High Performance Computing Management Good Practices (HPC-MGNT) Workshop

About the Workshop

Location: Edificio Franklin Chang, Pavas, San José, Costa Rica
Date: Tuesday September 24, 2019
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Website: http://www.ccarla.org
Contact: carla2019@cenat.ac.cr

HPC centers continually strive to improve the effectiveness of their resources and services to best serve their constituencies. Collectively, the community has learned a great deal about how to manage and operate HPC centers following new challenges as exascale and petascale conditions but also user conditions and particular environments, providing robust, sustainable and effective services, and develop new communities as well other important aspects. The goal of this workshop is to share experiences in best practices on management HPC infrastructure and large scale datacenters.


9:00-9:10 Welcome (Jean Carlo Umaña, Centro Nacional de Alta Tecnología, Costa Rica)
9:10-9:50 Keynote Talk (Verónica Melesse Vergara, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States of America)
9:50-10:10 Security in Data Centers (Kevin Moraga, Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica, Costa Rica)
10:10-10:30 Computing Infrastructure at UNA (José Saavedra, Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica)
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-11:20 Computing Infrastructure at PrisLab (Ariel Mora and Patricia Quinde, Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica)
11:20-11:40 Computing Infrastructure at University of Costa Rica (Fabiola Rodríguez and Federico Muñoz, Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica)
11:40-12:00 Computing Infrastructure at CeNAT (Jean Carlo Umaña, Centro Nacional de Alta Tecnología, Costa Rica)

Important Dates

  • Extended abstract submission deadline: August 16, 2019

  • Extended abstract author notification: August 30, 2019

  • Camera-ready version: September 13, 2019

  • Workshop date: September 24, 2019


  • Design and operation of data centers.

  • Management of HPC applications and tools.

  • Hardware provisioning.

  • User support.

Submission Guidelines

  • Extended Abstracts Submissions could be in English or Spanish.

  • Documents should not exceed 5 pages (including references).

  • They must be formatted in the Tecnología en Marcha style:

  • All submitted research abstracts will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 reviewers.

  • Only contributions that are not submitted elsewhere or currently under review will be considered.

  • Only accepted contributions that are presented at the workshop will be included in the proceedings. Remote presentations will not be allowed.

  • Extended Abstract submission is handled electronically with Springer’s Online Conference System:

  • All abstracts accepted for publication will be included in the CARLA 2019 Proceedings, to be published in Tecnología en Marcha, which is abstracted/indexed in SciELO.

Workshop Chairs

Gilberto Díaz, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia
Jean Carlo Umaña, Centro Nacional de Alta Tecnología, Costa Rica