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1st European Workshop on HPC Centre Infrastructures


1st European Workshop on HPC centre infrastructures

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 event will for the first time bring together, specialists for HPC centre design and infrastructure technologies with supercomputer centre staff responsible for infrastructure development and operations. The workshop will give an overview of state of the art of HPC infrastructure design and technologies as well as of the main current HPC infrastructure projects around the globe.

The event will take place on September 2nd-4th 2009 at the Origlio Country Club, 5km north of Lugano, Switzerland. Attendance at main conference will be on invitation only with an additional day reserved for members of PRACE.

Registration Fee280.00CHF
Hotel Fees570.00CHF (this special package price for this conference includes venue, accommodation and all meals for the duration of the conference.)
VenueOriglio Country Club- 5km north of Lugano, Switzerland
ParticipantsPlease note that registration for this Conference is upon invitation only. However, should you have specific interest in this conference please do not hesitate to contact Ladina Gilly lgilly(at)cscs.ch


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Tuesday Sept. 1
19:30-22:00Ice Breaker Dinner

Wednesday Sept. 2
8:30-9:15Welcome Address
9:15-10:00Energy Efficiency in the Data Centre, Bernard Aebischer, ETH Zurich
10:30-11:15CEA, Mickael Amiet
11:15-12:00Managing and measuring data centres - a practical approach, Alasdair Meldrum, Uptime Institute
13:30-14:00Green Grid, Mike Patterson
14:00-14:30ASHRAE, Mike Patterson
15:30-16:15BULL, Laurent Cargemel
16:15-17:00Sun (ORACLE), Christopher Kelley
17:00-17:45CRAY, Greg Pautsch
19:30-22:00Conference Dinner
Thursday Sept. 3

8:30-9:15Data Centre Planning, EYP/ HP, Chris Kurkjian & Robert Tozer
9:15-10:00Data Centre Planning, Hanspeter Eicher, RZ Integral
10:30-11:15High-temperature cooling, Bruno Michel, IBM Research Rüschlikon
11:15-12:00BlueWaters Project, John Melchi, NCSA
13:30-14:15Data Centre Energy Efficiency Best Practices and Future Trends, Mark K. Smith, University of Illinois
14:15-15:00CSCS, Ladina Gilly
15:30-16:15APC, Paul-François Cattier
16:15-17:00SGI, Eng Lim Goh
17:00-17:45INTEL, Mike Patterson
17:45-18:30Discussion and wrap-up
19:30-22:00Conference Dinner

Friday Sept. 4
8:30-10:00PRACE closed session
10:30-12:00PRACE closed session
13:30Close & Departure

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