This one-day charrette kicks off a several month conversation focussed on how the
research computing ecosystem in the Northeast expects to evolve in the
coming 5, 10 and 15 years. It is in part inspired by the 70th anniversary of the
publication of Vannevar Bush’s envisioning article “As We May Think”
The Bush article articulated a vision of ubiquitous and pervasive computing that
is emerging as reality today.
The charrette activity will look at how regional
research computing activities can further evolve, both for their own sake and to
advance Northeast interests more broadly.
It will start a process to engage and bring together
a cross-section of the Northeast region research computing and cyberinfrastructure
ecosystem. The process will produce a report that
- captures the full flavor of research computing activity in the Northeast
region today and
- synthesizes collective views on the 5, 10 and 15 year future for the
regions research computing ecosystem
The report will aim to highlight strategic areas where synergies among
regional participants can be best leveraged and enhanced to boost impacts and outcomes.