Council on Academic Computing

October 21, 2004

Meeting Summary


Provost Maher delivered the Councilís charge.He asked the Council to

  • Provide advice to CSSD on campus computer security issues and the campus security plan.
  • Work with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center to develop a program that funds network computing projects and examine other, relevant funding opportunities.
  • Help develop series of half-day thematic events on relevant topics, e.g., computational biology.
  • Help develop an ongoing speaker series that highlights trends in academic computing.


Members of the Council and Provost Maher discussed the status of wireless networks at the University.Wireless networks currently are available only to students.Extant networks are funded by students through student fees.Computing Services and Systems Development is currently studying how wireless access can be provided to the entire University community.


Other issues were also addressed:

  • Members of the Council and Provost Maher discussed the history and current functions of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center.
  • Engineering students will be trained as part of the Universityís participation in the National Energy Technology Lab consortium.