As you are planning your summer trips you may want to block out dates for the Building the Data Center of the Future 2nd Biennial Workshop: HPC Data Centers, to be held June 23-24, 2010, at the I-Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign, Illinois. It’s free so cost shouldn’t be an issue if you can get there, but advance registration is required.
Keynote speakers Ed Seminaro, chief architect of POWER HPC servers at IBM, and David Dibble, executive vice president of service engineering & operations at Yahoo!, are joined by other outstanding speakers involved with designing and operating HPC data centers who will share the innovative solutions that are ensuring that high-performance computing environments are fault-tolerant, flexible, scalable, easy to maintain, cost-effective, and meet the government’s new Energy Star requirements for data centers.
Plus you’ll get an up-close look at the National Petascale Computing Facility. NPCF is the future home of Blue Waters, the nation’s first sustained-petascale computer for open scientific research. When it comes on line in 2011, the country’s researchers will have access to a supercomputer capable of handling a quadrillion calculations per second.
Complete agenda at www.ncsa.illinois.edu/Conferences/DataCenter/agenda.html.