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National Science Foundation


The National Science Foundation is a major supporter of research at Cornell University. As Cornell’s advanced computing center, CAC supports Cornell’s NSF-funded researchers and their computing needs. CAC is also directly funded by NSF to help develop the nation’s cyberinfrastructure resources and services.

NSF Container and Cloud Projects

CAC received a $2 million CSSI award to implement an integrated container framework for the Weather Research and Forecasting Model called I-WRF (2022-2026). The center was also PI on an $8.2 million federated cloud grant.

Other NSF Projects

CAC is developing training for Frontera and has developed cloud training for Jetstream. In addition, we are developing software for IRIS-HEP, serve as the cyberinfrastructure lead for SCiMMA, support NANOGrav (Cornell is co-PI), and are leading an EAGER grant to optimize the operations of future NSF cyberinfrastructure projects.

Digital Data Collections

ArXiv, eBird, Gramene, Kinetic Models for Design, and the ALPHA Pulsar project are examples of digital data collections hosted by Cornell with support from the National Science Foundation.

Supporting NSF-Funded Research

Cornell University faculty and staff that use CAC resources currently have over $100 million in sponsored program research awards from the NSF, NIH, DOD, NASA, USDA, and other public and private funding agencies.