SCHEDULE: NOV 10-16, 2012
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Reducing First Costs and Improving Future Flexibility in the Construction of High Performance Computing Facilities
SESSION: HPC in the Datacenter II
EVENT TYPE: Exhibitor Forums
TIME: 11:30AM - 12:00PM
Presenter(s):Rich Hering, Brian Rener, Colin Scott
Economic realities place limits on the funding available to construct new HPC space. Changes in cooling technologies brought about by the ever increasing densities have pushed the industry to search for more flexible designs. In this paper, we present the various methods for reducing HPC initial construction cost, while providing flexibility, adaptably, and energy efficiency with a focus on total cost of ownership. We will present current and future trends in HPC requirements for space environment and infrastructure needs. Using this base criteria we will evaluate several best in class approaches to constructing new HPC space, including 1) Site selection 2) air and water based cooling technologies 3) right sizing and phased construction 4), modular and containerized spaces 5) Expandable and flexible infrastructure. Among other interesting results, we demonstrate the cost savings available in these scenarios, while allowing for flexibility and expandability.
Rich Hering - M+W Group
Brian Rener - M+W Group
Colin Scott - M+W Group