What is SUG?

The scientists and engineers who use OSC find interaction in the research community to be central for the advancement of computational methods within and between disciplines. To ensure a productive environment for research, an active Statewide Users Group (SUG) provides the director with program and policy advice. SUG meets twice a year and is headed by a chairperson elected yearly from the SUG membership. The SUG has established Software and Hardware and Operations standing committees to assist in providing advice and direction to the Center.

All principal investigators on OSC projects can be SUG members and committee members.

SUG Conference registration page

SUG governance

Click here for information on becoming a SUG member.

SUG Meeting Minutes and Agendas after January 10, 2013 are available online here.

Hardware and Operations Committee

The SUG Hardware and Operations Committee advises the OSC director on user needs and priorities for hardware configuration and acquisitions. It reviews roadmaps and proposals for all major hardware acquisitions for public OSC services. The committee is also responsible for discussing policy, procurement, and operational issues.

Software Committee

One responsibility of SUG is to advise the OSC staff on acquiring application software and HPC software development tools as requested by the user community for supporting their research activities.  This committee is focused on that activity and reviews software license acquisition (initial, as well as renewals). Software purchased and deployed on our clusters is reviewed for impact to community, license terms, and suitability for the resource.