Placing users at the centre of the design of HPC Infrastructure has been always a challenging effort. With the democratization of computational usage in different fields of biomedical science, rethinking and reshaping HPC is a necessity. Regardless of the context (large university supercomputer, small company cluster or anything in between), considering the usage before design or maintenance is even more critical.
HPC resource mutualization is also an under-appreciated aspect from a user perspective. Balancing the needs and requirements for an efficient HPC infrastructure will be the central topic of this HPC-CH conference.
- How to understand your users' needs?
- What impact does the usage have on the design and maintenance?
- How to make different use cases co-hosted? (Single large parallel job versus many small jobs, or direct user versus automated software)
- How do you teach your users? / How do the users teach you?
- How to manage the compromise between usability and security