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Sample Campus & Regional Cyberinfrastructure Plans

The following are representative campus, and regional, cyberinfrastructure plans from facilities around the U.S.  Each plan was submitted as part of a proposal to National Science Foundation's Campus Cyberinfrastructure programs (CC-IIE, CC-NIE, and CC-DNI). These materials are provided as examples for universities and institutions looking to develop their own campus CI plans, strategies and architectures to support research, education, and discovery.

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Montana State University Campus CyberInfrastructure Plan

Montana State University Campus Cyberinfrastructure Plan  Montana State University, the land-grant university for the State of Montana, is developing and deploying a data-centric cyberinfrastructure (CI) emphasizing digital scholarship in support of the institution’s learning, research, and outreach missions. Montana State University is a Carnegie RU/VH classified institution attracting over…  Read More

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Northern New Mexico College CyberInfrastructure Plan

Introduction The Information Technology (IT) Department at Northern New Mexico College (Northern or NNMC) provides services to its constituents (faculty, staff, and students) who are grouped in five colleges: Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Business, Health Science, and Education.From the transition from a community college to a four-year degree granting institution in 2004, the IT…  Read More

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University of New Hampshire CyberInfrastructure Plan

Executive Summary Inspired in part by the NSF EPSCoR CI Workshop (2007), which revealed northern New England as the “black hole of connectivity”; UNH implemented its first CI Plan in 2008. Informed by and integrated with the vision and plans of the Governor’s Telecom Advisory Board, the Division of Economic Development’s Director of Broadband, and the UNH Technology plan for research,…  Read More

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UC Irvine CyberInfrastructure Plan

Summary UCI has a fairly common physical CyberInfrastructure (CI) with which we are trying to attain an uncommon goal:  benefiting as much of the campus as possible as economically as possible. Guidance While we want to add power to our underlying compute, storage, and networking CI, we are very aware of how that power affects our actual users.  A place on the Top500 Supercomputer rankings list…  Read More

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University of Missouri Cyberinfrastructure Plan

The fundamental goal of cyberinfrastructure (CI) is the integration of computing resources, software, and networking along with data storage, information management, and human resources to advance scholarship and research.The University of Missouri’s CI Council has developed a comprehensive vision to guide the University’s future investments in cyberinfrastructure. In consultation with…  Read More

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Colorado State University Cyberfnfrastructure Plan

Download Colorado State University Cyberinfrastructure Plan (PDF) Background Colorado State University is a land-grant university with particular strengths in the applied sciences, engineering, life sciences, agriculture, and natural resources. Traditionally, these strengths have required the most advanced cyberinfrastructure. Indeed, CSU was the first university in the U.S. to purchase a…  Read More

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Marshall University Cyber Infrastructure Plan

Introduction What is Cyber Infrastructure? Cyber infrastructure is the connected cyber resources of networks, storage, computing and research communities that provide a basis to support scientific research and innovation in science, engineering and other fields. Why is it needed for scientific research? Scientific inquiry, innovation, and advance discovery requires improved cyber infrastructure…  Read More

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University of Florida Cyberinfrastructure Plan

Executive summary As part of the strategy to make the University of Florida a member of the top 10 public universities in the United States, it is critical to build the right foundation for faculty and students to do their work in education and research. The University of Florida plans to build upon existing infrastructure and enhance it to reach the following goals and milestones: Infrastructure…  Read More

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University of Utah Cyberinfrastructure Plan

Information Technology (IT) Governance Research Portfolio Document context The University of Utah Information Technology Research Portfolio, currently chaired by Prof. Thomas Cheatham, is a component of the newly implemented Information Technology (IT) governance structure of the University of Utah. The portfolio has replaced the earlier Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Council that was…  Read More

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University of Hawai‘i Cyberinfrastructure Plan

Introduction The University of Hawai‘i (UH) is already one of the nation’s top research universities, with distinctive strengths in astronomy, earth and ocean sciences. In developing the new Hawai’i Innovation Initiative (HI2), which calls for bold expansion in these and other strategic areas such as agriculture and the health sciences, it became apparent that stronger capabilities…  Read More

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Auburn Campus Cyberinfrastructure Plan

Auburn University recently completed the construction of a $13 million building for the Office of Information Technology towards the end of 2011. The new building enables consolidation of OIT employees from nine different buildings, including Dunstan Hall, Haley Center, L Building, Parker Hall, Property Services Building, Telecom and ETV Film Laboratory, Telecom and ETV Scene Shop, Telecom Studio…  Read More

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University of New Hampshire Cyberinfrastructure Plan

Executive Summary UNH implemented its first 10-year CI Plan in 2008. Inspired in part by the 2007 NSF EPSCoR Cyberinfrastructure Workshop, which highlighted northern New England as the “black hole of connectivity”, and informed by and integrated with the vision and plans of the NH Governor’s Telecommunications Advisory Board (TAB), the State Director of Broadband Technology (NH Division of…  Read More

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UNC-Chapel Hill Cyberinfrastructure Plan

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) recognizes three categories of strategic effort associated with cyberinfrastructure: Foundational capabilities Collaboration enablers Purpose-specific enhancements UNC-CH views (1) as being predominantly institutionally focused and (3) as predominantly project or discipline focused. While (2) assumes basic nationally shared functions…  Read More

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Tulane University Cyberinfrastructure Plan

1. Coherent campus-wide strategy and approach to CI Tulane University's Technology Services will provide appropriate IT infrastructure and services to different researchers based on their needs by supporting transformative uses of technology for teaching, learning and research, and to enable communication and productivity goals and enhance university business processes for all members of the…  Read More

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University of Oklahoma Cyberinfrastructure Plan

OneNet OneNet, a division of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, has operated since 1996 as the research and education network for all Oklahoma public higher education institutions, and also serves nearly every private higher education institution as well as public and private K-12 schools, libraries, museums and government (state, local, federal, tribal). Over many years of…  Read More

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Great Plains Network (GPN) Regional Cyberinfrastructure Plan

Great Plains Network (GPN) GPN connects research and education networks in 6 states to the Internet2 backbone and to ESnet. GPN provides redundant connectivity for several other affiliated campuses and networks outside the GPN region. GPN operates a 100G network point of presence in Kansas City and a second 100G PoP in Tulsa. The PoPs are interconnected at 30G with plans to upgrade to 100G. GPN…  Read More

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Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER) Regional Cyberinfrastructure Plan

KINBER Cyberinfrastructure PlanJanuary 26, 2015 KINBER is a not-for-profit corporation established to work with its members to create an environment that fosters collaborative research and promotes the innovative use of digital technologies among educational, healthcare, media and other community anchor institutions to improve the quality of life in communities throughout the Commonwealth. Its…  Read More

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Clemson University Regional Cyberinfrastructure Plan

With the increasing level of complexity and demands for IT services, Clemson University has developed a series of robust and innovative techniques to address the growing needs of cyberinfrastructure practitioners both at the national and local level.  Clemson has deployed a collaborative campus strategy addressing the rigorous demands of a national research institution.  By offering a…  Read More

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OARnet Regional Cyberinfrastructure Plan

Background The OARnet network consists of more than 1,850 miles of fiber-optic backbone. The network blankets the state, providing connectivity to Ohio's colleges and universities, K-12 schools, public broadcasting stations, academic medical centers, and state, federal and partnering research organizations. In addition to Ohio the fiber assets extend into Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and…  Read More