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HPC Leadership Institute

in Cooperation with Microsoft, MITRE and TACC

Event Details:

Tuesday, September 12, 2023 - Thursday, September 14, 2023


Polya Hall and Redwood Hall
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The High Performance Computing (HPC) Leadership Institute is specifically tailored to managers and decision makers who are using, or considering using, HPC within their organizations. It is also applicable to those with a real opportunity to make this career step in the near future. Topics covered will include procurement considerations, pricing and capital expenditures, operating expenditures, and cost/benefit analysis of adding HPC to a company's or institution's R&D portfolio. A broad scope of HPC is covered from department scale clusters to the largest supercomputers, modeling and simulation to non-traditional use cases, and more. We encourage attendees from diverse backgrounds and underrepresented communities.

Event schedule

 Tuesday, September 12 (G19 Redwood)Wednesday, September 13 (Polya 170B)Thursday, September 14 (Polya 170B)
8:30 a.m.Introduction
Your HPC in Context, Strategic Aspects, and Stakeholders 
Technology Evaluation and Benchmarking Group Exercise 2
Speaker: Ruth Marinshaw, Stanford 
10:30 a.m.Delivery models (including Cloud)
Procurement Part 1: 
Requirements capture & planning, supply chain considerations, procurement process (RFPs)
User & service planning including migration 
Sources of information & help 
Quiz & prizes 
12:00 p.m.LUNCH (provided)LUNCH (provided)LUNCH (provided)
1:00 p.m.Cost models (including TCO), cost recovery or funding models, operating models 
Worked examples of cost models
Procurement Part 2: 
Bidder selection, commercial sector vs. public sector procurements, contracting, acceptance testing
Tutor team available for questions & advice 
2:30 p.m.BREAKBREAKOptional: Stanford Data Center Tour 
3:00 p.m.Value (including value models) & reporting
Worked examples & Group Exercise 1 
Guest presenter: Dan Stanzione (TACC)
Sustainability for HPC
6:00 p.m.Group Dinner 1Group Dinner 2 


Industry/Corporate: $999 | Academia/Government: $499


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