Project

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