Executive Summary of Meeting
Friday, July 9 (12-1 pm CDT)
Remote via Zoom (coordinates sent out via Outlook)
|Lisa Arafune (Chair)|
|Ana Carmen Gonzales|
|Service Provider Forum|
|User Advisory Committee|
Friday, July 9
|Duration||Topic (w/links to presentation materials)|
Approval of April XAB meeting summary. Motion by Jennifer Schopf, Ani Ural. Approved
Recap and discussion of NSF review
Favorable response from Bob Chadduck & panel. We have not yet received the panel report but will share the report once it is received. Comments from panel commending project for its maturity.
Questions from panel re. preparations for transition from XSEDE to ACCESS. The staff has already been prepping for this, trying to package things as well as we can to transition. Still have concerns about whether there will be adequate time to do the transition. Noted to panel that we are working diligently to manage finances to net zero by end of the project. Bob shared some concern about not having any funds remaining come Aug 2022 in case an extension is needed. Will be difficult to manage to a net zero due to lack of use of participant support/travel due to COVID, so assured him that this shouldn't be a problem.
XRAC allocation event would normally happen in last couple days of August. Backed this up a week to provide time to ensure allocations info can be shared with SPs prior to Aug 31 2022. SPs will need to be structural support /bridge to get us through this. They will be supporting ongoing allocations past XSEDE into ACCESS. Anticipate much of transition will be bore by SPs since they'll be on both sides of transition.
CEE: many favorable comments by panel about work that CEE has done. Many of the things they commented on will not be part of ACCESS unfortunately. One panelists stated that he has been hard on CEE through the years and is pleased with how the team has used that feedback to grow and improve. CEE team is working to find a way to continue funding these projects.
UAC/Emre: impressed by comments made by panel. Main concern was related to transition. Discussion that many relationships that have been developed are fragile esp with URM groups. Don't want to lose ground with these folks.
ECSS: panel didn't have many questions about ECSS. Mostly focused on impact.
In general, the panel didn't have many questions throughout review.
Q: was there any mention of why CEE was dropped in ACCESS solicitations?
Q: panel of 4. All repeat reviewers?
Wrap up/Close Meeting
Motion to close (Emre, Ken).
Next meeting: August 17, 2021 (2pm ET/1pm CT/12pm MT/11am PT)