This series is a publication of the ECAR Campus Cyberinfrastructure (ECAR-CCI) Working Group. The topic of big data continues to receive a great deal of publicity because of its promise for opening new avenues of scholarly discovery and commercial opportunity.
BiographyMichael Mundrane is Director of Telecommunications for Rutgers, the
State University of New Jersey. His business unit has responsibility
for the design, implementation, and operation of the university voice,
video and data infrastructure. He has led the data architecture and
design group for the RUNet 2000 project, a 100M university wide rebuild
of the voice, video, and data infrastructure. He has also served in an
identical capacity for NJEDge.net, a broadband statewide network
designed to enhance the missions of instruction, research, and public
service of New Jersey's colleges and universities. Both network
projects have emphasized contemporary network design philosophy to
maximize support for next generation applications.
Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), the named successor to the current networking protocol that supports the transport of traffic across the Internet, is a more mature standard that appropriately balances compatibility against the addition of capabilities and enhancements that are important for current and future growth of the Internet.
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.