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Research CyberInfrastructure. Presentation to the ITC 4/15/11 – Terry Millar. UW-Madison Research CyberInfrastructure ?. $. R CI. Research CyberInfrastructure ?. Resources: Material – C omputer equipment Software Human – core competencies in 1 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


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Research CyberInfrastructurePresentation to the ITC4/15/11 Terry Millar$UW-Madison Research CyberInfrastructure?

R CIResearch CyberInfrastructure?Resources:Material Computer equipmentSoftwareHuman core competencies in 1 Social networked core competencies in 1 - 3How much do we have of each resource and what are their distributions and costs?

How much will we need in 5-10 years, and with what distributions and at what costs?Research CyberInfrastructure?To first order, no one has a clue. Perhaps we should have a clue?A role for the Information Technology Committee?Institution:

Research CyberInfrastructurePossible Strategy: Tackle resources in order, since each will help inform those that follow:

Material computer equipmentComputer EquipmentSoftwareHuman core competencies in 1 Social networked core competencies in 1 - 3 What follows are some statistics on computer equipment derived from the campus InventoryQuestion: What is the total initial value of all computer equipment currently in the Campus Inventory, and what is the distribution by fund accounts used for acquisition?Warning: Data includes all categories of use, not just for research5Research CyberInfrastructure

Research CyberInfrastructureWhat constitutes research equipment?Research CyberInfrastructure

Research CyberInfrastructureWhat is the distribution of computer equipment now in inventory by date of purchase?Research CyberInfrastructureResearch CyberInfrastructureQuestions:

What major unit has the greatest investment in computer equipment? Second greatest?

What is the distribution of computer equipment by major unit?Research CyberInfrastructure

Admin NameTotal Purchase Cost# of PurchasesFUNDBusiness Services$12,4694101CALS$1,428,665132144CALS$355,00344150CALS$164,68122133CALS$111,02326101CALS$83,35310136Education$363,18422128Education$304,50230150Education$197,54316136Education$184,53916135Engineering$1,553,172212144Engineering$1,058,381108101Engineering$579,13862150Engineering$301,53843133Engineering$83,8613135Fac Planning Mgmnt$319,43115128Fac Planning Mgmnt$207,2829101General Services$669,15146128General Services$47,9478101General Services$26,2423150Research CyberInfrastructureComputer Equipment by major unit and then by purchase fundAdmin NameTotal Purchase Cost# of PurchasesFUNDGraduate School$8,808,863708144Graduate School$1,157,490100136Graduate School$1,053,01156233Graduate School$616,27840150Graduate School$539,7826135Graduate School$474,32847128Graduate School$302,14414133Info Technology$21,877,156622128Info Technology$3,418,67977133Info Technology$424,69920101Info Technology$138,9692999Info Technology$39,6752150L&S$6,645,751595144L&S$1,277,319180150L&S$1,198,87086135L&S$901,21635133L&S$401,96741128L&S$385,83340101Law School$13,5044101Law School$5,7321133Library$1,213,20536101Library$163,4004136Library$3,7382128Research CyberInfrastructureComputer Equipment by major unit and then by purchase fund

Research CyberInfrastructureComputer Equipment by major unit and then by purchase fundResearch CyberInfrastructureWho are the people behind the purchases?Research CyberInfrastructure

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Research CyberInfrastructureStatistics on the people behind the Computer Equipment Purchases

Individuals, in decreasing order of total purchasesResearch CyberInfrastructurePatterns in natureYou are walking along a beach. Ahead you see 8 medium size stones in essentially a straight line spanning several yards. Would you be surprised?When do patterns evoke a sense of curiosity about possible causes?Research CyberInfrastructureAssume you have a complex technology with many layers, 1 through N. Assume layer i has 2ipeople, with the end usersAssume that each layer has about the same amount of financial investment in equipmentAssume you know the amount of equipment per person at each levelat level NThen what is the distribution of equipment value versus people? 22Level $ size/ Person (N=9)Investment at that levelN=1N=9Research CyberInfrastructureResearch CyberInfrastructureN=1N=9Note that slope is approximately 1Research CyberInfrastructureWhy?!One possible reason is that the federal grant size versus number of grants has a similar power law distribution.But: 1. That begs the question of why the federal grant size has that distribution.

