There were a lot of numbers from the very beginning and they grew bigger and bigger as the presentation went on – Harvey Newman of Caltech took us on a speed tour of network development in regard to High Energy Physics. It was – as he said - 35 years in 30 minutes. And his focus was on how High Energy Physics has become a leading application driver and a co-developer of global networks.
And what next? According to Newman the growth rates have been and will continue to be enormous, as we move to exascale data and computing. But will High Energy Physics still be in the lead? That remains to be seen. The future of Big Data could be astronomy, but could be genomics also.
Harvey Newmans presentation is at the end of the recording of the Networks For Big Science Projects session: