Service Funding

Financial

  • Initial Investment
    • Room videoconference equipment
      • ATLAS
        • 40-4-C01
        • 40-S2-D01 (or C01)
        • 40-R-C10
        • 40-R-D10
        • 40-S2-C01 (or D01)
        • 40-4-D08
      • CMS
        • 40-R-B10
        • 40-2-A01
        • 40-5-A01
        • 40-S2-A01
        • 40-S2-B01
      • ALICE
        • 160
        • ???
      • LHCb
        • ???
  • Yearly costs
    • Room videoconference equipment maintenance
      • IT-UDS believes this maintenance should done as a standard maintenance contract offered by the equipment reseller. The conditions and prices should be further discussed
      • ATLAS
        • 40-4-C01
        • 40-S2-D01 (or C01)
        • 40-R-C10
        • 40-R-D10
        • 40-S2-C01 (or D01)
        • 40-4-D08
      • CMS
        • 40-R-B10
        • 40-2-A01
        • 40-5-A01
        • 40-2S-A01
        • 40-2S-B01
      • ALICE
        • 160
      • LHCb
        • ???
    • Services
      • Room operation support
      • PC maintenance
      • Projector maintenance
      • VRVS Support
      • Event recording
      • Live Webcasting
      • Video storage and serving
      • Live event retransmission between CERN amphitheatres

Manpower

  • Technical Support
    • 1 operator (funded by IT-UDS)
    • 1 operator (unfunded post as from 1st September)
  • Engineering
    • 1 VRVS PJAS (funded by IT-UDS)
    • 1 videoconference engineer (unfunded post)
    • 1 software engineer (unfunded post)

Open questions

It is difficult to discuss funding issues at least before having a clear idea of the services expected by the experiments. The following questions are intended to help solve this question.
  • room refurbishing
    • Which rooms for ATLAS, LHCb and Alice?
    • Should each experiment pay for equiping "its" rooms?
      • If so, what does "its" mean? How can we define the level of priority for booking the rooms?
    • Or should all experiments contribute to a common fund in view of this global equipment?
      • If so the contributions could be calculated according to the relative usage of the rooms
      • The contributions could be spread over the expected life time of the systems (5 years)
      • The contribution could be added as a forfait also including other services (filming, webcasting...)
  • videoconference equipment maintenance
    • Which maintenance contract should be established? (more details about the different possibilities will be provided at a later stage)
  • Videoconference support
    • Planned interventions or on request?
    • User training? In which form (personal tutorials or general training sessions)?
  • VRVS support
    • What kind of support could CERN and the experiments provide to Caltech in order to preserve the service?
      • IT-UDS already contributes to VRVS support by hosting a PJAS (which activity goes far beyond CERN). In the current situation, IT-UDS feels its contribution should not go further
  • Lecture recordings
    • Simple videos or web lecture objects or both?
    • How should the work be split between U. of Michigan and CERN?
    • In which rooms? If only a limited number of rooms is needed, then they could be equiped permanently as is the main auditorium.
    • Self-service or with operators?

-- ThomasBaron - 18 Apr 2006

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