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 '''​Needs with the Animation Program'''​ '''​Needs with the Animation Program'''​
  
-The program received a 1/2 million ​donation, and some of that will go toward upgrading computers. ​The lab on the main floor is not on lab +The animation lab on the main floor is not on lab replacement money. This is because the goal of the animation ​program ​is to  
-replacement money. ​The original equipment was from donated money 3 1/2 years ago. They will be buying more memory, faster graphics card,+be self-sufficient through an endowment fund. They have received a $500,​000 ​donation, and some of that will go toward upgrading computers. 
 +The original equipment was from donated money 3 1/2 years ago. They will be buying more memory, faster graphics card,
 big monitors that they can draw on. A lab in the HFAC is also supported with this new donation. Likewise the render farm, which is 9 years big monitors that they can draw on. A lab in the HFAC is also supported with this new donation. Likewise the render farm, which is 9 years
 old now. old now.
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 Would like staff to help maintain the computers they have, figure out cloud rendering issues. Would like staff to help maintain the computers they have, figure out cloud rendering issues.
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 +If we need rendering bandwidth, then we should approach OIT to get more.
 +
 +'''​Common File System'''​
 +
 +We polled the faculty informally at our meeting. They voted for:
 +* centralized file system with backup 7
 +* file system that provides just online backup 3
 +* outsource via DropBox or other 4 
 +* status quo 4
 +
 +Some indicated that we could setup a system and it could be used for both purposes 1 and 2.
 +
 +One concern was to investigate a range of prices, especially on the lower end with cheap drives.
 +Some faculty have purchased NAS systems with RAID for a lot cheaper than what we are proposing.
 +
 +Some would like to find out what we have available in our current array to run a test -- maybe setup
 +a couple TB and see how that goes.
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 +We have a 20 TB system, quote is 20 G per person.
 +
 +Get a quote from Ryan and get a quote for what he built. Specs and available space.
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 +Daniel will talk to faculty to determine whether a non-backup system suffices for their needs.
 +We can later look at tape backup versus online backup to Amazon.
 +
  
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