Arizona State University
University Senate
Fall 2014

Senate Motion #2015-44

Two read requirement was waived by Senate vote. Senate meeting #4 12/1/2014

Motion Introduced by: Joseph Comfort, Chair of the Research and Creative Activities Committee.

Date of First Reading: December 1, 2014

Date of Second Reading: December 1, 2014

Title of Motion: High Performance Computer System Review

Action Requested: The University Senate Research and Creative Activities committee and the University Academic Council, recommend passage of this motion.

Background Information: Click here to read relevant backgorund information relating to this motion.

Motion:

Whereas supercomputing capabilities have become essential in many academic fields, and

Whereas the High Performance Computer (HPC) system (also called A2C2) has provided excellent service to faculty and students under a pay-per-use funding system, also with small no-cost allotments of computer time, and

Whereas the management has decided to change the financial structure of the HPC by implementing a replacement Community Cluster program that is bringing hardships to users

The University Senate

  1. Requests that the change from pay-per-use funding base to the Community Cluster program be temporarily suspended;

  2. Directs the University Academic Council to form a broad-based task force to study the role, use, and funding of supercomputing at ASU;

  3. Must approve a report before the earlier pay-per-use, the Community Cluster program, or any alternative funding structure is authorized to proceed.

Actions: 
Approved
Admin Response: 
Response

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