Sustainable Funding and Business Models
for Academic Cyberinfrastructure Facilities

  image   Oct. 2-4, 2013
Westin Arlington
Workshop II/CASC Meeting

Ballroom C: Registration, All sessions
Foyer Outside Ballroom C: Reception, Meals
Speakers: biographies and contact info
Video and slides: See the links in the agenda below
Note: A Video Index of all participants is also available

Sustainable Funding Workshop
Wednesday, October 2
7:30 Registration, Continental Breakfast - Foyer, Ballroom C
8:30 Keynote: Sustainability
Dr. Farnam Jahanian, Assistant Director for the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate, National Science Foundation
Unable to attend
9:00 Irene Qualters, Division Director (Acting), Advanced Cyberinfrastructure, National Science Foundation
Unable to attend
9:15 “Sustainability” – perspective, background & context
Dr. David Lifka, Director, Center for Advanced Computing, Cornell University; CASC chair
9:45 Panel I: Strategic Value of supporting advanced computing & data analysis; Administrative costs for supporting research

Moderator: Dr. David Lifka, CASC Chair, Cornell
• Strategic Value and Sustainable Cost Structure of Advanced Computing Dr. Curtis Cole, CIO, Cornell Medical Center
• UCLA Perspective Dr. Jim Davis, Vice Provost, Office of Information Technology, UCLA
• Sustainable Funding and Business Models for Academic Cyberinfrastructure Facilities Victoria Hamilton, Director, Research Initiatives, Office of the Executive Vice President for Research, Columbia University
• Administrative Perspectives Dr. Juan Sanchez, Vice President for Research, The University of Texas at Austin
11:00 Coffee Break
11:15 Panel II: Models, challenges and opportunities at advanced computing facilities

Moderator: Dr. Amy Apon, Clemson University; CASC past-chair
• [Super]computing on the Edge: Challenges and Opportunities Dr. Susan Atlas, Director, Center for Advanced Research Computing, University of New Mexico
• Research Support – Building the ARCC Dr. Tim Kuhfuss, Director, Advanced Research Computing Center, University of Wyoming
• Institutional Models, Challenges, and Opportunities Dr. Tony Mezzacappa, Director, Joint Institute for Computational Science, University of Tennessee
• Models, challenges and opportunities at advanced computing facilities Dr. Jan Odegard, Director, Ken Kennedy Institute, Rice University
12:15 Lunch
1:15 Panel III: Models, challenges and opportunities at advanced cyberinfrastructure facilities

Moderator: Dr. Rajendra Bose, CASC Secretary, Columbia University
• NEES Cyberinfrastructure: Meeting the Needs of the Civil Engineering Community Dr. Thomas Hacker, co-PI, Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES), Purdue University
• Models, challenges and opportunities. Administrative costs? Resources in greatest need? Dr. John Towns, Principal Investigator, XSEDE
• CyberGIS Center for Advanced Digital and Spatial Studies Dr. Shaowen Wang, Senior Research Scientist, NCSA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
• The promise and challenge of individualized health Dr. Vasan Yegnasubramanian, Dir., Next Generation Sequencing Center, Johns Hopkins University
2:45 Coffee Break
3:15 Panel IV: Role of State, Federal & Regional Government in creating new infrastructure models

Moderator: Dr. Curt Hillegas, CASC vice-chair, Princeton University
• Perspective Dr. Rajendra Bose, Manager, Research Computing Services, Columbia University
• Perspective Jim Bottum, Director CCIT, Clemson University – South Carolina regional effort
• The MGHPCC Data Center and Consortium John Goodhue, Executive Director, Massachusetts Green HPC Center
• Perspective Victoria Hamilton, Director, Research Initiatives, Office of the Executive Vice
4:30 Recap and plan for day 2
5:45 Buses Board in Front of Hotel for Dinner Cruise
7:00pm Dinner Cruise aboard Spirit of Washington
Thursday, October 3
7:30 Continental Breakfast - Foyer Ballroom C
8:30 Panel V: Workforce Issues at HPC Centers

Moderator: Dr. Rajendra Bose, Columbia University
• Workforce Development (Video, PDF) Linda Akli, SURA, XSEDE Training, Education and Outreach
• Refueling the U.S. Innovation Economy: STEM Reform (Video, PDF) Dr. Robert Atkinson, President, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
• Remarks (Video) Dr. Cynthia McIntyre, Senior Vice President, Council on Competitiveness
• OSC and Workforce Development Dr. Pankaj Shah, Director, Ohio Supercomputer Center
9:30 Panel VI: Federal agency funding of cyberinfrastructure activities: Programs, priorities, future funding

Moderator: Dr. Curt Hillegas, CASC Vice- Chair, Princeton University
•  Dr. Christine Chalk, Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Department of Energy Office of Science Unable to attend
•  Dr. Susan Gregurick, Director, BBCB, NIGMS, NIH Unable to attend
9:30 Panel VI session replaced due to Federal Shutdown:

Moderator: Dr. Curt Hillegas, CASC Vice- Chair, Princeton University
• Towards a science and technology for sustainable cyberinfrastructure Dr. Fernando Pineda, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins
• Survey of Campus Research Storage Needs, etc. Dr. Richard Moore, Division Director, Data-Enabled Scientific Computing, San Diego Supercomputer Center
• Successes, Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons Learned Dr. Jarek Nabrzyski, Director, Center for Research Computing, Notre Dame
10:45 Coffee Break
11:00 Panel VII: Looking to the Future in HPC – petascale to exascale; big data to cloud; industry trends

Moderator: Dr. David Lifka, CASC Chair, Cornell University
• The Crystal Ball Petascale to Exascale Trends Dr. Barry Bolding, Vice President, Storage & Data Management, Cray
• Industry Trends Dr. Daron Green, Senior Director, Microsoft Research Connections, Microsoft
•  Nicole Hemsoth, Managing Editor, HPCWire Unable to attend
• The Future of HPC Dr. David Scott, HPC Scientist, Intel Corporation
12:30 Lunch
  Sustainability Workshop Concludes

CASC Member Meeting
Thursday, October 3
1:30 Welcome, Introductions, New members & Guests
Dr. David Lifka, CASC Chair
2:00 Data Update
Dr. Robert Chadduck, NSF, ACI unable to attend
3:00 Coffee Break
3:30 CASC Survey results:
Dr. Nick Berente, University of Georgia Business School
6:00 CASC Reception - Foyer Ballroom C
Friday, October 4
7:30 Breakfast - Foyer Ballroom C
8:30 CASC Business Meeting: Dr. David Lifka, CASC Chair
• Membership
• Finances
• Election process
• Visibility - Brochure
• New - Working Groups - HIPAA
9:30 Dr. Jim Dreher, Acting Deputy Division Director, Division of Biological Infrastructure, National Science Foundation unable to attend
10:00 Congressional perspective:
Richard Yamada, Professional Staff, House Science Committee
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Dr. Jon Eisenberg, Director of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, National Academy of Sciences
11:30 Dr. Robert Leland, Physicist, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on detail from Sandia National Laboratory unable to attend
Noon Adjourn

The Government shut down starting October 2nd prevented several speakers from participating.