The TACC Institute Series

Immersive Training in Advanced Computation

HPC Leadership Institute

September 11-13, 2018

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.


Tentative Agenda

  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
8:30-10:00 Introduction

Strategic Decisions & Standing Up a HPC Service
Commissioning and acceptance testing Recruitment, Diversity, & External Engagement
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-12:00 The HPC Market The money: TCO, funding models, cost recovery, etc. Q&A/Wrap-up/Closing
12:00-1:00 Lunch  
1:00-2:30 Stakeholders, requirements capture, getting ready to buy Measuring & Reporting Performance - value & metrics
2:30-3:00 Break
3:00-4:30 Procurement - RFP, technology evaluation, bid selection, contract negotiation Measuring Performance - Operational & Tools
4:30-6:00 Personal Time / Tours / Tutor Q&A
6:00 Networking Reception (full food) Group Dinner (off site)


Academic: $700 | Corporate: $1400 | STAR Partner: $700


Register today!

Registration will close on September 4, 2018.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

You may request to cancel your registration and receive a refund (minus $50 administrative charge) up to 14 days before the event starts. Cancellation notices received less than 14 days before the start of the event will not be eligible for a refund.


Your registration fee covers daily parking expenses during the institute.


Breakfast, lunch, and mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks are all covered as part of your registration fee.