The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), with the University of Illinois and other collaborators around the U.S., was awarded more than $40 million for its Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Coordination Ecosystem: Services and Support program (ACCESS) program. From the NCSA website:
ACCESS is the next-generation system to the NSF’s Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), a single virtual system established in 2011. XSEDE connects U.S. scientists to supercomputer resources and services nationwide, transforming scientific exploration by putting increasingly powerful machines at the disposal of new communities of investigators.
The three awards: The COre National Ecosystem for CyberinfrasTructure (CONECT) Award, The OpenCI Award, andThe Resource Allocations Marketplace and Platform Services (RAMPS) Award are five year awards; the two former projects are lead by NCSA, and the latter is lead by Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center with NCSA as a leading partner.
Top photo from NCSA Facebook page.