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5th Annual Workshop for the Energy Efficient HPC Working Group (EE HPC WG) as part of SC14 The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis.


Monday 17 November 9:00AM-5:30PM

Opening Remarks:   Dona Crawford, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

System Workload Power Measurement Methodology:

Torsten Wilde- LRZ, Daniel Hackenberg- University of Dresden,

Robin Goldstone- LLNL and Tom Scogland- LLNL


Considerations for Energy Efficient HPC Procurement Documents:  

Stephen Poole- DoD, James Laros- SNL, Thomas Ilsche- University of Dresden,

Chung-Hsing Hsu- ORNL, Thomas Durbin- NCSA, Steve Martin- Cray,

Michael Patterson- Intel and Gregory Rodgers- AMD

Round Table Lunches:  Power API, Better Buildings Challenge, Liquid Cooling,

Controls, Workloads & Benchmarks

Supercomputer Centers and Electricity Service Providers:

Anna Maria Bailey- LLNL, Herbert Huber- LRZ, Deva Bodas- Intel and

Rick Wagner- SDSC

Control Systems for HPC Data Centers:

Bob Conroy- OSISoft, Bruce Myatt- Critical Facilities Solutions/Round Table,

Thomas Durbin- NCSA, David Martinez- SNL, Detlef Labrenz-, LRZ and

Marriann Silveira- LLNL


Beyond PUE: Total Usage Effectiveness:  

Michael Patterson- Intel, Ghaleb Abdulla- LLNL and Chung-Hsing Hsu- ORNL

Facebook and OpenCompute:   Charlie Manese, Facebook


Natalie Bates, Energy Efficient HPC Working Group


This annual workshop is organized by the Energy Efficient HPC Working Group ( It blends facilities and system perspectives; from architecture through design and implementation. The workshop topics reflect the activities and interests of the EEHPCWG, which is an open group for accelerating the adoption of energy efficient HPC. 

Workshop topics include: “Considering Energy Efficiency During Procurement”, “Improving Power Measurement Methodologies and Metrics”, “Exploring Opportunities for Tighter Integration of Supercomputing Centers and Electricity Service Providers” and “Control System Challenges and Best Practices.”

Charlie Manese, an Infrastructure Engineer from Facebook will be a featured Guest Speaker.  Charlie will discuss how Facebook designs for efficiency and scale and how Facebook contributes those designs to the Open Compute Project.  

Networking with colleagues is encouraged during lunch with “round tables” organized around interest areas such as energy efficient benchmarks, liquid cooling technology trends and developing a power API.


Multiple speakers will cover different topics relating to HPC energy efficiency. Some may be individual talks and others will be panel sessions. Each talk/session will feature presentation/s with slides and end with Q&A. There will be planned breaks and a lunch hour, but no food or drink will be provided. Participants will be given a ‘business card’ for the EE HPC WG which gives a link to the website where presentations will be posted. 

Expected Outcome: 

This workshop is intended to be instructional. The presenters have expertise in their subject areas that will benefit the audience. Secondary outcomes are to recruit new active members to the EE HPC WG, allow for feedback to the presenters and provide an opportunity for networking.

Organizer Information

Natalie Bates, EE HPC WG
Steve Poole, DoD
John Shalf, LBNL
Herbert Huber, LRZ
Jim Rogers, ORNL
Susan Coghlan, ANL
Jim Laros, SNL
Anna Maria Bailey, LLNL
Wu Feng, Virginia Tech
Daniel Hackenberg, University of Dresden
Ladina Gilly, CSCS
Josip Loncaric, LANL
Dave Martinez, SNL
Bill Tschudi, LBNL
Marriann Silveira, LLNL
Tom Durbin, NCSA
Kevin Regimbal, NREL

Previous presentations

All of the presentations from the past four SCxx workshops can be found at the Previous Conferences page