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CASC Sponsored Community Meeting on Research Computing and Data ROI-Related Topics

October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

A CASC sponsored community meeting on research computing and data ROI-related topics will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 1:00-4:00 pm EDT, and will be followed by a virtual social hour.  This virtual workshop meeting is open to the entire research computing and data community, and CASC encourages participation from those who have strong interest in ROI for our field.

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The goals of this workshop are to:

  • Bring more people into a discussion around ROI-related topics, both financial and non-financial (academic and research impact).
  • Bring institutions to a better awareness of existing current best practices already used at their peer institutions with respect to ROI measurement and reporting.
  • Present results of CASC Annual Academic Cloud and Data Center Usage Survey 200511 and improve formulation of survey for next time.

The workshop will be broken down into three one hour sessions. The first hour will focus on the background of the CASC “ROI for Academic Uses of Data Centers and Clouds” working group efforts to date. The second hour will include perspective from other entities that are involved in similar efforts – CaRRC, NAG, and Virginia Tech. The third hour will consist of facilitated breakout discussions, report outs, and next steps.

This workshop is open to the entire research computing and data community, and CASC encourages participation from those who have strong interest in ROI for our field.

The workshop will take place from 1 pm until 4 pm EDT on Tuesday October 13, 2020, and it will be followed by a virtual social hour.

Registration is closed.

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Time Topic Presenter
1:00-1:10 EDT Introduction (Poll) Curt Hillegas will work with Scott Yockel to implement poll if we use Zoom
1:10-1:25 EDT Basics of ROI Alan Sill
1:25-1:40 EDT Results to date (2 surveys, paper) Alan Chalker (OSC)
1:40-2:00 EDT Break
2:00-2:15 EDT ROI-Related Lessons Learned from 12 years of HPC consulting Andrew Jones (MS, formerly NAG)
2:15-2:30 EDT Cost Calculation Tool Bob Settlage (VT)
2:30-2:40 EDT CaRCC plans Patrick Schmitz (SemperCogito)
2:40-3:00 EDT Break
3:00-3:30 EDT Breakout session (up to 6 per group) Sharon Broude Geva will Introduce

Divide survey into sections aiming at one section per breakout group

3:30-3:45 EDT Report out from breakouts One per group
3:45-4:00 EDT Next steps & Conclusion; followed by social hour

 

Details

Date:
October 13
Time:
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Venue

Virtual Meeting

Organizer

Lisa Arafune
Phone:
202-930-2272
Email:
lisa.arafune@casc.org