United Kingdom Science & Technology Facilities Council Big Data Conference

In December 2012 GDELT creator Kalev Leetaru traveled to Daresbury in the United Kingdom to present at the joint SGI and United Kingdom Science & Technology Facilities Council "Unleash the Power of Big Data" conference hosted on the Sci-Tech Daresbury campus. STFC is tasked with maintaining the nation at the "forefront of international science and tackling some of the most significant challenges facing society" and maintains the largest single supercomputer in the United Kingdom. Kalev spoke on his latest work on modeling global societal function using the largest shared memory supercomputer in the world, the SGI UV2000 system.