Last chance to REGISTER: hpc-ch Forum on HPC Configuration Management


hpc-ch forum on HPC Configuration Management
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Hybrid eventEmpa
Room: Akademie I
Überlandstrasse 129

8600 Dübendorf

Forum Details


The often untold story about HPC is configuration management. When it comes to administering even small HPC clusters, configuration management is key. Since this happens in the background, most users are not aware of all the efforts to keep a cluster up-to-date, all nodes in sync, and to react to users’ demands for specific settings. There are almost as many ways to fulfill this task, as there are HPC systems.

Key Questions

In the next hpc-ch forum we will discuss questions like:

      • which configuration management tools have been proved to be useful?
      • which caveats can be found in managing HPC clusters?
      • is it preferable to use preconfigured configurations or to define the configuration management from the scratch? Is there a middle ground?
      • which role are configuration management databases (CMDB) playing?
      • which new aspects in configuration management have been brought-in by containerization and container orchestration (e.g. Kubernetes)?
      • what are your experiences with configuration management systems?


The program is available here. Meeting material will be uploaded on the forum webpage after the event.

The program will include a session dedicated to updates from members about the latest developments in their organization. Participants are kindly invited to give a 10-min presentation on the current activity status.

The community development session will be dedicated to the selection of topics of interest, themes and location for future forums.

Registration Deadline

Unlike previously announced, the forum will be held in hybrid format.

To confirm your attendance (either on-site or online), please submit the registration form no later than Sunday, May 15, 2022. Click here to register now.

Should you be already registered but decide to attend online rather than in person, kindly update your registration form. It is important for logistic purposes.

Information on how to follow the livestreaming event will be provided to registered participants.


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