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Wednesday, March 4 • 16:05 - 16:25
Facilities, Infrastructure & Data I: “BP Center for High Performance Computing Facility - Year 1 Review,” Stefan Garrard, BP; Keith Gray, BP; Gary Kuzma, BP; Saadeddine Dimachkieh, HOK

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In July, 2011, HOK was commissioned to design a High Performance Computing facility for BP. The BP HPC project team consisting of HOK (Architects and Engineers), Anslow-Bryant (Contractor), BP Westlake Property Management and Computing Teams worked collaboratively to design and build a facility uniquely capable of supporting the needs of research computing.

The facility is designed to provide a 30+ year life expectancy with capability to support the largest forecasted computing systems. Energy efficiency, operational flexibility and safety were primary design and construction drivers. Building systems are designed to provide an aggressive PUE target of 1.35.

Construction began June, 2012, and the BP HPC Team started computing in early September, 2013. The facility has been operating successfully for over a year. We will report on how the energy efficiency and operational goals have been achieved.


Saad Dimachkieh

SVP/Firmwide Director of Electrical Engineering, HOK

Wednesday March 4, 2015 16:05 - 16:25 CST
BioScience Research Collaborative 6500 Main Street, Houston, Tx 77005

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