HCM CITY (VNS) — Dealing with big data is the theme for a two-day national symposium on information and communications technology (ICT) problems which closed yesterday in HCM City.
"The national symposium is an annual forum for researchers, managers, lecturers and programmers to exchange learning and application experiences as well as seek co-operation," Dr. Nguyen Manh Hung, principal of Nguyen Tat Thanh University, said during his opening speech.
Dr. Fang-Pang Lin, director of the division of Cloud Computing and System Integration for the Taiwanese National Centre for High-Performance Computing, delivered a presentation titled Development of Cyber-Infrastructure from Sensing to Understanding.
"Cyber-infrastructure has been widely used to describe ICT infrastructures that are pertinent to the internet, which is strongly related to high performance computing in the ICT community," he said.
In the era of grid computing, the community focuses on connecting geographical heterogeneous computing silos to form a virtual organisation with resource sharing for big science.
This is then involved in cloud computing, utility computing, big data computing and ubiquitous computing with the popular notion of the Internet of Things in order to meet real economic and social needs.
Professor and Dr. Ho Tu Bao from the Japanese Modern Technology and Science Institute and HCM City National University's John Von Neumann Institute shared challenges in research for big data exploitation.
"Big data has been repeatedly mentioned for several years. It relates to most fields but challenges are ahead," he said.
This year, 300 ICT experts presented 96 reports at nine sub-committees, including network and cloud computing; software; database; language processing, ICT for society and economy; database exploitation; and multimedia and simulation.
The Viet Nam Academy of Science and Technology, Information Technology Institute and Nguyen Tat Thanh University co-operated to organise the symposium. —VNS