I’m traveling this week. First I’m in Arlington, VA, for a National Science Foundation workshop on high performance computing, storage, and large databases. NSF is starting to plan to survey research institutions on what’s happening in those areas, so this workshop is going to center on discussions about what data will be useful (and/or possible) to collect. Should be a fascinating discussion.
For the second half of the week I’ll be in Arizona for the annual Symposium from the Educause Center for Applied Research (ECAR). Richard Katz always puts together interesting and unexpected ideas for these meetings, which have been some of the most thought provoking of all of the gatherings I regularly attend. This year’s agenda, which centers on the broad topic of sustainability, promises to be no different.
I’ll post on both of these gatherings as I can during the week.