The TACC Institute Series

Immersive Training in Advanced Computation

HPC Leadership Institute in Cooperation with Microsoft

September 12-14, 2022 (In-Person Only)

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.

Event Schedule

Subject to change.

Time CDT Monday (12th) Tuesday (13th) Wednesday (14th)
08:30—10:00 Introduction Technology Evaluation and Benchmarking Group Exercise 2
Your HPC in Context, Strategic Aspects, and Stakeholders Special Guest Speaker
10:00 BREAK
10:30—12:00 Delivery Models (incl. Cloud) Procurement Part 1:
Requirements Capture & Planning, Supply Chain Considerations, Procurement Process (RFPs)
User & Service Planning (incl. migration)
Sources of Information & Help
Quiz & Prizes
12:00 LUNCH (provided)
  1:00—2:30 Cost Models (inc. TCO), Cost Recovery or Funding Models, Operating Models Procurement Part 2:
Bidder Selection, Commercial Sector vs Public Sector Procurements, Contracting, Acceptance Testing
Tutor Team Available for Questions & Advice
Worked Examples of Cost Models
  2:30 BREAK
  3:00—4:30 Value (incl. value models)
& Reporting
The TACC Model (Dan Stanzione)  
Worked Examples
& Group Exercise 1
TACC Datacenter Tour
  4:30 ADJOURN


Industry/Corporate: $999 | STAR Partner: $799 | Academic: $499


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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.