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NSF Launches TeraGrid for Academic Research

Science  17 Aug 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5533, pp. 1235-1237
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5533.1235

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) last week launched what will be the nation's most powerful network for scientific computing. NSF has pledged $53 million to four U.S. research institutions and their commercial partners to build and operate a system expected to be up and running by 2003: the Distributed Terascale Facility, taken from its targeted capacity to perform trillions of floating-point operations per second and store hundreds of terabytes of data.

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