Call for presentations and participation: hpc-ch Forum on Logging and Monitoring

Dear members and guests of the hpc-ch community,

Welcome back from summer vacation activities!

We invite you to submit your presentation and register for the hpc-ch forum on “Logging and Monitoring” to be held on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 09:30 until 16:00, kindly hosted by WSL Birmensdorf.

We are also delighted to invite you to a community dinner, generously sponsored by WSL Birmensdorf, to be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2019.



hpc-ch forum on Logging and Monitoring
Thursday, October 3, 2019
WSL Birmensdorf
Room Englersaal
Zürcherstrasse 111



High Performance Computing systems generate a huge amount of logs and metric data during their operations: information about resources utilization, performance, failures, errors and so on is worth to be stored and analyzed.
This kind of data is often unstructured and not easily comprehensible: finding correlations, recognizing meaningful events, discard false positives is a common challenge all HPC centers have to face.
The reward is worth the effort: post mortem investigation, problems and incidents trouble shooting, security threat hunting, early warning and alerting, applications performance analysis, evaluation of resources utilization are all contexts that take advantage of a careful elaboration of logs and metrics data.
A thorough understanding of the underlying infrastructure producing this information is essential to make sense of it especially considering the complex hardware and software stack modern large scale systems comprise.

Key Questions

• What are the benefits of collecting logs and metrics data
• How to correlate logs from different systems
• Centralized collection of logs and metrics: challenges and returns
• Are logs and metrics Big Data?
• How to tackle the increasing complexity of multi-layered architectures (virtualization, containers, etc.)
• Threat Intelligence: Proactively identifying unusual network activities and unauthorized accesses


Member presentations are essential for our forums!
If you are willing to contribute with a short presentation (30 min including Q & A), please inform Raluca Hodoroaba, by indicating the title and giving a short abstract of your presentation.


Please note the full program will be available towards mid September. You can access the preliminary program by clicking here. Meeting material will be uploaded on the forum webpage after the event.


To confirm your attendance, please submit the registration form no later than Wednesday, September 25, 2019.
Click here to register now.

If you cannot attend yourself, please consider sending a representative of your organization.


A community dinner, generously sponsored by WSL Birmensdorf, will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Restaurant Markthalle in Zurich.

Participation is free of charge, but registration for this specific event is mandatory. Forum participants who are willing to take part to the social dinner have to select this option during registration.

Availability is limited, so that early booking for the dinner is strongly advised.


Click here for further details on this forum.