DescriptionThe tutorial provides an impartial, practical, non-sales focused guide to the financial aspects of HPC facilities and service. It presents a rare and invaluable opportunity for HPC managers, practitioners, and stakeholders to learn more about calculating and using TCO models; along with the pros and cons of different internal cost recovery and funding models.
Well-managed TCO, return on investment and cost recovery models can be hugely beneficial to HPC managers and operators by demonstrating the value of HPC to the organization, driving the continuation and growth of HPC investment. They can also help uncover practical improvements to deliver better services to users.
Attendees will benefit from exploration of the main issues, pros and cons of differing approaches, practical tips, hard-earned experience and potential pitfalls. After the tutorial, attendees will be in a stronger position to calculate and use TCO within their organizations, and to design and use internal cost-recovery models.
The tutorial is based on experience across a diverse set of real world cases in various countries, in both private and public sectors, with projects of all sizes and shapes. The material will be updated from the SC16 base, with increased consideration of cloud vs in-house HPC.