Big Data Methods Workshop

Monday, February 22, 2016

Experts from San Dieogo SuperComputer Center (SDSC) will present a one day tutorial on big data technologies and on latest SDSC resources. 

The workshop will be composed of lectures and a hands-on session (please bring a laptop if you would like to participate in the hands-on session).

Coffee, refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Please register by entering your name and e-mail: (REGISTRATION CLOSED)

Course material is posted at:

Details and tentative schedule:


  • Introduction of San Diego Supercomputer Center - Data Science and HPC  
  • Introduction to SDSC HPC Systems - Comet and Gordon hardware (including simple hands-on job submission)
  • Introduction to Python 
  • Big Picture of Data Science Approaches and Tools
  • Description of Hadoop (including hands on with Hadoop)


  • Introductory Spark for Scientific Computing (including hands on with Spark)
  • Introduction of MongoDB with Pymongo 
  • Introduction of neo4j
  • Brief Discussion of Advanced Spark for Scientific Computing  


Date: February 22, 2016

Time: Tentatively scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Location: Elings Hall, Room 1601

Pre-requisites: Some experience with Linux on a cluster