First users move onto TeraGrid
The TeraGrid—the nation’s most powerful unclassified computers, scientific applications and visualization environments, datastores and toolkits for grid computing linked by the world’s fastest network—didn’t enter production until 2004 after three years of development. By 2003, however, several users began to use the system. They put it through its paces and accomplished some significant scientific work in the meantime. Early researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign included environmental engineer Barbara Minsker and biophysicist Klaus Schulten.
At the end of its production, the TeraGrid had more than 1,000 users, tackling more than 200 projects.