High performance big data clustering

Ankit Agrawal*, Md Mostofa Ali Patwary, William Hendrix, Wei-Keng Liao, Alok Nidhi Choudhary

*Corresponding author for this work

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6 Scopus citations


Scientific advances are collectively exploding the amount, diversity, and complexity of data becoming available. Our ability to collect huge amounts of data has greatly surpassed our analytical capacity to make sense of it. Efficient use of high performance computing techniques is critical for the success of the data-driven paradigm to scientific discovery. Data clustering is one of the fundamental analytics tasks heavily relied upon in many application domains, like astrohpysics, climate science, bioinformatics, etc. In this book chapter, we illustrate the challenges and opportunities in mining big data using two recently developed scalable parallel clustering algorithms. Experimental results on millions of high-dimensional data points clustered in parallel on thousands of processor cores are also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCloud Computing and Big Data
PublisherIOS Press BV
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9781614993216
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

Publication series

NameAdvances in Parallel Computing
ISSN (Print)0927-5452


  • big data
  • clustering
  • density-based clustering
  • hierarchical clustering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)


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