The NSF Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) program invests in coordinated campus-level cyberinfrastructure improvements, innovation, integration, and engineering for science applications and distributed research projects.

The KSU proposal intends to develop a high-capacity storage system with around 4.3PB overall usable storage as an Open Science Data Federation (OSDF) data origin to support scientific research and education activities on both campuses of Kennesaw State University (KSU). 30% of the storage is to be allocated for hosting datasets of external researchers and sharing KSU spawned datasets to empower national research projects.  You can learn more in the KSU's Proposal Abstract and in the NSF Award posting.  


  • Date
  • Week of 02/05/24
    Configurations for CRUSH maps and erasure encoding.
  • Early
    Proxies created for internal and external networks
  • Week of 01/29/24
    cephadm Orchestration tool configured for OSD daemons
  • Week of 01/22/24
    Disk discussion with UCSD and OSDs manually configured to use NVME disks 
  • Week of 01/15/24
    Ceph installation started
  • Week of 01/08/24
    Benchmarking: network and I/O
  • Week of 01/08/24
    Docker installation/configuration
  • Week of 12/11/23
    System configuration for private network
  • Week of 12/04/23
    OS installations
  • Mid-November
    Private networking created for system
  • Week of 10/02/23
    Hardware installed in server room
  • Week of 09/29/23
  • Late September 2023
     NSF CC* Workshop
  • September 2023
    OpenData Committee formed
  • Early September 2023
    Introductions to UCSD contacts 
  • August 2023
    KSU hardware purchase completed
  • Summer 2023
    Internet2 connection to campus made