Council on Academic Computing
October 21, 2004
THE PROVOSTíS CHARGE
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
- 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.