U's partners to hold advanced networking workshops
The University of Utah has partnered with a number of collaborating institutions to begin hosting workshops focused on high performance networking and advanced cyberinfrastructure, in an effort to educate smaller colleges and universities that are at a severe disadvantage in those areas. The NSF-funded project was awarded $150,000 to be used over two years and has been named the Rocky Mountain Cyberinfrastructure Mentoring and Outreach Alliance (RMCMOA). The first workshop was hosted on January 13 at Arizona State University.
Steve Corbató, Deputy CIO, is a Co-Principal Investigator on the grant.
"We're really pleased to be part of this regional collaboration for multiple reasons," said Corbató. "Our key role demonstrates that we have a very tight coupling between our IT infrastructure, advanced networking, and research computing activities at the U. We're also able to provide regional leadership in helping to disseminate best practices in campus IT and research computing to the smaller universities and colleges in the Four Corners states, as well as Idaho and Wyoming."
"Finally," he added, "this outreach activity, particularly with tribal colleges such as Navajo Technical University, is very important to the National Science Foundation, who has been a principal sponsor of our research computing and networking initiatives in recent years."
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