Title: Boosting the Impact of Extreme and Sustainable Graph Processing for Urgent Societal Challenges in Europe
The First Workshop on Serverless, Extreme-Scale, and Sustainable Graph Processing Systems (GraphSys), Co-located with ICPE 2023, April 15-19, Coimbra, Portugal (https://sites.google.com/view/graphsys23/home)
Authors: Nuria de Lama Sanchez (International Data Corporation Madrid, Spain), Peter Haase (metaphacts GmbH Walldorf, Germany), Dumitru Roman (SINTEF AS), and Radu Prodan (University of Klagenfurt
Abstract: We explore the potential of the Graph-Massivizer project funded by the Horizon Europe research and innovation program of the European Union to boost the impact of extreme and sustainable graph processing for mitigating existing urgent societal challenges. Current graph processing platforms do not support diverse workloads, models, languages, and algebraic frameworks. Existing specialized platforms are difficult to use by non-experts and suffer from limited portability and interoperability, leading to redundant efforts and inefficient resource and energy consumption due to vendor and even platform lock-in. While synthetic data emerged as an invaluable resource overshadowing actual data for developing robust artificial intelligence analytics, graph generation remains a challenge due to extreme dimensionality and complexity. On the European scale, this practice is unsustainable and, thus, threatens the possibility of creating a climate-neutral and sustainable economy based on graph data. Making graph processing sustainable is essential but needs credible evidence. The grand vision of the Graph-Massivizer project is a technological solution, coupled with field experiments and experience-sharing, for a high-performance and sustainable graph processing of extreme data with a proper response for any need and organizational size by 2030.