About the CAC

The focus of the CAC is provide a practical and collaborative work arena for pre-competitive research, development, and coordination of industry-relevant software, standards, and methods specifically applicable to highly automated cloud and other advanced forms of distributed computing.

The CAC's goals in this arena are to identify and foster industry-academia-government partnerships, to identify and develop coordinated efforts on workable reference implementations of these methods, and to create a trained workforce capable of sustaining the activities and opportunities created through this joint effort.

The Center is governed through an Industry Advisory Board consisting of its industry members, which selects research topics and sets Center priorities. Participation is open to any industry member or government agency under the terms of the National Science Foundation-approved Membership Agreement.