In order to meet the demands of high-performance computing (HPC) researchers, large-scale computational and storage machines require many staff members who design, install, and maintain these systems. These HPC systems professionals include system engineers, system administrators, network administrators, storage administrators and operations staff who face problems that are unique to high performance computing systems. While many conferences exist for the HPC field and the system administration field, none exist that focus on the needs of HPC systems professionals. Support resources can be difficult to find to help with the issues encountered in this specialized field. Often times, systems staff turn to the community as a support resource and opportunities to strengthen and grow those relationships are highly beneficial.
This Symposium is designed to share solutions to common problems, provide a platform to discuss upcoming technologies, and to present state of the practice techniques so that HPC centers will get a better return on their investment, increase performance and reliability of systems, and researchers will be more productive. Additionally, this Symposium is affiliated with the systems professionals' chapter of the ACM SIGHPC (SIGHPC SYSPROS Virtual ACM Chapter). This session would serve as an opportunity for chapter members to meet face-to-face, discuss the chapter's yearly workshop held at SC, and continue building our community's shared knowledge base. For more information, check out our upcoming activities.
We will have a panel on HPC Facilities Mangement. The panel will include:
- Michael Kercher, Computing Facilities Engineer, National Center for Atmospheric Research
- Stuart Midgley, Systems Architect, DownUnder GeoSolutions
- Patrick Finnegan, Hardware Engineer, Purdue University
|8:20-8:50am||Modern Cyberinfrastructure: The Ladder to the Shoulders Of Giants||Eli Dart, ESnet|
|9:00-10:00am||Panel: Facilities Management|
|10:30-11:00am||Slurm REST API||Nathan Rini, SchedMD|
|11:00-11:30am||Deploying Summit: Struggles, Successes and Innovations||Don Maxwell, Oak Ridge National Laboratory|
|11:30-Noon||Open Discussion: Success/war stories and pain points in the community|
|John Blaas||University of Colorado Boulder|
|Stephen Lien Harrell||TACC|
|Chuck Schwarz||Purdue University|
|William Scullin||Laboratory for Laser Energetics|
If you need to contact us, send email to SIGHPC SYSPROS.
- SC HPC Sysadmin Mailing List - you should join!
- Email us to get an invite to the SIGHPC SYSPROS Slack team
- Upcoming activities including our workshop at SC20