From SC Online last week:
Two committees charged with allocating access to the high-performance computing systems supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded 87.4 million service units (SUs) on TeraGrid systems. Each SU represents one processor-hour that a researcher can use on one of the TeraGrid’s powerful compute systems (Web site) which combined offer more than 300 teraflops.
Some of the largest awards went to projects pursuing earthquake prediction, quantum chromodynamics, solar convection, and biomolecular dynamics. Good stuff.