Daily HPCAC happenings in Denver during SC17!

Attending SC17 in Denver?                                                           Include HPCAC #1858 in your day!
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Operating a small to medium HPC center?
Interested in learning how others are managing resources with open source tools and low risk/low overhead hardware?
Seeking answers to questions about academic service centers and cost recovery models?
Want to just talk shop with other center managers and admins?

Gather at 11:30 AM daily at HPCAC Booth #1858 for three ‘in-booth BoFs’
“HPC for the rest of us”

Stanford University’s High Performance Computing Center Director, Steve Jones, and Michigan Technological University’s Research Computing Director, Dr. S. Gowtham co-host three low-key ‘Birds of a Feather’ sessions and hold open discussions on “HPC for the rest of us” during SC17 in Denver.

Always on the lookout for innovative and interesting new ways to manage resources, join these two SMEs daily as they share their expertise and experiences from the trenches …

Tue, Nov. 14: Managing HPC systems, the ins and outs of small to medium data centers.
Wed, Nov. 15: Running an academic service center; cost recovery, staffing, and sustainability.
Thu, Nov. 16: Training; User, staff, and user training; Courses in HPC, what’s working?

Be back by 1:30 PM Thursday and the LIVE REVEAL of the 2018 SCC Team Roster
Find out which 12 teams will compete at the annual ISC-HPCAC Student Cluster Competition in June!

Join us for all this and more …

Meet the SMEs:
As Director of Stanford University’s High Performance Computing Center, Steve Jones is responsible for the academic service center and its operations, including the cost recovery model, the sole funding source for this community based initiative. Jones oversees the centers infrastructure providing compute allocations to researchers at US National Labs, industry affiliates and many others. Jones offers an introductory course on High Performance Computing, has served on numerous peer review panels and serves as co-chair and host of the annual Stanford HPC Advisory Council Conferences.

Dr. Gowtham serves as the Director of Research Computing at Michigan Technological University overseeing nearly every aspect of the university’s HPC efforts. As a Research Associate Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Gowtham teaches graduate courses in Scientific Computing. He also represents Michigan Tech in the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation, HPC Advisory Council, XSEDE Campus Champion Program and at the annual Supercomputing Conferences, developing collaborations and partnerships with industry and other academic institutions and helping students and researchers discover internship, job and funding opportunities.

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