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Computing Liaisons Orientation January 23, 2009 8-9:30am 2203 Social Sciences and Humanities. Overview of campus process for addressing needs Pete Siegel Vice Provost and CIO Information and Educational Technology. Overview of campus process for addressing needs.

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Overview of campus process for addressing needsPete SiegelVice Provost and CIOInformation and Educational Technology
overview of campus process for addressing needs
Overview of campus process for addressing needs
  • Message from Interim Provost Horwitz:

“As a campus, we face dramatic increases in the costs for facilities and supporting utilities; at the same time, we face serious resource constraints and expectations that we will increase our efforts to reduce energy consumption and promote conservation. …

In addition, there is a growing need to ensure that our data and data services are maintained in secure, reliable, and safe facilities.”

strategic approach to investments in computing facilities saicf committee
Strategic Approach to Investments in Computing Facilities (SAICF) Committee
  • John Meyer, Co-Chair, Office of Resource Management and Planning
  • Pete Siegel, Co-Chair, Information and Educational Technology
  • Zhi Ding, Professor, Electrical and Computing Engineering
  • Maurice Hollman, Office of Resource Management and Planning
  • Barry Klein, Office of Research
  • Enrique Lavernia, College of Engineering (thru September 2008)
  • Morna Mellor, Information and Educational Technology
  • Michael Minear, University of California Health System
  • Karl Mohr, Office of Resource Management and Planning
  • Stan Nosek, Office of Administration
  • Dave Shelby, Information and Educational Technology
  • Bruce White, College of Engineering (beginning January 2009)
committee s charge
Committee’s charge
  • Develop a sound campus-wide (Davis and Sacramento) strategy that will guide and inform investments in computing facilities.
  • Establish a common, central process to review and coordinate new construction, renovations, and “ad-hoc” requests for increased utility services for space used as computer (server) rooms.
accomplishments to date
Accomplishments to date
  • Server Room Space Evaluation Committee (SRSEC)
  • Collocation space for computing equipment and facilities
  • Computing facilities liaisons
  • Technical options:
      • Virtualization
      • Grid and cluster computing
  • Longer-term planning
Server Room Space Evaluation CommitteeDave Zavatson, SRSEC ChairInformation and Educational Technology
srsec charge
SRSEC charge
  • Propose, review, and evaluate requests for space or space renovations, and make recommendations
  • Advise the SAICF on opportunities to leverage projects and capacity planning
space evaluation process
Space evaluation process
  • Submit request for facilities to SRSEC through Computing Liaisons via Dean/Vice Chancellor
  • SRSEC consults with Computing Liaison and Dean to determine the collocation facility that would meet the needs of each request.
  • SRSEC makes recommendation to SAICF; fast track process available
  • Space savings
  • Lifecycle management
  • Disaster recovery partnering
  • Critical departmental services are more available
  • Reduce campus power utilization, need to build out server rooms, electronics waste
  • Overall cost savings due to economies of scale not available to individual departments
cluster computing
Cluster Computing
  • Multiple computers (units) tied together by fast network connections.
  • Compute power is determined by the number of units, number of processors per unit and speed of the processors
grid computing
Grid Computing
  • Similar in concept to cluster except the units are spread over a larger geographic area
  • Grids can include specialized resources (instruments, visualization tools, storage repositories)
campus progress to date
Campus progress to date
  • Establishment of the SAICF Committee
  • Research computing (HPC) accommodations and initiatives
  • Campus Data Center improvements (power, cooling) to support HPC (Phase I)
  • Establishment of Server Room Space Evaluation subcommittee to the SAICF:
      • oversee collocation facilities i.e. Watershed, Academic Surge, Hoagland (Phase II)
      • establish a website for information and process for submitting requests.
long term strategy dave shelby assist vice provost information and educational technology
Long-term strategyDave Shelby, Assist. Vice ProvostInformation and Educational Technology
long term strategy
Long-term strategy
  • IET and UCDHS IT groups initiate a capital project to accommodate both campuses
  • Systemwide planning – centers at San Diego and Oakland
  • Joint project with campus/health system
  • Cost of alternatives – loss of research programs, recognition of hidden expenses such as power
  • Importance of liaisons
  • Vulnerabilities for important systems that aren’t adequately provided for now
campus resources
Campus resources