NCSA 30 | TeraGrid comes online
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TeraGrid comes online

TeraGrid comes online

The first computing systems of the National Science Foundation’s TeraGrid project are in production mode, making 4.5 teraflops of distributed computing power available to scientists across the country who are conducting research in a wide range of disciplines, from astrophysics to environmental science.

The TeraGrid is a multi-year effort to build and deploy the world’s largest, most comprehensive distributed infrastructure for open scientific research. The TeraGrid also offers storage, visualization, database, and data collection capabilities. Hardware at multiple sites across the country is networked through a 40-gigabit per second backplane—the fastest research network on the planet.

The systems currently in production represent the first of two deployments, with the completed TeraGrid scheduled to provide over 20 teraflops of capability.