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Science  29 Sep 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5488, pp. 2250-2251
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5488.2250a

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Physicists collaborating on a new generation of big experiments may drown in a data waterfall unless they find a way to channel the flow. A consortium of 16 universities has just received an $11.9 million federal grant to build a shared computational network, or data grid, that they hope will serve as the right sort of pipeline--and lead to even better science.