Research Computing at a Business University
TimeTuesday, July 306:30pm - 8:30pm
LocationCrystal Foyer and Crystal B
DescriptionResearch Computing demands are expanding beyond traditional disciplines due to the proliferation of data in all walks of life. At Bentley University (“Bentley”), a business university in the Boston area primarily funded through tuition, this expansion has been most readily seen in our Accounting, Economics, Mathematics, and Natural Sciences departments (non-traditional Research Computing disciplines). The result has been a small effort to build a research computing capability at this small New England university. This poster will serve as an overview of the steps taken to build such an effort at a business university, the revelations we have had along the way, and our resulting plans. It is hoped that this poster can thus: (1) serve as a template for other efforts in the non-Traditional discipline and Long Tail of Science communities; (2) become a starting point for a wider discussion about the unique needs of these communities; and (3) simply document what worked, at least at this business university.