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XSEDE 2.0 Announced: Cornell to Coordinate Software and Training Activities

Contact: Paul Redfern
Cell: (607) 227-1865

FOR RELEASE: September 6, 2016

The Cornell University Center for Advanced Computing (CAC) is a partner in the recently announced National Science Foundation Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE 2.0) project which includes over 20 supercomputer and high-end visualization resources and data analysis resources and people that make the national cyberinfrastructure ecosystem effective.

The XSEDE 2.0 project (2016-2021) is led by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and 18 partner institutions across the nation.

Last year, XSEDE provided computational and data services to more than 6,000 scientists, engineers and students, and supported more than 20,000 users through its web portal. Over the past four years, users have acknowledged support by XSEDE and its related computational resources in roughly 14,000 publications.

The revised XSEDE Community Infrastructure (XCI) service, led by Cornell University and six other partners, will identify, evaluate, test, and make available new software capabilities. Cornell will also be the XSEDE training lead responsible for coordinating training activities as part of Community Engagement & Enrichment (CEE), led by TACC at the University of Texas.

“We are excited to be a part of XSEDE and to help make national cyberinfrastructure easier to use and training more accessible,” said David Lifka, Vice President for Information Technologies and CIO and Director of CAC.

An XSEDE Campus Champion is available at CAC to assist Cornell researchers in securing an XSEDE allocation and to help them get started on XSEDE resources.