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HPC Strategy, Procurement, Cost Models and Metrics
Event Type
Tutorial
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Clouds and Distributed Computing
HPC Centre Planning and Operations
TimeSunday, June 16th9am - 1pm
DescriptionHPC leadership and management skills are essential to the success of HPC. This includes securing funding, procuring the right technology, building effective support teams, ensuring value for money, and delivering a high-quality service to users. However, whilst programmers, sysadmins and users are well-catered for with tutorials at ISC, good quality training for HPC leaders and managers has been notably missing.

This tutorial will provide practical experience-based training on core business aspects of HPC, including strategy, delivery options, hardware procurement, total cost of ownership, metrics and value.

The lead author has become the de-facto international leader in delivering training on these topics, with a desire to improve the best practice of the community, and without a sales focus or product to favour. The HPC leadership tutorials by these authors have been strongly attended and highly rated by attendees at SC for several years, and have been successful in several other formats and venues.
Content Level 45% beginner, 45% intermediate, 10% advanced
Target AudienceThis tutorial will be useful to anyone who has an interest in the procurement of HPC systems, whether a buyer, vendor or user. It will also be highly valuable to any person leading an HPC service, or who is considering taking that step in their career.
PrerequisitesNone
Authors
Vice-President for HPC Consulting & Services