HPC Pros at DAC 2020: Innovate at Scale

DAC is the premier conference for learning about new technologies and advancements in practice for Engineering IT organizations.  In 2020, we’re planning even more content and ways to connect than ever before to help you Innovate at Scale.  Some of the highlights of what’s being planned now include:


Hands-on sessions focused on solving the biggest problems facing Engineering IT organizations today.  Topics such as Cloud Adoption, Containerization and support for AI/ML frameworks.  We’re still working on the schedule, but there are going to be some great sessions that will give you practical knowledge to take back to your organization.

HPC Pros Conference at DAC

The CELUG Licensing Conference has been happening for years at DAC.  It’s a full day of licensing topics which bridges the gap between customers and suppliers and gives admins techniques to better manage their licensing environment.  In 2020, we’re expanding that to include dedicated days to discuss Computing topics as well as Storage topics.  We’ll have the most relevant voices in the industry there to talk about where they are going as well as practitioners to share their secrets to success.  You’ll want to sign up for these special sessions as soon as you can!

Design Infrastructure Alley

The Alley is back!  An entire section dedicated to suppliers who can help you manage your complex computing environments.  Design complexity goes up every year, so come connect with suppliers who can help you scale with your design teams.

Evening Networking Event

One of the best events of the year!  Come for the free food and drinks, stay for the stimulating conversation with colleagues old and new.  While it’s difficult to put on an expense statement, the value of these events for the insights gained from talking to your peers in an open environment is simply incalculable.

We’re still in the planning stages, so if you have a paper you’d like to present on how to best manage a Compute environment, a Storage deployment or your Licensing infrastructure, visit the submission page on the DAC website.  The deadline for paper submission is November 27, 2019.

Plan to join us at DAC in San Francisco from July 19-23, 2020 and learn how to Innovate at Scale!

Visit https://dac.com for the latest information on the conference and registration info.


Derek Magill has been in Engineering IT for over 20 years, starting out on the UNIX Help Desk at Texas Instruments. While at TI, he held several technical and leadership roles, mainly focused on the areas of license management and HPC. While at Qualcomm, he led the global EDA License Infrastructure team, the Grid Administration Team, and was the primary Engineering Cloud Architect. He currently is an HPC Solutions Architect at Flux7 Labs, a DevOps Cloud Consultancy. Derek has also served as the Chairman of CELUG since 2015 and is the Executive Director of the Association of High Performance Computing Professionals. He also is a member of the Executive Committee of the 2020 Design Automation Conference.


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