Researchers in Indiana University’s Pervasive Technology Labs and School of Informatics have announced they’ve received $1.69M from the NSF to fund their project, Open Grid Computing Environments (OGCE) Software for Science Gateways.
“Scientists studying climate change or searching for new drugs to treat illness benefit greatly from grid computing resources such as the TeraGrid (a national network of supercomputers and data storage facilities), but they are not usually experts in the complex software that powers these resources and binds them together. They need tools that will make this technology easy to use, so they can remain focused on their science,” said [Marlon] Pierce, project principal investigator.
The project will be led by Marlon Pierce, assistant director of the Community Grids Lab of the IU Pervasive Technology Labs (PTL); Dennis Gannon, science director of PTL and professor for the IU School of Informatics; and Nancy Wilkins-Diehr, TeraGrid area director for Science Gateways. Other contributors include IU Professors Geoffrey Fox and Beth Plale, the Rochester Institute of Technology, the Texas Advanced Computing Center, the San Diego Supercomputer Center, San Diego State University (SDSU), and the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI).
Story at SC Online.