The mission of HDCRS
The HDCRS working group is part of the IEEE GRSS Earth Science Informatics (ESI) Technical Committee. The main objective of HDCRS is to connect a community of interdisciplinary researchers in remote sensing who are specialized on high-performance and distributed computing, quantum computing and parallel programming models with specialized hardware accelerators.
HDCRS disseminates information and knowledge through educational events, special sessions and tutorials at conferences and publication activities. The group welcomes anyone interested from academia and industry to contribute to our mission.
Focus on three major fields
Supercomputing and Distributed Computing
Supercomputing is the processing of complex or data-intensive problems with a vast number of highly interconnected compute nodes that work in parallel (i.e., HPC). Distributed computing uses multiple compute resources not necessarily located in close proximity to one another but connected via Internet or other networks (e.g., cloud computing).
Specialized Hardware Computing
Specialized hardware accelerators (e.g., GPUs, FPGAs, ASICs) can perform some computing tasks more efficiently than is possible on general-purpose CPUs. Their high processing performance and energy efficiency is due to a combination of specialized operations, parallelism, efficient memory systems, and reduction of overhead.
Quantum computing exploits explicitly quantum mechanical properties (i.e., superposition, entanglement, interference) of matter to perform computations. Emerging quantum technologies (e.g., gate-based and adiabatic quantum computing) have the potential to improve performance and solve previously intractable problems.
1st International Workshop on Searching and Mining Large Collections of Geospatial Data (GeoSearch)
This workshop brings together the art of search engine construction with both geospatial data modeling, data processing and data management to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners interested in GeoSearch
Special Issue on ''Quantum Computing for Earth Observation''
This special issue aims to introduce this extraordinary field to the GRSS community, present the current state-of-the-art in quantum technologies, identify challenges and opportunities, and engage the quantum community for EO in the long-term.
Internal Research Fellow (PostDoc) in Quantum Computing for Earth Observation
Have you finished your PhD in Quantum Computing? Would you like to apply your expertise to address problems for space and Earth? The ESA Φ-lab at the European Space Agency (ESA) is hiring.
Earth Sciences: Instrumentation and Facilities (EAR/IF)
The program supports requests for infrastructure that promote research and education in areas supported by the Division of Earth Sciences (EAR/IF).