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Lunch and Learn - January 2017 - Download Presentation! - HPC Systems - Not a good fit for most IT departments?

14 Jan 2017 11:36 PM | SHPCP (Administrator)

The Geophysical Society of Houston and 
The Society of HPC Professionals

-- invites you to attend:

A Lunch & Learn Round Table Discussion Meeting 
on Geoscience Computing 

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HPC Systems - Not a good fit for most IT departments?

Abstract: Everyone one can agree, there are major differences between running a 5,000-head cattle ranch with only 2 customers versus tending a herd of 500 Alpaca sheep whose wool is destined for thousands of boutique customers. Each business has its own sets of challenges to be addressed. IT staffs deal with thousands of users typically, and only need to deploy a few dozen servers to manage them. HPC staffs typically deal with thousands of servers and usually only a dozen to hundreds of users having high-end workstations with specialty or home-grown software. The jobs for these two staffs are vastly different. Might it take a different organization with different skills to manage these very different scenarios? In this presentation, we will discuss the similarities and differences between the needs presented to HPC departments vs those presented to IT departments. Our goal is for you to leave with at least one challenge for your IT or HPC computing departments to consider that will make your company stronger, more agile, better prepared for disaster, or better at meeting the needs of its user base. 

Presenter’s Bio: Bill Menger - President, Houston HPC Services, Inc. Deepak Khosla – Founder CEO, eXcellence in IS Solutions | X-ISS 

Bill holds BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Geophysics from Texas A&M University (1977). Bill’s engineering career included stops with the US Navy, Conoco, ION Global Geophysical, and currently Houston HPC Services. His experience spans HPC Software development to supervising a team of HPC admins and software developers. At ION Bill managed a team of thirteen and a budget of $20MM. Bill is co-founder, former board member, and past President of the Society of HPC Professionals. Bill and his wife Patty are A2 square dancers, parents of three boys, and have six grandchildren. Deepak Khosla is the Founder and CEO of X-ISS and has over 25 years of managerial and development experience in technology and software industries. Prior to X-ISS, Deepak served as the President and Co-Founder of NetPartners. Previously, Deepak held a management position at ParaNet. Deepak began his career with Landmark Graphics leaving the company as a product manager. Deepak received a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Houston. 

Meeting held on, 

January 12, 11:30 CDT at
Unique Digital Inc. Conference Center
10595 Westoffice Drive Houston, TX 77042 










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