02/14/2017 created by Vincent Heuveline
In conjunction with ISC High Performance, June 22nd 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany
Power provisioning and energy consumption become major challenges in the field of high performance computing. Energy costs over the lifetime of an HPC installation are in the range of the acquisition costs. The greening of HPC therefore is an important research field that attracts many scientists.
Up to now we see different approaches on different abstraction levels in an HPC environment. For example, vendors work on power efficient processor architectures and software developers on mechanisms of how to use them. However, there is no integrated approach yet that would show ways of how to operate an HPC environment in an energy efficient way.
The EnA-HPC workshop is a successor of the EnA-HPC conference that took place from 2010 to 2014 in Hamburg, Germany and in Dresden, Germany. It brings together researchers, developers, vendors, and users to discuss the energy consumption challenge that HPC is facing. Some of the key issues are applications, modeling, simulation, measurement, analysis and optimization, facility issues and business concepts. The EnA-HPC workshop provides a forum to present novel solutions that tackle these issues.
EMCL organizes ENA-HPC at the ISC 2017.