Advancing Research Computing on Campuses:
Best Practices Workshop

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Tuesday, March 22

8:00 a.m.
Breakfast/Registration
Chancellor Ballroom
8:30 a.m.
Morning Tutorial Sessions

Track 1: Facilitation: Best Practices on the Front-lines with Researchers This workshop will discuss what it means to be a facilitator; best methods for outreach, engaging, and assisting researchers; and practices for effective education and training. It is intended for individuals considering facilitation as a career, those new at facilitation, and experienced professionals.
Alma Mater Room
Track 2: Cyberinfrastructure from Scratch Moderator: Gwen Jacobs, University of Hawaii
Dana Brunson, Oklahoma State University
Jerry Sheehan, Montana State University
Craig Stewart, Indiana University
Barr von Ohesen, Rutgers University

This workshop will discuss the need, methods and best practices for developing an advanced cyberinfrastructure framework to support data and compute intensive research at academic institutions. This session is intended for CIOs, CTOs and research administrators. Speakers will include directors of research computing and cyberinfrastructure centers.
Lincoln Room
10:00 a.m.
Break
Chancellor Ballroom
10:30 a.m.
Morning Tutorial Sessions (continued)
Noon
Lunch
Chancellor Ballroom
1:30 p.m.
Afternoon Tutorial Sessions

Track 1: High Throughput Computing: Value Added for Campus Research

This workshop will describe pathways for supporting high throughput computing (HTC) capabilities on campuses, including strategies for engaging and facilitating researchers for transformative outcomes. It is intended for any attendee of ARCC 2016. Speakers will include representatives from the HTCondor project and the Open Science Grid, as well as ACI-REFs from UW-Madison's Center for High Throughput Computing.
Alma Mater Room
Track 2: A New Career Path: The Cyberinfrastructure Professional Moderator: Gwen Jacobs, University of Hawaii
Elizabeth Leake, STEMTrek
Ruth Marinshaw, Stanford University
John Towns, NCSA
Paul Wilson, University of Wisconsin-Madison

This workshop will explore the need to define and develop a new career path for cyberinfrastructure professional staff at academic institutions. This session is intended for CIOs, CTOs, research administrators and those interested in learning more about this emerging career opportunity. Speakers will include CIOs and Directors of Research Computing/Cyberinfrastructure.
Lincoln Room
3:00 p.m.
Break
Chancellor Ballroom
3:30 p.m.
Afternoon Tutorial Sessions (continued)
5:00 p.m.
Afternoon Tutorial Sessions conclude
6:00 p.m.
Informal Evening Reception
Lobby outside Illinois Ballroom

Wednesday, March 23

8:00 a.m.
Breakfast/Registration
Chancellor Ballroom
8:30 a.m.
Welcome
8:45 a.m.
Opening
9:15 a.m.
Goals & Objectives
9:30 a.m.
Lightning Talks
Quest for a Cheap Archive Solution — Sam Liston, University of Utah
Cheap 'n' Deep: The Holy Grail of Storage — Ruth Marinshaw, Stanford University
Overview of the Broadening the Reach Program — Donald F. McMullen, Internet2
Research Data Depot: Condo Storage at Purdue University — Preston Smith, Purdue University
Globus: What's New — Steve Tuecke, University of Chicago
Sustainability, Funding Schemes, and Magic Beans — Dan Voss, University of Kansas
10:30 a.m.
Break
Illinois Ballroom A
11:00 a.m.
Keynote: The Evolving Role of NSF Software Programs and Campus Cyberinfrastructures in a National Cyberinfrastructure Ecosystem
Rajiv Ramnath, NSF
This talk will present ACI's programs, in particular, its software programs. We will also attempt to look into the future and describe how the science cyberinfrastructure, and therefore campus cyberinfrastructure, must continue to evolve in its support of a national cyberinfrastructure ecosystem.
Illinois Ballrooms B&C
Noon
Lunch
Chancellor Ballroom
1:30 p.m.
Researcher Successes
High-Performance Computing @MU: Electronic Structure Theory — Rainer Glaser, University of Missouri, Columbia
Multi-Scale Spatiotemporal Mining of Atmospheric Data — Amy McGovern, University of Oklahoma
3:00 p.m.
Break
Illinois Ballroom A
3:30 p.m.
Community Resources
presentations on efforts/organizations that can be leveraged by campus providers
EGI Campus Engagement — Jan Bot, EGI Foundation
XSEDE Champions Program — Brock Palen, University of Michigan
ACI-REF — Bob Freeman, Harvard University
Campus CI Connect & OSG Connect — Rob Gardner, University of Chicago
LCI Workshop Series — Henry Neeman, University of Oklahoma
XSEDE Community Resource Integration — Rich Knepper, Indiana University
Internet2 as a Research Resource — Rick McMullen, Internet2
5:45 p.m.
Networking time
6:00 p.m.
Dinner
Alma Mater and Lincoln Rooms

Thursday, March 24

8:00 a.m.
Breakfast
Chancellor Ballroom
8:30 a.m.
Sharing Resources Across Institutions Without Giving Everything Away
Session overview — Rob Gardner, University of Chicago
Dynamic Resource Allocation at Syracuse — Eric Sedore, Syracuse University
Why We Share Cycles at Purdue — Preston Smith, Purdue University
Integrating Palmetto with National Cyberinfrastructure — Marcin Ziolkowski, Clemson University
Containerizing HPC — Doug Jacobsen, LBNL
Towards an Open Cloud Exchange — Evan Weinberg, Boston University
Illinois Ballrooms B&C
10:00 a.m.
Break
Illinois Ballroom A
10:15 a.m.
Panel Discussion: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly—Challenges of Managing Condo-Style Resources
Moderator: Maureen Dougherty, University of Southern California
Tom Cheatham, University of Utah
Curt Hillegas, Princeton University
Jim Pepin, Clemson University
Birali Runesha, University of Chicago
11:15 a.m.
Business Models/Policy Panel
focus on selling of nodes, external users, access, return on investment
Moderator: Jim Bottum, Clemson University
Elias Eldayrie, VP and CIO, University of Florida
Thomas Furlani, Director, Center for Computational Research, University at Buffalo
Gwen Jacobs, Director of Cyberinfrastructure, University of Hawaii System
Ruth Marinshaw, CTO for Research Computing, Stanford University
12:15 p.m.
Lunch
Chancellor Ballroom
1:30 p.m.
Platinum Sponsors Panel
Advanced HPC/NetApp
Dell
Internet2
Microsoft
NVIDIA
2:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks
3:00 p.m.

The Advancing Research Computing on Campuses: Best Practices Workshop would like to thank its sponsors:

Platinum

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Gold

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Silver

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