Re: [802SEC] 802 Plenary network expenditures
This seems like an awful lot of money to spend on a network that
is only running for one week. I believe that this contract should
be put out for bids, and according to the SA and Computer Society
rules, I believe that it must be.
Bill Quackenbush wrote:
> Given the 30% increase in Plenary session attendance from 11/02 to 3/03
> and even greater projected attendance at the 7/03 and 11/03 Plenary
> sessions, the $25k/Pleanry session budget networking does not appear to
> be enough. Given the load and dependence a number of the WGs are
> placing on the Plenary session network, I believe that we need more
> bandwidth to the outside world and we need full-time professional
> network management.
> We had a single T1 to the outside world at DFW which was clearly not
> enough and for which we likely set a world record for sustained load.
> We are working on 4xT1 for SF with a cost of something like $8k.
> We are also talking with I.D.E.A.L. Technologies about a contract to
> configure, operate and manage the network on a full-time basis.
> To that end I make the following motion.
> That the budget for the network at a LMSC Plenary session be increased
> from $25k to $30k with a maximum expenditure of $33k/session and that
> the LMSC is authorized to enter into a multi-session contract contract
> for the configuration, operation and management of said network subject
> to the above budget and expenditure limits.