[Davisgig] Missed NSF grant opportunity

Robert Nickerson omrob at omsoft.com
Mon Feb 1 22:15:50 PST 2016

Hi Gary and All

Thanks for sharing this.

We are a very tech savvy town "taking back" network infrastructure for 
our community and leasing access to it for IP Access, IPTV, and Content 
providers to sell services to our citizens.  I believe our network will 
differentiate itself from all these other FTTP projects, because of our 
specific local circumstances, and our desire to build this 
infrastructure in an intelligent and forward looking way.

As a community network, we should be able to characterize, define and 
plan for alternative uses with the deployed fiber. This is a good example.

As we think about what we would like the network to do, I have edited 
out the operations page here a bit, with some of the core design 
elements, I'd like to see in the network.


Please feel free to look it over and add some suggestions if you think 
they would be beneficial.

See any of you that can make it Wed the 3rd at 6:30pm at Omsoft

BTW -  It will be pretty chilly so be prepared for that.


On 1/28/2016 10:46 AM, Gary Darling wrote:
> Missed NSF opportunity
> I was contacted by the San Diego supercomputer center to collaborate 
> on an NSF “Big Data” grant. The topic was on drought and water in the 
> West. They wanted to utilize information from an interstate web 
> services network grant that I have gotten from EPA. I had just a 
> couple of days to submit a letter of intent. I met the deadline 
> working with the Western States water council and a CS prof at SDSC. 
> Apparently NSF has awarded big data hub grants around the country in 
> the West, hub grants were awarded to SDSC, Berkeley CS and University 
> of Washington CS. I believe that there will be a series of “spoke” 
> grants that will be offered soon. Some of these grants will be for 
> community networks. This would be a perfect opportunity for a place 
> like Davis. If I end up a collaborator on the NSF project I’ll be able 
> to effetely monitor this opportunity.
> I had a conversation with city staff on a proposal I was calling 
> “sensible Davis” the project would instal a series of sensors across 
> Davis to help optimize things like water use. For example sprinkler 
> systems could be given guidance based on weather reports and observed 
> temperature.This would cut water use without hurting plants. Staff 
> liked the idea, but once Davis GIG came up it became clear that 
> telemetry should be bundled in with what would become a DCN 2.0 that 
> would consider implications of much faster communications and the 
> social and technical implications of ubiquitous inexpensive sensors 
> connected to that network. Future grant funding will depend on us 
> coming up with innovative ways to use networks we should include new 
> applications in the davis gig work.
> http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16510/nsf16510.htm
>             —Gary
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