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2nd European Workshop

on HPC Centre Infrastructures

October 6-8, 2010 – Dourdan, France

Bandeau
Dourdan Castle - 13 th century, Très Grand Centre de Calcul - CEA Bruyères-le-Châtel - 2010

Building infrastructures are a strategic asset for today's HPC centre. Modern supercomputer architectures are becoming increasingly demanding with respect to power, cooling, and structural statics. The premises of an HPC centre, its capacities, efficiency, and flexibility, therefore define the limits of the centre's future development capabilities and the economics of its operation.
This workshop follows the very successful first one held in September 2009 in Lugano, at a time when several important projects of new large HPC facilities arise in Europe, mostly driven by countries and sites which are partners of the PRACE project.
This second event will again bring specialists for HPC centre design and infrastructure technologies together with supercomputer centre staff responsible for infrastructure development and operations. The workshop will give an update on state of the art HPC infrastructure design and technologies as well as the main current HPC infrastructure projects around the globe.


Venue: Le Normont Centre, Dourdan, 60 km south of Paris, France. Attendance at the main conference by invitation only with an additional day reserved for members of PRACE. Contact: Dr. Jean-Philippe Nominé, jean-philippe.nomine(at)cea.fr

 

Programme

 

Tuesday Oct. 5

19:30-22:00

Ice Breaker Dinner


Wednesday Oct 6.

9:00-10:30

  • Welcome address – J.P. Nominé

Session 1 Energy & market issues

  • Energy & electricity market perspectives – Alain Burtin, EDF

10:30-11:00

Break

11:00-12:30

Session 2
Energy & Methodology

  • EC Code of Conduct, Bernard Lecanu
  • CEA supercomputing complex energy optimisation
    Mickael Amiet, Jean-Marc Ducos, CEA

12:30-13:30

Lunch

13:30-15:00

Session 3
Novel energy systems and approaches

  • Fuel cells – Antonin Guez, MTU
  • Tri-generation – Joachim Redmer, Bull; Olivier Garcia, GE-Jenbacher

15:00-15:15

Break

15:15-16:45

Session 4
Facilities I

  • BAdW/LRZ, Garching – Herbert Huber
  • ORNL’s HPC Infrastructure - Buddy Bland, ONRL

16:45 -19:30

CEA TGCC visit (including bus transportation) – CEA/DIF team

19:30-22:00

Conference Dinner


Thursday Oct. 7

9:00-10:30

Session 5
Facilities II

  • CSCS, Lugano – Ladina Gilly
  • NCSA – John Melchi

10:30-11:00

Break

11:00-12:30

Session 6
Facilities III

  • Facilities of the K computer - Mitsuo Yokokawa, RIKEN
  • Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and Geothermal integration – Nick Chambers

12:30-13:30

Lunch

13:30-15:00

Session 7
IT equipment, HPC/systems

  • Increased efficiency in power and cooling - Cray - Doug Kelley
  • The Challenges of today and tomorrow; from Petascale to Exascale
    Mickael Patterson,  Intel

15:00-15:30

Break

15:30-17:30

Session 8
Energy efficiency

  • Design of Energy Efficient HPC Systems – Gottfried Goldrian, IBM
  • Infrastructure and energy efficiency in the HPC Data Center
    Chris Kurkjian, Pascal Lecoq, HP

Wrapup and conclusion

19:30-21:00

Conference Dinner


Friday Oct. 8

8:30-12:30

PRACE closed session (break 10:30 - 11:00)

12:30-13:30

Lunch

13:30

Close & Departure