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Jordi Torres

Professor & Research Manager, Barcelona Supercomputing Center

Jordi Torres is a professor at UPC and research manager at BSC that explores the future of computing by performing high-level research in areas such as Big Data Analytics. Right now he also has a consultative and strategy role with a visionary task related to next generation technology. He is both a creative thinker and influential collaborator base on that he has worn many hats throughout his long career. He acts as an expert for various organizations and companies and mentors entrepreneurs. He is also a writer and collaborates with Spanish mass media and maintains a Blog


Spark Deployment and Performance Evaluation on a Petascale HPC Setup

Traditional HPC systems are designed according to the compute-centric paradigm, with focus on computing power, and the goal to process as many floating-point operations per second as possible. However, the growing importance of data-intensive applications…