A partnership of 17 institutions last week announced a new project that allows researchers open access to the power of supercomputers, advanced computational tools and digital resources and services directly from their desktops.
Called Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment XSEDE, the project links computers, data and people from around the world to establish a single, virtual system that scientists can interactively use to conduct research.
Supported by the National Science Foundation NSF, XSEDE will be the most advanced, powerful, and robust collection of integrated advanced digital resources and services in the world. NSF will fund the project for five years at $121 million.
from: NSF News