This document is aimed at the SLAC community for information on proposed
site-wide computing strategies.
The Associate Directors' Committee on Site-Wide Computing at SLAC is formed
to coordinate and oversee information management, networking, telecommunications
and computing at the site-wide level. The committee is charged with setting
strategic directions and goals and establishing and maintaining the organizational
and technical infrastructure for these areas.
The Associate Directors Committee on Computing (ADCC) meets on the first
and third Friday of each month and deals with reports from various advisory
committees and working groups and collectively deals with new acquisitions
and policy setting. The ADCC recognizes the need for a strategic plan for
computing at SLAC
and is preparing a plan that sets policy and gives a road map for the future.
This plan will be reviewed, revisited, and updated periodically as technologies
change. Overall strategies of the ADCC Strategic Plan for Computing include:
Identify information requiring computing technology,
Utilize systems that are interoperable and portable,
Utilize mainstream solutions,
Provide for innovation,
Update plan as technology changes,
Manage centrally through ADCC, and
Recognize that change is expected.
Leith, Committee Chair, Research Division
Allen, Director's Office
Next ADCC Meeting: December 18, 1998
Questions / comments to Ziba