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XSEDE Industry Challenge Bridges the Gap to Manufacturing

imgresOver at the XSEDE blog, Scott Gibson writes that the organization is collaborating with industrial partners to both advance open science and improve companies’ bottom lines.

The “Industry Challenge” is a new XSEDE program designed to bring the scientific and industrial communities together in multidisciplinary collaborative teams and connect them with world-class advanced digital services.

The Industry Challenge solicits open science proposals that are fundamental to modeling and simulation problems in industry,” said David Hudak, director of the program. “By solving these basic problems, we hope industry will advance.” The idea behind the challenge apparently resonated with the intended communities. The Procter & Gamble Company, the world’s largest maker of consumer goods, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), America’s oldest technological university, submitted the winning proposals in this year’s competition and have assembled teams composed of both industrial and academic researchers.

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