System Plan

Server Phases

Phase 0

Can be characterized as an intensive test phase. Costs are minimized and existing resources are used as much as possible. Projections for future system needs (especially Phase 1 need) are made. No general users have access.

Phase I

Can be characterized as an initiation phase, first release of the system to general users. Growth in development of model information and related applications will be the focus, as well as refinement of other services, and system tuning.

Phase II

The final start-up phase. System upgrades are applied to support a sustainable population of ~3000 users. Independent Internet connection, servers, and staffing are targeted by December 1996.