Southern Partnership in Advanced Networking
University of Central Florida
March 9-10, 2016
distributed data, advanced computing, and cloud infrastructures have
become increasingly critical to research and education endeavors in a
wide range of disciplines. As campus IT groups around the country build
and expand infrastructure components to address the needs of their
users, coordination between and across campuses and cloud services has
become critical to create successful, sustainable, scalable, and
flexible solutions that can be implemented in multiple settings. Tying
this infrastructure together is the network, which has become an
essential piece of the cyberinfrastructure (CI) ecosystem.
The Southern Partnership in Advanced Networking is an NSF funded project
focused on working with colleges and universities across the Southeast
to develop or update campus cyberinfrastructure plans in order to
address the diverse and ever changing needs of the campus community.
SPAN is a partnership between Clemson University, South Carolina State
University, Georgia State University, and the University of Georgia that
is interested in building a regional community of practitioners across
the South that supports next-generation networking. It is our hope that
these workshops will be a catalyst for future partnerships and
collaborations between colleges and universities across the Southeast.
This first workshop will be two days in length with the first day and a
half dedicated to topical discussions and presentations including:
On the afternoon of the second day the following concurrent sessions are
- Network design principles
- Network tools and performance
- Developing a Campus CI Plan
- Supporting researchers
- Best practices
- Advanced computing on the national and regional level
- Site visits (available by request from schools who attend at
least one workshop)
The workshop series is aimed at campus IT professionals, researchers,
educators, and CIOs who are responsible for the planning, design,
implementation and usage of the campus IT infrastructure in support of
research and teaching activities.
Limited amount of travel funds are available.
- Grant writing best practices for CI focused proposals
- Hands-on perfSONAR installation and configuration