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.