Understanding IDI

UCSD has a number of digital infrastructure departments: ACMS, ACT, Calit2, The Library, SDSC and many divisional and departmental teams deliver a variety of top-of-the-line services, and each has critical expertise, but it can be difficult to find the right package of services to meet your needs.

UCSD's Integrated Digital Infrastructure was developed to improve delivery of these services, and to help guide UCSD faculty to new high-end IT opportunities. IDI provides:

  • A concierge service to guide you to the right services to meet your research and instructional needs
  • Support of critical UCSD IT infrastructure, such as the SDSC colocation facility and the Triton Shared Computing Cluster, to maintain availability and ensure moderate pricing of important basic services
  • A new Library system for the preservation and sharing of curated UCSD digital assets such as research data sets
  • Opportunity funds for transformational projects that employ new digital technology in the research lab and in the classroom and lead the way for the UCSD community

IDI Management Team

  • Larry Smarr, Director
  • Jeff Henry, ACMS
  • Michael Norman, SDSC
  • Ramesh Rao, Calit2's Qualcomm Institute
  • Brian Schottlaender, The Library
  • Min Yao, ACT

IDI Implementation Team

  • Tom DeFanti, co-Program Manager
  • Valerie Polichar, co-Program Manager
  • Declan Fleming
  • David Hutches
  • Joseph Keefe
  • David Minor
  • Claire Mizumoto
  • Richard Moore
  • Philip Papadopoulos
  • Jerry Wanetick


Email: idi-info@ucsd.edu