Encanto gets 5-year infusion of NSF funds

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According to NM news sources, Gov Bill Richardson announced on Friday that the NSF would be adding funding to continue operations of the state’s troubled New Mexico Computing Applications Center. From the Governor’s web site

Governor Richardson today announced that the National Science Foundation has awarded the University of New Mexico $41M for collaborative projects involving the state’s supercomputer, Encanto.

The New Mexico Computing Applications Center, which oversees Encanto, is under contract for $5.3 million in support of those grants. The awards will provide funding over a five-year period to the supercomputing center.

“These grants recognize the value and importance of our supercomputing efforts,” Governor Richardson said. “I am pleased that the center is on track to meet the goals I set for it: bringing new resources into the State that create jobs and grow high-tech capabilities, supporting STEM education, and generating revenues to make the center self sustaining.”