Michael Thomas has collaborated with hyperscale, colocation and HPC clients, including 30+ Top500 organizations, on data center capacity planning, design, and optimization initiatives. Mike understands that the quality of the mechanical, electrical, controls, and structural infrastructure can be a roadblock or enabler for IT deployments, mission execution and competitive advantage. Mike advocates early stakeholder alignment, business case development, and total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis to deliver machine room infrastructure that is more agile, cost effective, energy efficient, resilient, secure, scalable and sustainable. Mike’s HPC engagements include LLNL’s data center master plan, NCSA’s Blue Waters Petascale Computing Facility design, and Argonne National Laboratory’s Aurora supercomputer infrastructure commissioning. Mike has participated in the annual Supercomputing Conference since 2006 and co-presented Data Center Planning and Design Tutorials in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Mike also has presented at Bisnow, the PRACE Symposium, NCSA, SUNY’s Technology Conference and University of Iowa’s IT Tech Forum.
HPC Center Planning and Operations