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Action Items:

– John – Ron – Dave
Due Date
Management & Governance    Slide Updates

-Slide 2 add reference to



-Slide 3 replace org chart or use the one Ron sent


-Slide 10 what is the status of the Staff Climate Survey


-Slide 11 update names


-Slide 6 Suggestion from Shawn Strande via chat to include names of XAB and UAC and not just that they exist


-Slide 16 suggestion that it is a rabbit hole–remove it


-Slide 7 missing slide number

 John, Lorna/Lizanne6/8/2018
Budget & Metrics    Slide Updates

-Before slide 2 need an introduction to transition to new topic


-Slides 4 and 5 will raise questions; have a list of contributing factors:

  • non-FTE budget as an explanation (explains NCSA)
  • Unspent hardware investment; emergence of public cloud acceptance holding for that transition–will hear more in Ops discussion
    • add another color for hardware line
  • Source of what the projected is
  • Travel will increase with PEARC
  • Projection is not based on reality
  • Use annual for projection rather than 6 months
  • Purposes for underspending
  • Staff turnover – would be good to have data on that for hiring lag
  • Year 1 partners were spending down carryover from prior award
  • Need to then answer the question what are you going to do about it
  • TACC explanation for lean amounts
  • Authorization to spend in February, and award award processing takes time
  • Emphasize the % under spending rather than value and how that calculates into weeks (5 weeks?)
  • Large award
  • Illinois takes back unspent funds; whatever carryover allow to keep either 2 months average spend up to a max of $200k so some money is tied up in that carryover
  • Managing responsibly

-Provided TACC projected amounts with explanation for lean amounts



Trend Analysis    Slide Updates

-Use of term "Traditional users" is different in ECSS...logins, command-line users, etc.; send Nancy graphic


-R1 terminology now called Major Research Institution (MRI)


-Visualization isn't going down, but you're seeing heterogeneous systems where the work is going


-Look at growth of GPU users


-Caution: classifying by resource type not by the work they are doing; not sure it will help case. Data-intensive computing portion is wrong–remove or refine


-Trend in usage of GPUs and Phis


-Trend of diversity from Nancy's slide


-How are people solving the problems today and how is that changing?


-Talking narrowly for those who have allocation on XSEDE, there could be extended community............use of users could be defined


-Fields of science trends


-Keywords query of abstracts


-Trends for L2s to consider–should be talking about these things–qualitative or quantitative data observations

    • Does XCI campus interaction equate to institutions deploying?
    • XCI Instrumenting software components to determine usage?
    • CEE champions, trainings, student preparation, PI interactions, etc.

Notes/ Discussion items: