“You may be in for some SC14 sticker shock compared to past years. Available conference hotel rooms start at $184 per night, plus taxes, and go all the way up to $264 per night. In fact, the place I stayed in the French Quarter the last time we were in New Orleans has doubled to $300 per night.”
Professor Gianluca laccarino from Stanford presented this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. “The Thermal & Fluid Sciences Affiliates Program (TFSA) is the industrial liaison program of the Thermosciences Group and Flow Physics and Computation Group of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Stanford University. The program was started over 45 years ago to establish and maintain close ties between the Stanford faculty and engineers in industry.”
Although many initially thought that liquid and servers should probably never mix – what if the server cooling is done in a completely controlled and secured environment? Liquid submersion cooling has the potential to revolutionize the design, construction, and energy consumption of data centers around the world.
“The main topics for our April 7-9 meeting in Santa Fe are industrial partnerships with large HPC centers and how they’re working, with perspectives from the U.S., France and the UK. We’ll also take another hard look at what’s happening with processors, coprocessors and accelerators and at potential disruptive technologies, as well as zeroing in on the HPC storage market and trends and the CORAL procurement that involves Oak Ridge, Argonne and Livermore.”