High Performance Computing (HPC) Data Center Planning and TCO: A Case Study and Roadmap
HPC Center Planning and Operations
TimeSunday, November 11th8:30am - 12pm
DescriptionLeveraging the “Data Center Planning and Design for HPC Folks” Tutorials presented at both SC16 and SC17, this track not only provides best practices and lessons learned gleaned from multiple HPC data center infrastructure capacity planning, total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis and business case justification initiatives over the last 15 years but, significantly, provides a deeper-dive case study and roadmap around Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) methodology to accommodate future HPC systems. The presenters understand that the HPC data center mechanical, electrical, and structural infrastructure can be a significant enabler or roadblock to the timely deployment and optimized performance of HPC systems. We are encouraged to see more TCO/business case dialogue at SC17 and in the HPC community than in years past and will share firsthand experience about how participants can develop/enhance their organization’s HPC facility infrastructure to match their deployment methodology. Topics covered include mission statement and business case development, key stakeholder engagement, existing conditions survey, future-state requirements development, gap analysis, alternative options analysis, budgeting, reporting, and approvals. This tutorial will improve both your technical knowledge and financial confidence to navigate this process and drive successful outcomes.