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					Directions for EECS Computing and
             Networking

           David Culler
           U.C. Berkeley
Introducing...
• Hua-Pei Chen (Pei) - new Titan lead
      – former LBNL chief technologist, unix group leader, …
      – Rebuilding the group from top down
• Ken Lutz - Networked Systems Architect
      – former Inktomi director of technical operations
      – 25% lead departmental technical position
      – 75% lead Millennium staff




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 And re-introducing, ...

                                   Pei Chen
                                   Jon Forrest        Fred Archibald
           Project
           Research
           Groups                             Net



                                             Administrative       Jan Pardoe
                                  Titan       Computing
                                                Group
                      Computer
Katlin Voros
                      Services
Rob McNicholas
                       Group
                                 Instruction and              Kevin Mullally
                                   Electronics                Ferenc Kovac
                                 Support Group




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NEWS
• SimMillennium NSF research infrastructure grant
  awarded!
      – 1.7 M$ for networking, UI/Viz, Computational Economy.
      – Campus Millennium staff support extended
• MARCO center grant awarded
• Campus Blue Ribbon Committees pushing for
  improved Comp. And Networking
      – 35 M$ Campus Network program
          » new earthquake proof backbone, risers, depts.
      – “Raise the floor”
          » Computer and support for every faculty
          » Instruction labs + PC requirement
          » Assoc. VC for Educational Technology
• Campus switch to Exodus for ISP
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Basic research infrastructure
• Rebuilding Titan core team to provide department-
  wide state-of-the-art research infrastructure
      – clearer relationship to CSG
• Streamlining and sharing SWW on-going
  development
• Completing transition to Pleiades clustered
  storage and information server
      – Cory starting similar development


•   Coherent NT infrastructure
•   Deep Unix/NT fusion
•   Elimination of clear-text passwords
•   Beyond the workstation/PC
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Networking
• Cory network officially done (7/1/98)
    – 1.7 M$ (within 5%)
    – further enhancements expensed as upgrades
    – working with Bay to improve manageability of the core
        » ATM -> gigabit ethernet
• Working on further switched 100BT enhancement to
  Soda
    – gigabit core already in place
    – via Titan
• Major discount agreement in place with Bay (NorTel)
    – up to 5M$ at 30%
• SimMillennium will build new gigabit experimental
  campus “tier”
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  Towards Organizational Cooperation
                                                    • Projects cross tech. Staff
                           NS Arch
Project
                                                      group boundaries.
Research
Groups                               Net
                                                    • Provide project-oriented
                                                      technical guidance
                                                          – translated strategic direction
                                   Administrative           into tech. requirements and
                        Titan       Computing               design
                                      Group
            Computer
                                                          – guide development
            Services
             Group
                                                    •   Clarify the interfaces
                       Instruction and
                         Electronics                •   Focus missions
                       Support Group
                                                    •   Enhance tech. expertise
                                                    •   Continuity across VCs

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PC Support
• Current situation „filled the vacuum”
    – Titan NT-SWW => informal soda desktop support + “do it
      yourself” directions
    – IESG instructional labs and electronics => cory infrastructure +
      desktop support + intel donations
    – CSG HW support
    – Research groups did own thing
• Working group will define common infrastructure
    – include NT/Unix integration, division of responsibilities, funding
• CSG will offer a coherent, economical support
  contract with help desk
    – external tracking of progress and responsiveness
    – specific work assignment handled internally
• IESG will drive forward state-of-the-art instructional
  and AV capabilities
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Beyond the desktop
• Powerful infrastructure (0.5 TB coming up)
      – continue to grow
• IBM has donated 150 PalmPilots to build new tier
  on Millennium via Ninja project
      –   the research group members and relevant tech. Staff
      –   CS 160 / 260 classes
      –   interested first year grads
      –   … then we‟ll talk
• Building PDA instructional lab
• Building PDA connectivity infrastructure
      – initially ugly cradles all over
      – soon (hopefully) a clean wireless infrastructure
• plan to grow project to entire EECS community
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AV situation
• Seminar rooms have been upgraded with new
  PCs.
• New high-tech seminar room in 405 Soda.
• Simplifying fancy rooms by separating off high-
  tech from basic presentation needs.

=> Enhance project design and management
  capability




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Upcoming initiatives
• Next Intel instructional request
      –   interpret instructional broadly - read “lab”
      –   focused on the upper division
      –   apply strong guano filter
      –   open for input
• Working on a separate “new faculty” grant
      – utilize external research grants for onsey, twosey
• Plan to put Sun / DEC thrust together
• Expand wireless capability

• ideas???
      – CSE ???
      – NCs ???
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On-going CNR tasks
• DHCP
• Security
      – SSH, Kerberos, CA
• IMAP, exchange
• Calendar support
• Authoring support
• Division of labor with DCNS for host master, ip
  master, network maintenance
• Department, COE, CSG need to upgrade
  databases
• Modem bank

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