Attraction of the leading scientists to Russian institutions of higher learning, research organizations of the governmental academies of sciences, and governmental research centers of the Russian Federation

Laboratory for the Study of Big Data Technologies (for the projects in the field of "MEGASCIENCE")

About the Laboratory

This laboratory was established as part of a scientific research project supported with a monetary grant awarded by the Government of the Russian Federation under a grant competition designed to provide governmental support to scientific research projects implemented under the supervision of the world's leading scientists at Russian institutions of higher learning (Resolution of the RF Government No.220 of April 9, 2010).

Link to the official web-site of the Laboratory

Grant Agreement No.:

Name of the institution of higher learning:
National Research Centre (NRC) "Kurchatov Institute"

Fields of scientific research:
Computer and Information Sciences

Project goal:

To develop software, technologies and innovations for processing of large amounts of data in science and industry.

Project objectives:

Research in the field of processing of extra-large amounts of data.

Anticipated results: 

The project seeks to create a system of distribution and management of extra-large amounts of data (Big Data Technologies - BDT) for which there are no analogues in the world. This system will make it possible to analyse data with a high degree of efficiency. The creation of the Laboratory for the Study of Big Data Technologies will make it possible to develop and use technologies, algorithms, and software for a large scope of megaprojects in Russia and abroad.
The large data distribution and management system can be used in conjunction with supercomputers. Integration of intellectual technologies and computers used to analyze and study large amounts of data, including virtual reality environments.
Cooperation with the mega-science ATLAS experiment at the Big Hadron Collider at CERN. Cooperation with CERN will provide the laboratory with a unique testing ground for the fine-tuning of their newly developed technologies used to process large
amounts of data. The Big Hadron Collider produces unprecedented amounts of data. In 2010, ATLAS and the three other principal BHC detectors generated 13 petabytes worth of data. Such data production intensity has exceeded the indicators of any other scientific research projects, even those implemented in such data-intensive fields as genomics and climate research. It is forecast that the Big Hadron Collider will exceed its data production output by a factor of five by 2015 and by a factor of 10 – by 2020.

Leading scientist


Full Name: Klimentov Alexey Anatolyevich

Link to the scientist's profile

Academic degree and title:
PhD in Physics and Mathematics, Senior Research Scientist

Job Title:

Head of the group for the development of applied software for physical research at the Brookhaven National Laboratory (USA), Coordinator of distributed processing and analysis of ATLAS data, Head of the group for applied mathematical support at the BNL Department of Physics.

Fields of scientific interests:

Analysis and modeling of computer processes: at present, the leading scientist is spearheading promising projects implemented in new technological fields, including cloud computing, non-relational databases, information storage techniques; he coordinates the project on distribution of computer systems and data processing for the ATLAS experiment. This project entails more than 100 physicists and computer specialists from 60 laboratories and institutes from numerous countries.

Scientific Recognition: 

The leading scientist is a member of the program science boards of the international conferences "Computing in High Energy Physics" (CHEP-2012 and CHEP-2013), "Nuclear Electronics and Computing" (NEC-2011, NEC-2013). He is a member of the board of the ATLAS experiment in charge of metadata, computing model, computing facilities, and is one of the ATLAS managers in charge of software and computing. He is a member of the committee for cloud technologies under the Government of Australia.

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