Measuring HPC: Performance, Cost, & Value

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andrewIn this video from the 2016 HPC User Forum in Austin, Andrew Jones from NAG presents: Measuring HPC: Performance, Cost, & Value. NOTE: We apologize, but there a few audio dropouts in this talk. We did our best to edit them out.

“This talk will discuss why it is important to measure High Performance Computing, and how to do so. The talk covers measuring performance, both technical (e.g., benchmarks) and non-technical (e.g., utilization); measuring the cost of HPC, from the simple beginnings to the complexity of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and beyond; and finally, the daunting world of measuring value, including the dreaded Return on Investment (ROI) and other metrics. The talk is based on NAG HPC consulting experiences with a range of industry HPC users and others. This is not a sales talk, nor a highly technical talk. It should be readily understood by anyone involved in using or managing HPC technology.”

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Jones will take part in a pair of tutorials at SC16 in Salt Lake City:

In related news, the next HPC User Forum events take place in Beijing Sept 22 and Oxford Sept. 29-30.

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See our complete coverage of SC16


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