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Mission Statement

The Requirements Analysis and Capability Delivery (RACD) team prepares and supports software and services that: 1) enable user access to and use of XSEDE federated infrastructure, and 2) enable infrastructure and service providers to federate with XSEDE. Starting from XSEDE prioritized user requirements (use cases) RACD coordinates the engineering work necessary to integrate software and services into production at SPs and campuses, as XSEDE central services, as external vendor services, or on user personal systems.  RACD uses engineering best practices and tools, works with external vendors and software partners to minimize integration cost to XSEDE, and aims to maximize ROI to XSEDE and the NSF.

Goals, Metrics & KPIs







Team Members

JP NavarroUniv. of Chicago/Argonne Nat. Lab.Manager, Requirements Analysis Engineer, and Integration Engineernavarro@mcs.anl.govLookup e-mail
Shava SmallenSDSCDeputy Manager, Evaluation/Testing Coordinatorssmaller@ucsd.eduLookup e-mail
Lee LimingUniv. of ChicagoRequirements Analysis Engineerliming@uchicago.eduLookup e-mail
Jim BasneyNCSARequirements Analysis Engineer, Lead Security Designerjbasney@illinois.eduLookup e-mail


Venkat YekkiralaNCSASecurity Engineervyekkira@illinois.eduLookup e-mail
Eric BlauUniv. of Chicago/Argonne Nat. Lab.Integration & Information Services Engineerblau@mcs.anl.govLookup e-mail
Rob LightPSCInformation Services Engineerlight@psc.eduLookup e-mail
Galen ArnoldNCSAEvaluation/testing engineergwarnold@illinois.eduLookup e-mail
Choonhan YounSDSCEvaluation/testing engineercyoun@sdsc.eduLookup e-mail
Christopher IrvingSDSCEvaluation/testing engineercirving@sdsc.eduLookup e-mail
Susan LitzingerPSCEvaluation/testing engineersusan@psc.eduLookup e-mail
Derek SimmelPSCEvaluation/testing engineerdsimmel@psc.eduLookup e-mail
Peter EnstromNCSAEvaluation/testing engineerenstrom@ncsa.illinois.eduLookup e-mail

Communication & Meetings

Coordination call coordinates: 

  • Thursday 
  • 10:00-11:00 AM Central Time 
  • Alternating between "requirements, planning, and integration" and "evaluation and testing"
  • Join online:
  • Join by Phone 
    • +1 217 332 6338 
    • +1 312 994 8410 
    • +1 888 983 3631 
  • Conference ID: 6759150

New Staff Orientation

TODO: pointer to revised engineering process


TODO: pointer to new JIRA area