The National Science Foundation has awarded a consortium of 28 universities, led by Clemson University, a $750,000 grant to fund a Research Coordination Network to set up a national forum for the exchange and dissemination of best practices, expertise, and technologies to enable the advancement of campus-based research computing activities.
The project, entitled "RCN: Advancing Research and Education Through a National Network of Campus Research Computing Infrastructures – The CaRC Consortium,” is designed to bring together a wide range of campuses and community stakeholders to form a novel, yet complementary, element of an evolving and expanding national cyberinfrastructure ecosystem.
Jarek Nabrzyski, Director of the Center for Research Computing at the University of Notre Dame will lead the efforts at Notre Dame.
“The CaRC Consortium embodies many opportunities to leverage knowledge, expertise and technologies already in existence in campus research computing endeavors and will help create common practices for campus-based research areas that are evolving. This unique network will lend a hand in advancing research discoveries using computational resources across the country and this is why Notre Dame’s Center for Research Computing is proud to be part of this initiative.”
The project’s initial collaborating institutions are: Arizona State University, Brandeis University, Clemson University, Florida Atlantic University, Harvard University, Kansas State University, Montana State University, Ohio Supercomputer Center, Oklahoma State University, Stanford University, University of California-Berkeley, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Florida, University of Georgia, University of Hawaii, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Miami, University of Minnesota, University of Missouri, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, University of Notre Dame, University of Oklahoma, University of Southern California, University of Utah, University of Virginia, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Yale University.
Originally published by Kallie O’Connell at conductorshare.nd.edu on October 05, 2016.