2. Federal grants account for only 27% of the computer equipment.Research CyberInfrastructureRecall

This is Inventory over time, therefore it represents a rolling steady state.In steady state, every dollar investment in computer equipment used in research and purchased with non-federal funds generates, to first order, the equivalent amount of 150 funds. Research CyberInfrastructure

Therefore either 1) the campus only uses about 10% of its non-federally funded computer purchases to support research; or 2) the campus is not re-investing its Indirect Cost Reimbursement in a way commensurate with its research computing investments from other sources.Research CyberInfrastructureFinally:

It is alleged by people who know that Info Technology computer equipment costs are not included in the indirect calculation with the Feds, because it is not designated as a research unit!

Research CyberInfrastructureAnd recall, computer equipment is just half of the material resources, and does not touch human or social resources.It seems that someone should wake up each morning with Research Cyberinfrastructure as her/his primary mission. It also is my opinion that that person should report to the Vice Chancellor for Research, in order to best protect research interests. Research CyberInfrastructureOne example to show that the material resources are just the tip of the tip of the iceberg:Research Cyberinfrastructure Data Center ExampleCenter for High Throughput Computing at B240Approx imate Annual Services Provided 23 Centers/Collaborations

22 Departments

73 Faculty/Staff

131 Students.7 FTE of evolution user support.7 FTE of steady state user support2.2 FTE maintenance and operation support30 million CPU-hours of computing1 petabyte spinning diskSoftware*To Hardware/Infrastructure~$530K in: Power Water APC equipment Racks

~$2 M in Computers(Of this amount, ~$1M camefrom collaborators)

Harvested cycles from campus desktops

Web portals (simplify/automate research computing)

Electrical Capacity forPowering machinesCooling Machines~ 1: 1.5

150KW(Green: served as a model for Findorff/Mortenson for WIDs)CHTC ResourcesFirmL&S 2 FTE AnnuallyVariableFederal $90K/Yr last 5 yearsWARF $410K/Yr last 5 years (staff and eqpt) Cap Exercise $20K/yr last 5 years**See next slide for more detailsATLAS Biological Magnetic Resonance Data Bank Center for LimnologyCMSComputational Nuclear Engineering Research GroupDaya Bay Engine Research CenterGeriatric Research Education and Clinical CenterGlobal Lakes Ecological Observatory NetworkGreat Lakes Bioenergy Research CenterIceCubeLaboratory for Molecular and Computational Genomics Nelson Institute Psychiatric Institute and Clinics Social Science Computing Cooperative Synchrotron Radiation CenterValue Added Research Center Waisman CenterWisconsin ADRC Medical Imaging Lab Wisconsin Center for Education ResearchWisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium Wisconsin Institute for Medical Research

Centers/Collaborations Depts/Contd Medical Physics Medical Sciences Medicine Nuclear Engineering Physics Statistics Zoology

DepartmentsAnimal SciencesAstronomyBiochemistry BiostatisticsBotanyChemical and Biological EngChemistry Computer ScienceCounseling Psychology EconomicsElectrical and Computer EngineeringEngineering Physics GeosciencesLimnology Material Science and Engineering Math Mechanical Engineering

Nagesh Adluru Andrew AlexanderAlan AttieBaha BalantekinDavid BalduzziSuman Banerjee Vernon BargerJohn BooskeLev BorisovKenneth ChiuMichael Coen Qiang Cui Joshua CoonSusan CoppersmithNatalia de LeonJuan dePabloKurt FeiglMichael FerrisAmit Gandhi Daniel GianolaSusan HagnessBruce HansenPaul HansonKarsten HeegerBill Hoyt Thomas Jahns

Faculty/StaffSterling JohnsonShawn KaepplerDaniel KingenbergGregory KirkIrena KnezevicTim KratzBen LibitRobert LorenzMahesh MahanthappaManos MavrikakisMary MeyerandJulie MitchellGregory Moses Dan Negrut Hayrettin OkutMutlu OzdoganJignesh PatelFrancis PetrielloGeorge N. PhillipsWarren PorterRolf ReitzNicolas Roys Ridwan SakidjaJR Schmidt Karl ScholzEdwin L. Sibert

Jude Shavlik Gary ShiuVikas Singh James Skinner Edgar SpaldingPaul TerwilligerChris Thorn Giulio Tononi Ruth Lopez TurleyEldon UlrichBarry Van VeenTomy VargheseJames Walker Don Waller Herb WangKent Weigel l Michael WestphallPaul Wilson Nick Wu Bryan Yandell Arun Yethiraj Li Zhang

Software Assistance forCondorFree Surfer - Brain mapping software Jmag - Finite Element Analysis Matlab - Science Software System Stata - Statistical Package MCNP - A Nuclear Energy Analysis Package R


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