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Wednesday, March 15 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Tutorial Part I: Essential HPC Finance Practice: Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), Internal Funding, and Cost-Recovery Models

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The tutorial provides an impartial, practical, non-sales focused guide to the financial aspects of HPC facilities and service. It presents a rare and invaluable opportunity for HPC managers, practitioners, and stakeholders to learn more about calculating and using TCO models; along with the pros and cons of different internal cost recovery and funding models. Well-managed TCO, return on investment and cost recovery models can be hugely beneficial to HPC managers and operators by demonstrating the value of HPC to the organization, driving the continuation and growth of HPC investment. They can also help uncover practical improvements to deliver better services to users. Attendees will benefit from exploration of the main issues, pros and cons of differing approaches, practical tips, hard-earned experience and potential pitfalls. After the tutorial, attendees will be in a stronger position to calculate and use TCO within their organizations, and to design and use internal cost-recovery models. The tutorial is based on experience across a diverse set of real world cases in various countries, in both private and public sectors, with projects of all sizes and shapes.

Speakers
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Andrew Jones

VP HPC Consulting & Services, Numerical Algorithms Group
Originally a scientist using HPC for research, later Research Computing Manager at a UK supercomputer center, now leads consulting/services business. Has led, advised, managed or reviewed the planning and delivery of HPC services and facilities in government, industry and academia, in several countries, including numerous HPC acquistions. Member of the UK government’s e-Infrastructure Leadership Council, advising the government on national... Read More →
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Dairsie Latimer

Red Oak Consulting
Dairsie is a highly experienced consultant with a proven track record of successful delivery of complex, multi-million pound IT systems and solutions. Dairsie has worked in a wide variety of roles on supplier side and client side across the commercial and public sectors. Following a career in micro-architecture and software development, he has over ten years' specialist experience in the HPC sector advising on strategy, technology, supporting... Read More →


Wednesday March 15, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Room 282

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