HPC (High-Performance the Computing) for Big Data on Cloud: Opportunities and Challenges
Big data and cloud computing are emerging as new promising technologies, gaining noticeable momentum in now-a-days IT. Now-a-days and unprecedentedly, the amount of produced data exceeds all what has been generated since the dawn of computing; a fact which is mainly due to the pervasiveness of IT usage and to the ubiquity of Internet access. Nevertheless, this generated big data is only valuable if processed and mined. To be processed and mined big data, substantial HPC (High-Performance Computing) power is needed; a faculty which is not that affordable for most, unless the authors adopt for a convenient venue, e.g., cloud computing.