In October 2015, an NSF-funded meeting brought together representatives from campuses, regional research and education networking organizations, and national computational facilities to discuss current limitations to expanding access to advanced CI resources and to identify ways to better coordinate their efforts. The meeting focused on the role of regional organizations in providing broader support to computational researchers and how these organizations might expand engagement beyond faculty and students at research-intensive universities. The ultimate goal was to initiate a process for charting a more coherent course of action that will contribute to a stronger computational and CI landscape. This bulletin highlights what was learned from white papers solicited for the meeting and from the meeting itself, and it outlines recommendations for the higher education community.
Citation for this Work: Monaco, Gregory E., and Donald F. McMullen. Improving Access to the National Computational Infrastructure: The Role of Regional Organizations. Research bulletin. Louisville, CO: ECAR, October 18, 2016.