D5.3: HPC Infrastructures Workshop #8
The 8th European Workshop on HPC Centre Infrastructures was organised by CSCS and held in Mendrisio, a town near Lugano, Switzerland, between April 5, 2017 – April 7, 2017. BSC, CEA, LRZ, PDC-KTH, and PSNC have collaborated in the committee organising the workshop. This workshop, upon invitation only, was very successful, with 75 participants coming from Europe, America, Australia, and Asia. The workshop covered a broad range of topics relevant for HPC Centre Infrastructure management:
... and regulations, energy effciency strategies, total cost of ownership reduction strategies, energy storage technologies, and trends in the design as well as procurement procedures for datacentres. The workshop brought together experts from the vendor side and experts from the HPC date centre facility management side. Several presentations from datacentre sites gave an insightful look into the "kitchen" of their facility management, on topics such as oil immersion cooling, and quality control of UPS batteries. The PRACE closed session, held at the end of the workshop, gathered attendees from Tier-0 and Tier-1 sites. Six site representatives gave an update on specific datacentre infrastructure developments and there was an update on the PRACE precompetitive programme for HPC architecture prototypes. The session gave the opportunity for exchanges between experts from the PRACE sites. The workshop made possible the identification of important trends and assessments on the situation in Europe in terms best practices in facility management, infrastructure design, and facility procurement of HPC centres.