Arkansas Researchers Receive Cyberinfrastructure Grant

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The National Science Foundation recently awarded a $3.3 million grant to scientists, researchers and information technology groups in the state of Arkansas.  The award was made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 in order to ensure researchers at the University of Arkansas and other state EDUs are building the necessary cyberinfrastructure to train students.  This specifically affects the Arkansas High Performance Computing Center at the University of Arkansas.  The center will receive bits of the funding in order to enhance the resources needed to support computational science, nano and ferroelectric materials, multi-scale visualization and several other projects that require massive amounts of storage capacity.

Beyond the critically important goal of helping scientists discover, understand and solve complex problems that affect our lives, this award will enhance undergraduate education, provide training for information-technology workers and support statewide initiatives such as the Arkansas Research and Education Optical Network,” said Amy Apon, professor of computer science and computer engineering, director of the computing center and principal investigator for the project.

Other participating organizations include the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and Arkansas State University. All Arkansas Research and Education Optical Network member institutions will benefit from the project.  For more info on the new funding, read the full article here.