The power of research computing is expanding into many more disciplines than it originally served.
BiographyCurt Hillegas is Associate CIO, Research Computing (previously Director of Research Computing) at Princeton University managing the TIGRESS High Performance Computing and Visualization Center, a collaboration between the Office of Information Technology and the Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering at Princeton University. He has helped to build a centrally managed research computing infrastructure that includes 65 TFLOPS of computational systems and 1 PB of shared storage as well as staffing for system administration, programming, and visualization support. He also serves on the Steering Committee for the EDUCAUSE Campus Cyberinfrastructure working group. Dr. Hillegas's past work at Princeton University includes managing the enterprise Unix group, architecting enterprise server and storage solutions, designing and managing central email infrastructure, and general Unix system administration. Dr. Hillegas received his B.S. in Chemistry from Lehigh University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Princeton University.
This paper provides an introduction to the special networking needs of data-intensive research programs and some of the approaches that have been developed to address those needs. It is intended for IT leadership and staff who are familiar with enterprise networking.
In this paper we explore some of the topics that institutions and researchers should consider as they encourage and enable research data sharing.