Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center 

Advancing the state-of-the-art in high-performance computing,
communications and data analytics.


February 4, 2014

XSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center are pleased to announce a one day Big Data workshop, to be held February 4, 2014.

This workshop will focus on topics such as Hadoop and SPARQL.

11:00AM – 1:00PM Eastern Time
--Intro to Hadoop--

System overview
-Interacting with HDFS (Hadoop Distributed File System)

-Writing Java Hadoop programs
-Wordcount example
-Compiling and packaging
-Mappers and Reducers
-API Overview

-Hadoop streaming – Hadoop programs in arbitrary languages
-Bash example
-Python example

2:00PM – 5:00PM Eastern Time

--Urika Training--

o Learn the Graph Analytic approach to Data analysis, including some real-world examples.

o Gain an introduction to the RDF data format and the SPARQL query lanquage, with hands-on practice.

o Learn how to interact with the Sherlock Urika system.

Due to demand, this workshop will be telecast to several satellite sites.

This workshop is NOT available via a webcast.

You may attend at any of the following sites.

Register at https://portal.xsede.org/group/xup/course-calendar/-/training-user/class/161

  • Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
  • Clemson University
  • Purdue University
  • Ohio Supercomputer Center
  • University of Houston – Clear Lake
  • University of Iowa
  • Georgia State University
  • University of Utah
  • Notre Dame University
  • University of Connecticut

Please address any questions to Tom Maiden at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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