Data-intensive computing virtual summer school

June 30, 2014 – July 2, 2014
DLR 221

Purdue will host a no-fee virtual summer school on data-intensive computing aimed at students, post-doctoral researchers and faculty from Purdue and other Indiana schools and professionals from government, business and industry looking to gain skills in managing, processing and gaining insight from large amounts of data.

The virtual summer school will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 30 to July 2 in the Discovery Learning Research Center, Room 221, at Purdue’s Discovery Park. Space is limited so participants should register soon. There is no cost to register.

Participants register through the National Science Foundation Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), in which Purdue is a partner. A free XSEDE account can be created on the XSEDE user portal at Once you have an account, you can register at or this site.

The virtual summer school will cover the nuts and bolts of data-intensive computing, common tools and software, predictive analytics algorithms, data management and non-relational database models. The emphasis is on providing a solid foundation as a starting point for advanced topics relevant to attendees’ work. Those attending should be experienced working with Linux, familiar with relational databases and understand basic programming concepts.

Originally posted: April 10, 2014