BalticLSC has engaged in collaboration with Golem

New partnership includes exchanging knowledge and expertise, collaborating, attending workshops and meetings and other early-stage contributions

After several meetings and workshops, BalticLSC and Golem, a supplier of supercomputing power, are ready to announce the collaboration between the two.

Golem is a global, open source, decentralised supercomputer that anyone can access. It seeks to provide an infrastructure for developers to build and share their own distributed task frameworks and to monetise their ideas by using Golem’s tools and ecosystem. Read more about Golem on its website.

At the moment, the partnership between BalticLSC and Golem includes exchanging knowledge and expertise, collaborating, attending workshops and meetings and other early-stage contributions.

As for the knowledge exchange, it concerns both technical and business issues, including:

  • Architectures of distributed systems
  • Security and integrity of computations
  • Distributed market for computing power
  • Definition of business models for large scale and distributed computing

However, the collaboration is not restricted to the four areas mentioned above. There are many research and development verticals of overlap between BalticLSC and Golem and the scope of the partnership continues to take shape over time.

As it advances, together we are looking into potential use cases that fit into the distributed computing models of both BalticLSC and Golem and. This includes active reach out to companies (mainly SMEs) expected to bring some new interesting use cases.

In terms of the future plans, we are considering interfacing a BalticLSC and Golem solution to create a common big space of computing resources. The expected outcomes of this cooperation are to be determined, since the BalticLSC project is still in its early stage.

We will be updating about the progress of this promising partnership, that seeks to alleviate problems with computing power on business around the region. If you have a use-case that might benefit from these ideas and work, please do not hesitate to reach out at michal.smialek@ee.pw.edu.pl or contact@golem.network.

Large-scale data computation – the engine of business competitiveness

BalticLSC paves the way to more comprehensive, inclusive and simplified large-scale computing services in the Baltic Sea region.

The integration of big data technologies has emerged as an exciting new paradigm for industry and life. Needless to say, the importance of supercomputers and computational methods for nowadays science and engineering are on the rise. However, these powerful methods and machines are no longer used by scientists exclusively. Businesses are taking a piece of the action too.

Large-scale computing (LSC) technologies give companies a competitive advantage by helping them to be more efficient and quickly discover new insights that drive revenue. For instance, by processing tons of raw data to make predictions or create simulations LSC technologies take the guesswork out of business decisions.

In the field of life sciences, including pharmaceutical, biotechnologies and healthcare industries, big data technologies can be used to create a molecular chemistry model to help diagnose and treat patients. Also, it can be used for clinical data mining to find new medical breakthroughs or identifying genetic patterns, knowledge of which allows preventing certain DNR disorders from developing.  

In high-stakes energy industry companies use LSC technologies to analyse data from seismic surveys, create geological models and simulate drilling. It means that today new oil and gas deposits findings require data-driven decisions where to drill, how to drill, and what to expect.

Financial service industry is yet another example of the successful usage of big data. The industry faces new regulations, cybersecurity risks, and tons of electronic payments every day. Therefore, financial service companies use LSC technologies to model economic equations, complete financial transactions in milliseconds and react quickly to market changes.

Even though computational methods are used relatively widely, using them efficiently requires both, expert knowledge, and solid experience applying the technologies. In this context, BalticLSC project plays a crucial role by identifying fields where LSC capabilities could boost business competitiveness, providing necessary competences to those in need, and expanding the capacity of LSC service providers in the Baltic Sea region.