In February 2009, a joint workshop of the EDUCAUSE Advanced Core Technologies Initiative Campus Cyberinfrastructure Working Group (ACTI-CCI) and the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC) issued a report and recommendations that addressed the challenges and strategies for developing a coherent cyberinfrastructure from local campus to national facilities.
BiographyJim Pepin is a Chief Technology Officer at Clemson University. He started his duties at Clemson in Feburary of 2007 and is responsible for campus and regional systems and networking architecture. He previoulsy worked for University of Southern California (USC), starting in 1972 and implemented NCP and IP solutions on the ARPAnet. He was a member of several Network Working Groups in the early 1970s. He was director of the Engineering Computer Lab and was architect of the central engineering school facilities, including networking and timesharing systems. Starting in 1987 he was Executive Director of University Computing Services (UCS). UCS provided campus wide support for all networking and central academic computing services. In 1999-2003, he had joint apointment with USC-ISI and was responsible for direction in High Performance Network infrastructure for the USC-ISD and USC-ISI. From 2004 on he was responsibile for the design and implementation of high performance networks while being director of the center for High Perforamnce Computing and Communications.
Many campuses have data centers that are inadequate for the rapidly increasing demands placed on them.