RCGC Subcommittees

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Subcommittees (where the work actually gets done):

Big Data:

Big data can be thought of as any data that is too large to reasonably process on anything other than an HPC or HTC.

The Big Data Subcommittee is in charge of determining what the campus needs to handle the big data it encounters.

Chair: Paulo Goes

For more information, visit the page about Big Data.

Data Management / Curation:

The Data Management and Curation Subcommittee helps to develop and oversee the University’s institutional strategy in support of research data management. One of their main goals is to make available tools that can be used for determining which practices are most appropriate for particular types of data, as well as advising the UA administration on how to improve in this area.

Chair: Chris Kollen 

For more information, visit the page about Data Management / Curation.

HPC 2015:

HPC 2015 Subcommittee handles the preparation of the HPC progression into 2015. They decide what to add and change regarding updating the system, including: purchasing, designing, and implementing the new HPC system.

Chair: Michael Bruck

For more information, visit the page about HPC 2015.

HPC Policies:

The HPC Policies Subcommittee is in charge of making sure the UA complies with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations. This subcommittee helps encourage buy-ins with the HPC systems and devise a 5-10 year vision for the HPC systems.

Chair: Susan Miller

For more information, visit the page about HPC Policies.


The Network Subcommittee works to provide the highest speed, lowest latency network access campus-wide.

Chair: Dragana Vasic

For more information, visit the page about Networking.

RDC Policies / Co-Location:

Research Data Center Co-Location Subcommittee (RDCCLS) works to make the most efficient use of data centers, as well as providing opinions on what is needed for additional technology to help make research progress effectively.

Chair: Nirav Merchant

For more information, visit the page about RDC Policies / Co-Location.

Metrics and Mapping

The Metrics and Mapping subcommittee works to assemble a fuller picture of the research computing infrastructure to provide more comprehensive assessment of what facilities are available, who is using them, how much they are being utilized, etc.

Chair: Henry Childers

For more information, visit the page about Metrics and Mapping.