Notes/ Discussion items:
When we reviewed the spend plan in June 2021, there was 3.9M forecasted unspent funds at the end of the project.
As of August 25, 2021, for this spend plan we forecast $3.1M unspent funds at the end of the project including 427K for PS.
Kelly: Projected wish list for PS (asked for $480K and received almost $200K) for CEE (TACC) - want to do student engagement. We need $200K approximately. Can send the breakdown again for Ron. Don't plan any travel until 2022 - but still not sure about it until at least October this year. JT is comfortable with this number, Kelly will send a closer estimate to Ron.
Since we split up S&E and PS because NSF looks at them differently, it's easy to move funding from S&E to PS, but not vice versa. Currently we're showing $280K unspent funds for PS, so moving $200K won't be a problem. Funding people beyond the life of the project needs no cost extension. SC'22 will be outside the timeline. Are there any conferences inside the timeline that can be added to fund students, i.e. virtual SC'21 for students.
Support for the International HPC Summer School (IHPCSS) in July 2022. We already moved $60K PS for it in the last quarterly meeting. Not including instructors. How about Mentors? This typically runs about $100K to include non PS funds - Ron will follow up with Jay.)
Campus Champion travel budget for SC'21 and PEARC'22?
Dana: how do you register students for SC? Linda: Use my Corporate CC and register them, 20 at a time, easier to do this than try to get reimbursement from Finance. For SC, I do this individually. PEARC'21 expenses are about $22K.
JT: not opposed to fund travel for Champions.
$3.1M forecasted unspent funds - how can we spend it? In the annual report we did +-5% exercise, we can focus on the +5% exercise. OpenStack toolkit and CCRS toolkit PIF - approved. No objection.