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TeraGrid Phase III: eXtreme Digital Resources for Science and Engineering (XD)

Status: Archived

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All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the requirements specified in this funding opportunity and in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. It is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets these requirements. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.


In many areas of research, a key to making advances is the ability of scientists and engineers to manipulate extremely large quantities of information.  Examples include: numerical simulation and modeling; the analysis of very large datasets, whether generated by new generations of scientific instrumentation or by numerical models; and the mining of a wide range of collections of digital artifacts.   At the largest scales, the resources needed to work with huge volumes of digital information are expensive and scarce.  In recent years, the research community, with support from NSF, has developed the TeraGrid as a way of providing wide access to these scarce, expensive resources.  The need for such widely shared, national resources continues to grow and as the currently funded phase of TeraGrid operations approaches its close, NSF is inviting innovative proposals for a new infrastructure to deliver the next generation of high-end digital services, as national resources, that will provide researchers and educators with the capability to work with extremely large amounts of digitally represented information.

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Stephen Meacham
smeacham@nsf.gov (703) 292-8970 OD/OIA
Abani Patra
apatra@nsf.gov (703) 292-8970

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