Posted January 23rd, 2008
Poly has joined NYSGrid, a consortium of New York institutions that develops cyber-infrastructure capabilities to advance research and education throughout New York State.
NYSGrid’s web site describes cyber-infrastructure as “advanced technologies — computing, data storage, visualization, instrumentation, sensors — connected via high-speed networking into an integrated grid that will support revolutionary advances in research, knowledge management, and education.”
In addition to sharing digital and hardware resources, NYSGrid members share experiences and expertise in information technology and related fields. They meet in virtual “collaboratories” as well as at more traditional workshops.
NYSGrid is a grassroots, user-driven initiative that began in 2006. It currently has 20 members, most of which are public and private colleges and universities. You can learn more about the consortium at the NYSGrid web site.