[CORRECTION]: When I read this news I automatically equated “sustainability” with the environmental kind, not the funding kind. As Henry pointed out in a comment, I was wrong on this point. The workshop is actually about the business sustainability of HPC centers in their organizationalcontext. My apologies.
Cornell University announced on Friday that they’ll be hosting a National Science Foundation-sponsored “Workshop on High Performance Computing Center Sustainability” from May 3-5, 2010
…to provide a forum for an open discussion among HPC center directors, campus information officers, and campus research officers on the topic of the sustainability of research computing centers. The discussion will yield a shared understanding of organizational, funding, management, and training models that result in sustainable research computing centers.
More info at the link. You can’t just go, though: if you want in you’ll have to submit a position paper (of no more than 3 pages) and hope you are one of the lucky 75 picked. Papers are due January 15, 2010.