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Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment

Starting in 2001, the National Science Foundation program TeraGrid has developed into one of the world's largest and most comprehensive Grid projects, offering free resources and services to more than 10,000 scientists. It's successor, the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) has started in July 2011 and is expected to excel the previous program in terms of service quality while lowering technological entry barriers at the same time. These and other goals are to be achieved in the project's five year grant period with an overall budget of $121 million. Currently, the infrastructure is used by more than 30 eScience gateways and many scientific communities.


National Center for Supercomputing Applications - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Project Coordinator

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany
The contact person is Daniel Mallmann

17 project partners collaborate in XSEDE.

The project is supported by National Science Foundation grant number OCI-1053575.

The grant period is May 2011 until April 2016.

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More detailed information about the project is available at the project's homepage.