Monday, July 21, 2008

Fountain in front of the Student Union

This summer, the ESCC/Internet2 Joint Tech meeting is being held on the campus of the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Unlike many other universities, it is located right in town so it is an easy walk to a lot of places. I walked to and from the campus and though it isn't really hot, it is very humid. Tonight, there is a JET meeting at 8:15 so maybe I'll look for dinner around 7:00 or so. Supposedly, there is a good Thai restaurant nearby.

Tuesday afternoon - Ended up at a Connectors BoF then went and had a bowl of Spaghetti. This morning, I got up early and walked about 4 miles since it felt cooler and dryer at 6 in the morning. I guess this weather is a little unusual for here at this time of the year. I'm told that normally it is much drier.

There is some frustration whenever I attend one of these meetings since there are many talks on DCN (Dynamic Circuit Network) and there is, currently, no way for UAF to participate. I guess part of it is demand. Most of the schools have researchers on their campus that had a real need and, as far as I know, that demand doesn't exist at UAF. Part of this may because the capability has never existed in the past. Another part of the problem is the lack of communication channels between organized research and central computing.

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