The EDUCAUSE Advanced Core Technologies Initiative (ACTI)’s Campus Cyberinfrastructure Working Group has just issued a new white paper that takes a broad synthesizing look at the series of reports issued by a series of task forces to the NSF Advisory Committee on Cyberinfrastructure last year from the perspective of campuses supporting researchers that rely on this cyberinfrastructure. I have reproduced the EDUCAUSE announcement below.
Disclosure: I have been part of the CCI Task Force that prepared the white paper.
I am pleased to announce the publication of the EDUCAUSE ACTI Campus Cyberinfrastructure Working Group (ACTI-CCI) white paper, What’s Next for Campus Cyberinfrastructure? ACTI responds to the NSF ACCI Reports. The document is a broad-based response to the findings of the NSF-wide Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructure (ACCI) Task Forces from the campus perspective. The task forces were charged with investigating long-term cyberinfrastructure issues; in developing this white paper, ACTI-CCI has concluded that campus cyberinfrastructure cannot be ignored when planning and developing the national cyberinfrastructure.
The white paper includes six chapters that correspond to the six ACCI Task Force reports:
1. Grand Challenges
2. Campus Bridging
3. Cyberlearning and Workforce Development
4. Data and Visualization
5. High Performance Computing
6. Software for Science and Engineering
Each chapter has four components, including: a synopsis of the NSF ACCI Task Force report, a discussion of elements that warrant reinforcing from the campus perspective, a constructive critique of elements from the campus perspective, and a discussion of the implications of the report for the leadership of campus cyberinfrastructure.
I hope you enjoy reading this insightful and thoughtful document.