28 October 2013 to 1 November 2013
University Of Michigan
America/Detroit timezone

Operating Dedicated Data Centers - Is it cost-effective?

28 Oct 2013, 14:25
340 West Hall (University Of Michigan)

340 West Hall

University Of Michigan

1085 S University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 US
Oral presentation IT Facilities & Business Continuity IT facilities and business continuity


Dr Tony Wong (Brookhaven National Laboratory)


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)


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

Presentation Materials