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NSF Awards $150M to TeraGrid; Group Will Explore Functions of Decoded Genomes

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 (GenomeWeb News) - The National Science Foundation has awarded $150 million to operate and enhance the Extensible Terascale Facility, TeraGrid, which connects high-performance computers, data resources and tools, and experimental facilities around the US.


"Many new users from a range of scientific communities will now have access to sophisticated IT applications and computational tools," said NSF director Arden Bement in a statement. Among other projects, researchers will use TeraGrid to explore functions of decoded genomes.


A portion of $48 million of the award, administered by the Universityof Chicago, will be used for the overall architecture, software integration, operations, and coordination of user support. Another $100 million will provide for operation, management, and user support of TeraGrid resources at eight resource provider sites.

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