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Press Release 05-143

$150 Million TeraGrid Award Heralds New Era for Scientific Computing

Interoperable cyberinfrastructure now accessible to entire science and engineering community

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Extensible Terascale Facility Map

The Extensible Terascale Facility, or TeraGrid, is a multi-year effort to build and deploy the world's largest, most comprehensive, distributed infrastructure for open scientific research, to be used by researchers from diverse scientific and engineering fields. Following four years of construction, a new, five-year award totaling $150 million will be used for operations and enhancements.

Credits
Graphics: N.R. Fuller, National Science Foundation
Bottom images (left to right): (1) A. Silvestri, AMANDA Project, University of California, Irvine; (2) B. Minsker, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, using an MT3DMS model developed at the Army Corps of Engineers and modified by C. Zheng, University of Alabama; (3) M. Wheeler, University of Texas, Austin; J. Saltz, Ohio State University; M. Parashar, Rutgers University; (4) P. Coveney, University College London / Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center; (5) A. Chourasia, Visualization Services, San Diego Supercomputer Center and The Southern California Earthquake Center Community Modeling Environment

Credit: see above


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How big is a byte

How much information is a "byte?"

Credit: Data from Hal Varian, University of California, Berkeley


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