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Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: ETF | Award Amount: 49.90K | Year: 2016

This project seeks to organize a workshop to address the question of how Cloud Computing is impacting, and potentially disrupting, academic research computing on campuses all across the nation. The workshop will bring together campus researchers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Research Officers, Chief Science Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, and Chief Financial Officers from campuses all across the country to discuss this important question. Through exploration of the evolving nature of academic research computing over time, the workshop will explore topics and challenges in academic research computing in a variety of contexts, including applications, support, data movement, administrative, legal, and financial.

The outcome of the workshop will be a set of white papers which will inform the compilation of a final report. This final report will elucidate key issues and recommendations surrounding Cloud Computing and its research implications, while presenting recommendations on how this activity could be supported by funding agencies moving forward.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: INTERNATIONAL RES NET CONNECT | Award Amount: 461.46K | Year: 2012

This three-year, multi-path collaboration program between U.S. and Chinese researchers, scientists, educators, and leaders in higher education focuses on key issues regarding network deployment, global cyberinfrastructure, and interoperability. The project builds on engagement between Internet2, CERNET, CTSNET, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, ongoing collaborations and remote campus deployments between US universities and China, scientific interaction between the two countries, and findings derived from prior annual meetings of the Chinese-American Network Symposium (CANS) group.

The intellectual merit of this work is based on the international exchange of ideas it will foster. By bringing together network experts and leading researchers, and by building on the momentum established by campuses and the continuum of CANS events, these activities lead to sustainable and ongoing linkages and interactions to foster global cyberinfrastructure. As research and education increasingly acquire more globalparameters, interactions like this are critical. The broader impact results from the global interactions and ongoing collaborations to be translated to multiple scientific disciplines and the continued deployment of US satellite campuses to promote
global exchange of educational findings and methodology.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: Campus Cyberinfrastrc (CC-NIE) | Award Amount: 1.32M | Year: 2013

This two-year project enhances campus network infrastructure and external connectivity of colleges and universities having notable research projects, even though the institution may not be primarily research-focused. It offers workshops focused on campus infrastructures and external connectivity to support research and teaching, and Tiger Team campus visits to assist with technical implementation. It builds upon Internet2s track record in campus infrastructure enhancement, campus-focused network performance workshops, and tools to foster intra- and inter-campus collaboration; it also supports NSF efforts on behalf of under-represented institutions and those in states identified in the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program, to upgrade infrastructures and enhance research and non-research activities. The workshops cover technical, organizational, and administrative aspects of upgraded campus infrastructure and high-bandwidth (1, 10, 40, 100 Gb/s) external connectivity. The Tiger Team visits will include expert advice on technical implementation, and Network Administrator and CIO-level administrative issues. It will result in a Best Practices manual informed by the projects findings. The project broadens the volume of campuses capable of participating in campus cyberinfrastructure-based projects, such as the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) and Campus Cyberinfrastructure-Network Infrastructure and Engineering (CC-NIE) award collaboration, and uses standard communications mechanisms (including Internet2s website) to broadly disseminate project findings. This will have a broad impact from analysis of solutions to barriers and needs in campus cyberinfrastructure, and the benefit non-research-intensive campuses that would not participate otherwise, including remote instruction.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: INTERNATIONAL RES NET CONNECT | Award Amount: 30.00K | Year: 2012

This workshop activity supports US participation and leadership in an international collaborative event around global federation development in support of collaboration in the research community. The workshop centers on Virtual Organizations (VO?s) in research and education, their needs in identity management (IdM), sharing of best practices and current deployments of federated identity systems, how to leverage global networking infrastructure in support of these federated systems, how to leverage recent cybersecurity advances, and issues in integrating some of these concepts and approaches in federated identity with distributed scientific applications and collaboration software. The event is to be held in the Netherlands in September, 2012.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: Secure &Trustworthy Cyberspace | Award Amount: 10.00K | Year: 2016

This End to End Trust and Security Workshop for the Internet of Things is a workshop jointly sponsored by the IEEE, Internet2 and the National Science Foundation. The workshop brings together researchers, academics, government agencies, and standards bodies for a series of panels, presentations and breakout discussions around the unsolved research and operational challenges in developing a security framework for the Internet of Things (IoT). Participants in the workshop, being held at George Washington University in Washington, DC, will range from postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, IT architects, researchers, security professionals, industry leaders and government employees. This grant provides travel support for researchers and graduate students who otherwise would not have the ability to attend the workshop.

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