Monthly Archives: August 2013

CASC Pilot Benchmark Results Report

Berente & Rubleske just posted the first set of benchmarks for CASC on SSRN.  The report is entitled: “Academic Computing Management Benchmarks: Beta Version – A Report on a Pilot Survey of the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computing (CASC) Members” and can be downloaded here:


The idea was to illustrate the potential for management benchmarking to the CASC community, while laying the groundwork for the development of an annual management benchmarking survey. CASC is the “Coalition for Academic Scientific Computing” and is made up of a variety of computing organizations – from the biggest supercomputing centers to local university research computing groups and everything in between.

The next step will be to refine the items and roll out “Version 1” of the actual benchmarks in Fall 2013.