The report linked below summarizes the accomplishments of the Research Computing and CyberInfrastructure (RCCI) governance structure during the 2015-2016 academic year, along with an assessment of challenges and opportunities facing RCCI in the near future. Overall, RCCI is accomplishing its goal of creating a communication network between faculty researchers, university administrative offices, and IT units that have a major influence on research computing. In its first year it has succeeded in created working groups to address issues both narrow and broad.. Many projects are ongoing, and we have seen a desire for cooperation in relevant administrative offices, IT units, and with faculty stakeholders that is allowing us to gain traction on thorny cyberinfrastructure issues. Without the presence of RCCI, it is doubtful that many of these critical topics would be being tackled at all, let alone with broad input from the research community and other critical stakeholders.
The report includes:
- A summary of key accomplishments and ongoing projects on specific fronts from the point of view of the “research guru” office
- The annual reports of each of the RCCI working groups
- A list of “big-picture” IT Career Track Challenges and corrective policy recommendations
- RCCI Research Network & Data Classification Policies Working Group’s Recommendations for the Penn State Research Network and
- Penn State Research Network success stories
You can read the report in its entirety here: RCCI EC Year End report and assessment 6-14-2016