Bytes and Benches: Planning for the Explosion of Computational Space in the Science Workplace

Tradeline, Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA, Friday, October 28, 2016, 8:05-9:00am

The growth of computational science in the age of “big data” is transforming traditional scientific processes and how “wet” and “dry” laboratories are used, with big implications for science facility plans both now and long-term. This year at Tradeline, Frederick Marks, visiting scholar and research coordinator at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and Andy Snyder, principal at NBBJ, will chart the latest metrics from leading organizations and illustrate the exponential growth of computational space in research and teaching facilities, and how it should influence decisions on strategic planning, programming, facility designs, and scientific workplace features. They will benchmark space requirements, allocations, locations and adjacencies, utilization metrics and configurations, and key features for recruiting and retaining computational scientists.