IDIES members receive access to the following unique big data resources, and grant submission support for proposals aligning with the mission of the institute.
The Maryland Advanced Research Computing Center (MARCC) is a shared computing facility located on the Bayview Campus of JHU. MARCC is shared with the University of Maryland College Park, made possible with generous funding from the state of Maryland; and provides stable, efficient and easily expandable housing for high performance clusters.
Johns Hopkins has partnered with Coursera to deliver free online education. JHU faculty, including several IDIES affiliates, lead a variety of courses, including many relevant to data scientists and researchers meeting the challenge of Big Data. IDIES recommends The Data Scientist’s Toolbox, Statistical Inference, and the ever-popular R Programming.
The Data-Scope endeavors to overcome issues related to big data on traditional HPC by Storing the data local to the computer, One-to-One mapping of users to nodes, Leverage GPUs for computation, and Eliminating Bottlenecks.