Several Utah State University projects have cleared the first hurdle in obtaining millions of dollars of Congressional funding. The State [of Utah] Appropriations Committee, this week, approved over $17million for Utah State University. One of the projects to be funded is a high performance computing intiative aimed at provided computing education and resources. From the article:
This initiative addresses the need for high performance computing education and resources. Through this program, the high performance computing resources at USU will be expanded by improving visualization, storage and networking capabilities. The demand for high performance computing education, in this case for agricultural scientists and students, will be addressed by the development of training material targeting agricultural researchers.
The HPC budget request totals $263,000. For more info on this and the other USU budget requests, read the full article here.