Cyberinfrastructure Program

The purpose of the GPN CI Program is, in the short term, to oversee and guide the process of implementing the recommendations of the GPN Cyberinfrastructure Advisory Committee Report (Appendices I & II) and, in the long term, to assure the ongoing vitality of the GPN Cyberinfrastructure program in terms of a portfolio of services that meet member needs.

Organization & Governance

The GPN CI Program Committee is the managing entity of the GPN CI Program, operating with delegated authority from the GPN Executive Council to coordinate the implementation of CI services. Any unresolved dispute between participants in the CI Program will be resolved by the GPN Executive Council.

The CI Program Committee Chair is authorized to make emergency decisions on behalf of the entire CI Committee if a situation develops that does not allow for the entire CI Committee to participate in the decision. In such a situation, the Chair will communicate the issue and decision to the rest of the CI Committee as quickly as possible.

A CI Program Committee Secretary will be appointed from the CI Program Committee membership. The Secretary will be responsible for recording official minutes of the CI Committee. The Secretary will serve on an annual basis through June 30 of the fiscal year of appointment.


  • Daniel A Andresen, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Computing and Information Sciences, Kansas State University
  • Dana Brunson, Assistant Vice President for Research Cyberinfrastructure; Director, OSU High Performance Computing Center; Adjunct Associate Professor, Mathematics Department; Adjunct Associate Professor, Computer Science Department; Oklahoma State University
  • Neal Hodges, System Software Specialist CISSP, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
  • Kevin Brandt, Manager of University Networking and High Performance Research Computing, South Dakota State University
  • Tom Coffin, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Tim Middelkoop, , Ph.D. Director of Research Computing Support Services, Division of IT
    Assistant Teaching Professor, Industrial Engineering (IMSE) University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Deep Medhi, Curators’ Professor of Computer Science & Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri, Kansas City
  • David Swanson, Director of Holland Computing Center, University of Nebraska
  • Neil Wineman, Asst Director, Client Services (Information Services)
  • David DeFruiter, Director, Information Technology Services, University of Nebraska
  • Doug Jennewein and Kyle Gruhn, University of South Dakota
  • Dan Voss, Director of Research Computing at University of Kansas
  • David Chaffin, University of Arkansas
  • Henry Neeman, Assistant VP Information Technology – Research Strategy Advisor
    Director, OU Supercomputing Center for Education & Research (OSCER)
    Associate Professor, Gallogly College of Engineering
    Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Computer Science
    The University of Oklahoma
  • Gordon Springer, University of Missouri

CI Collaborations Around the Region

GPN-RP (Great Plains Network Research Network)




HPC Around the Region

Institute for Computational Research in Engineering and Science (Beocat)
Location: Kansas State University
Description: Currently 7K compute cores, 3PB storage.
Director: Dan Andresen
Contact Information:
Major Users: KSU Researchers, academic users across Kansas, and members of NSF funded initiatives.
Last Updated: May 3, 2018

Holland Computing Center (University of Nebraska)
Location: University of Nebraska
Description: Currently 25,000 cores. For more, see
Director: David Swanson
Contact Information:
Major Users: NU researchers; US CMS Tier2 users; OSG VOs
Last Updated: May 3, 2018

OU Supercomputing Center for Education & Research (OSCER)
Location: Norman, Oklahoma
Description: OSCER helps Oklahoma researchers learn and use advanced computing for research and education. The current cluster, Schooner, comprises 621 compute nodes (12,796 cores), providing 391.3 TFLOPs. 420 nodes (8,624 cores) are owned by OSCER, and 201 nodes (4,172 cores) are condominium nodes owned by researchers. OSCER also provides a research cloud (OURcloud), and a low-cost petascale archive storage resource (Oklahoma PetaStore).
Director: Henry Neeman
Contact Information:
Policies: The Oklahoma Cyberinfrastructure Initiative allows any academic in the state to use any of the centrally owned resources on par with local users (usually for free). There is a description at Also visit
Major Users: Researchers and educators at OU and other Oklahoma institutions, and their collaborators elsewhere.
Last Updated: May 14, 2018

Oklahoma State University High Performance Computing Center (OSUHPCC)
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
Description: Resources include HPC systems, research cloud, bioinformatics collaboration, workshops, individualized support and configuration, and proposal development consultations.
Director: Dana Brunson
Contact Information:,
Policies: All OSU faculty, staff, students, and their collaborators plus any academic in the state, most resources available at no charge, buy-in encouraged for large consumers of resources.
Major Users: Researchers and educators at OSU and other Oklahoma institutions, and their collaborators elsewhere.
Last Updated: May 3, 2018

South Dakota State University
Location: Brookings, SD
Contact: Kevin Brandt

University of Missouri Research Computing Support Services
Location: Columbia Missouri
Description: Research Computing Support Services (RCSS) provides camus wide compute, storage, networking, support, and training for researchers, students, and staff across the MU campus and the UM system.
Director: Timothy Middelkoop
Contact Information:
System: 192 nodes and 5780 cores.
Support: 7 full time staff and 2 students.
Last Updated: May 2018

University of South Dakota Research Computing Group
Location: Vermillion, SD
Director: Doug Jennewein
Contact Information:
Last Updated: May 3, 2018

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