The initial project vision focused on three areas:
- Developing new services for managing high-performance computing systems by designing a service model that allowed for more efficient running of cluster-computing systems.
- Pooling research cluster computing staffing to more efficiently manage cluster-computing systems.
- Continuing to encourage use of standardized central cluster systems where possible, and where not possible, using standardized management practices when feasible.
Due to staffing and time constraints and the opportunities to expand use of central services, the project scope evolved to focus on deployment of a new HPC system and integration of small HPC services.