On January 16-17 The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) will host The Advancing Research Computing on Campuses: Best Practices Workshop.

The workshop, which is being held in collaboration with Condo of Condos, will be held at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Among the workshop speakers:

  • David Lifka, Director of the Cornell University Center for Advanced Computing / Director of Research Computing at Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Guy Almes, Director of the Academy for Advanced Telecommunications and Learning Technologies, Texas A&M University
  • Donna Cumberland, Director of Research Services and Support, Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP), Purdue University
  • Erik Deumens, Director of Research Computing, University of Florida, and SSERCA (Sunshine State Education & Research Computing Alliance)
  • James Cuff, Director of Research Computing and Chief Technology Architect, Harvard, and Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center
  • Ruth Marinshaw, CTO - Research Computing, Stanford University
  • Tracy Smith, Associate Director of Networking, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

While potential discussion topics include:

  •  Best practices for running advanced computing resources in a higher education environment
  • Interactions with national data centers and national infrastructures
  • The condo model
  • Business models
  • Financial models with faculty investments
  • Return on investment
  • Sustainability plans for supporting big data on campus cloud resources: Which applications should move to the cloud, and when?

You can find more information about this NSCA workshop here.