Movement in Grid Computing

The new ‘Open Science Grid” is opening up new doors in the fields of science and information technology.

Computer scientist spearheads $30 million ‘Open Science Grid’

Sept. 25, 2006

by Brian Mattmiller

University of Wisconsin-Madison computer scientists will play a central role in the expansion of a national “Open Science Grid” (OSG), an interconnected computing infrastructure that provides scientists with a massive infusion of computing power and storage capacity to solve large, data-intensive challenges in science.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science announced today that they have joined forces to fund a five-year, $30 million program to operate and expand upon the two-year-old national grid. This project collectively taps into the power of thousands of processors distributed across more than 30 participating universities and federal research laboratories.

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