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University of Illinois-Led Team Gets $110M NSF Award to Continue Work on XSEDE Project; Irene Qualters Comments

University of Illinois-Led Team Gets $110M NSF Award to Continue Work on XSEDE Project; Irene Qualters Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

cyber, computerA team led by researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has received a five-year, $110 million award from the National Science Foundation to continue work on a project that aims to provide scientists and engineers access to computing resources.

NSF said Tuesday principal investigators at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will collaborate with other researchers from 18 partner institutions to perform work on the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment 2.0 project.

“XSEDE 2.0 is a critical human component in NSF’s advanced computing infrastructure strategy, seeking to enable the broad and deep use of computational and data-intensive research to advance knowledge in all fields of study,“ said Irene Qualters, director for the division of advanced cyberinfrastructure at NSF.

The University of Illinois and its partners will work to add new functionalities to allow the XSEDE 2.0 project to oversee and deliver services for a portfolio of data analysis, supercomputers and visualization resources in order to address challenges in science and engineering fields as well as link computational researchers to high-performance computing communities.

NSF said XSEDE has supported various studies, such as the development of Arctic's high-resolution maps as well as research efforts on HIV and gravitational waves.

Over 6,000 engineers, scientists and students used XSEDE to gain access to data and computational services in 2015, according to NSF.

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Written by Jane Edwards

is a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, where she writes for ExecutiveBiz about IT modernization, cybersecurity, space procurement and industry leaders’ perspectives on government technology trends.

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