14-18 October 2013
Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

Operating dedicated data centers - Is it cost-effective?

14 Oct 2013, 14:36
22m
Veilingzaal (Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage)

Veilingzaal

Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage

Oral presentation to parallel session Facilities, Production Infrastructures, Networking and Collaborative Tools Facilities, Infrastructures, Networking and Collaborative Tools

Speaker

Dr Tony Wong (Brookhaven National Laboratory)

Description

The advent of cloud computing centers such as Amazon's EC2 and Google's Computing Engine has elicited comparisons with dedicated computing clusters. Discussions on appropriate usage of cloud resources (both academic and commercial) and costs have ensued. This presentation discusses a detailed analysis of the costs of operating and maintaining the RACF (RHIC and ATLAS Computing Facility) compute cluster at Brookhaven National Lab and compares them with the cost of cloud computing resources under various usage scenarios. An extrapolation of likely future cost effectiveness of dedicated computing resources is also presented.

Primary author

Dr Tony Wong (Brookhaven National Laboratory)

Co-authors

Mr Alexandr Zaytsev (Brookhaven National Laboratory (US)) Christopher Hollowell (Brookhaven National Laboratory) Michael Ernst (Unknown) Richard Hogue (Brookhaven National Laboratory) William Strecker-Kellogg (Brookhaven National Lab)

Presentation Materials