June 16-20, 2013

Leipzig, Germany

Session Details

Name: HPC Provisioning Concepts for the Industrial Sector
Time: Tuesday, June 18, 2013
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Room:   Hall 3 (Industry Track)
CCL - Congress Center Leipzig
Breaks:10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Coffee Break
Chair(s):   Alfred Geiger, T-Systems Solutions for Research
Abstract:   Starting with the scope and target of industrial HPC-Services, the first part of this contribution will deal with the specific requirements of industrial HPC users and the differences to the scientific and academic sectors. The role of the Independent Software Vendors (ISV) will be explained as will be the specific requirements and constraints of large corporates on one side and of SMEs on the other side. Typical business-models for services will be outlined together with the economic drivers behind them.
The second part is focussed on HPC-Infrastructure provisioning. The necessity for static as well as dynamic provisioning models is explained from a technical and a business perspective. In provisioning-scenarios including the access to external resources (geographically and organisational), the logical integration of all components to form an integrated service is a major issue. This includes middleware-aspects as well as networking and data-management.
In the last block, the specific requirements in application support and workflow-integration will be described. The service-concepts here differ a lot depending on the use of inhouse or ISV codes. Also the relevance of the usual IT-Management processes for HPC will be examined together with usual governance-models for scientific and technical ICT.
At the end of the presentation, some open issues will be discussed and an outlook on potential future service-scenarios will be given.
Program may be subject to changes.