West Virginia Universities Receive HPC Access Grant

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Three universities in the state of West Virginia have been collectively awarded grants totalling more than $4 million in order to allow them access to supercomputing resources and expand their research in identification technologies.  Marshall University, West Virginia University and West Virginia State University received the funds from the National Science Foundation’s [NSF] Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research in West Virginia.

What the national grid does of the supercomputers, it allows people on a campus in Arkansas or California to be a direct collaborator with a professor at WVU, Marshall or West Virginia State,” [Paul Hill, Director of EPSCOR] said.

Having access to the NSF research infrastructure fund really helps us continue that momentum so we can build the research capability of the university,” [John Maher, executive director of the Marshall University Research Corporation] said.

The first grant for $2.6 million will allow the schools to begin using high performance computing resources in order to further their research.  Congrats to the WV schools on the new grants. For more info, read the full article here.


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