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UT partners in national $121M supercomputing grid project

Austin Business Journal
July 27, 2011

The University of Texas was chosen to participate in a new $121 million effort to heighten connections between high-performance computers, data sources, and experimental facilities.

UT’s Texas Advanced Computing Center is one of about 17 universities participating in the “supercomputing grid” project, dubbed the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment. It replaces and expands the TeraGrid project that started more than a decade ago. More than 10,000 scientists used the TeraGrid to complete thousands of research projects at no cost to the scientists.

TACC will lead user services for the project; including allocations, user information and interfaces, user engagement, and training.

Researchers connected with the linkage will share data on earthquake modeling, materials science, medicine, epidemiology, genomics, astronomy and biology, among others. The program funded by the National Science Foundation.

The partnership is led by the University of Illinois’s National Center for Supercomputing Applications. In addition to The University of Texas at Austin, it includes:

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Carnegie Mellon University/University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • University of Virginia
  • Shodor Education Foundation
  • Southeastern Universities Research Association
  • University of Chicago
  • University of California San Diego
  • Indiana University
  • Jülich Supercomputing Centre
  • Purdue University
  • Cornell University
  • Ohio State University
  • University of California Berkeley
  • Rice University
  • National Center for Atmospheric Research

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