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From Evert Lammerts <Evert.Lamme...@sara.nl>
Subject Lecture: Large-scale data processing with Hadoop MapReduce
Date Thu, 17 Nov 2011 14:20:00 GMT
Who:            Dr. Jimmy Lin, University of Maryland,
When:           2 December 2011, 11.00 - 12.00
Where:  Amolf, 2nd floor, Science Park 104, Amsterdam
Directions:     http://www.amolf.nl/about-amolf/visitor/#c42

Register for this lecture at http://bghadoop.eventbrite.com/. Feel free to redistribute! Our
capacity is limited to 65 registrants, so be sure to register in time.

BiG Grid and Amsterdam Information Retrieval (AIR) present a guest lecture by Dr. Jimmy Lin
on the processing of large datasets using the open-source MapReduce implementation Apache
Hadoop. If you are curious to see how Hadoop can help you with your processing needs, and
are not afraid of some technical examples, then this should be a helpful and interesting talk
for you.

Jimmy received his Ph.D. at MIT and is an associate professor at the University of Maryland,
holding several positions. He is currently on sabbatical at Twitter. Jimmy is author of the
book 'Data-Intensive Text Processing with MapReduce', the most exhaustive source of information
on MapReduce currently available. (See http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/~jimmylin/book.html)

Apache Hadoop is an open source data-processing framework that is able to leverage the power
of very large clusters of commodity computers. It's today's most widely used software for
distributed data processing and provides a rich ecosystem of related tools, together with
a large, enthusiastic, and helpful developer community. It has been used to win the 2009 edition
of Jim Gray's Sort benchmark, and it is the processing framework powering Watson, IBM's supercomputer
that won the game-show Jeopardy earlier this year.

BiG Grid and SARA offer access to a prototype Apache Hadoop service to scientists in The Netherlands,
and will have a production-level service ready by the first quarter of 2012. This production
service will offer more than 500 cores of processing power, and 500 terabytes of storage capacity,
and will be made available for all scientists in The Netherlands. For more information contact
us at evert.lammerts@sara.nl.

More information on:
*       Dr. Jimmy Lin: http://ischool.umd.edu/content/jimmy-lin-0
*       Hadoop: http://hadoop.apache.org/
*       Hadoop @ BiG Grid: http://www.sara.nl/project/hadoop

Evert Lammerts
Phone: +31 6 10558303, +31 20 5923017

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