70% of the country's supercomputing capacity is concentrated in Emilia-Romagna. Only on big data we have a network of 1,800 engineers, 230 foreign researchers on a permanent basis and 60 training courses. The future of manufacturing, science and medicine is based on the ability to handle huge amounts of data. We do not have to invent anything. We already have everything, it's just a matter of putting it into a system ».
In Emilia-Romagna we are ready with a real Big data community (read more: http://bit.ly/VolumeValue) and a plan of system investments The Big Data Technopole - Bologna hub will be the physical reference point on Big Data activities and will house:
-International Data centres (ECMWF, CINECA, INFN) -Businesses -The Industry 4.0 competence centre (BI-REX) -Research bodies (ENEA, IOR) -The national meteorology system (ItaliaMeteo) ...and the New international Foundation dedicated to creative thinking on big data’s major cultural and technological challenges The Big Data Technopole – Bologna hub aims to be the heart of European supercomputing systems, a reference point for research and application of big data at the international level.