We can help you to construct text for grant proposals that includes descriptions of the computational and other IT resources available for your research. Some of this information is provided below for your use in grant proposals, but we're happy to help you construct something more specific, or that discusses resources outside of the building.
WID grants, contact: Jay Krafft, Grants Administrator (email@example.com)
Morgridge grants, contact: Jennifer Booth, Sponsored Programs Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For WID IT information: Michelle Craft, Research IT Coordinator (email@example.com)
For compute information: Lauren Michael, Research Computing Facilitator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
All proposal materials must be completed and submitted to Jay Krafft (608)316-4342 three business days before the sponsor deadline to allow for university routing and approvals.
- Effort reporting: contact Jay Krafft
- Grant management, including pre-award activities, assistance with grant submission and post-award assistance: contact Jay Krafft
- Grant management, including post-award activities and expenditures: contact Jay Krafft
- For startup balance questions: contact Becky Streich
Information Regarding Facilities in this BuildingThe IT infrastructure at the Discovery Building provides state of the art servers, storage, and networking.
The server and storage backbone is composed of over 275 servers, more than 50% of which run in redundant Hyper-V or VMWare virtual environments. 60 TB of Document SAN storage is provided through Dell EqualLogic SANs and Microsoft Windows storage servers. Research Storage is currently larger than 2500 TB and primarily provided through dedicated storage servers and Isilon Storage Systems.
Computational resources available within the Discovery Building include compute clusters, working data storage, and technical support provided by the DiscoverIT team and staff within the Core Computational Technology (CCT) research theme. A shared compute cluster of 11 compute servers, with varying hardware specifications, is available to all building researchers and is part of large compute pool including additional group-dedicated compute hardware. This compute pool is managed by the HTCondor software, developed at UW-Madison's Center for High Throughput Computing (CHTC), and directly accesses over 500 TB on shared research storage nodes. Additional free, campus-shared, large-scale computing resources are offered by the CHTC including the expansive distributed computing resources of the national Open Science Grid (OSG). Research computing support staff in the CCT theme serve as an extension of the CHTC in training and assisting researchers in their use of available compute resources, including support for using off-campus resources.
A high speed converged network ties together the various elements of technology in the building. Each building network port has a one gigabit connection to a ten gigabit uplink on each floor. Intra-building fiber optics allow highly scalable networks between lab spaces and computational infrastructure while multiple fiber optics trunks among the building and diverse locations on campus provide fault tolerance as well as connect research collaborators. The University of Wisconsin provides rich connectivity to Research and Education networks like Internet2, NLR, and BOREAS-Net.
The facility has excellent meeting and conference facilities with both secured and guest wireless access throughout the building. There are 18 conference rooms with phones, projectors, and network ports, 4 video conference rooms with projectors, a forum for large group meetings, and 2 mobile projectors. There are 2 plotter printers and 10 printer copiers with fax capabilities (Sharp MX-3050). Video and voice collaboration is provided by VoIP, TelePresence, and HD video technologies from Cisco.
For more information on Campus Computing Resources, see: http://chtc.cs.wisc.edu/cite-chtc.shtml