Tag: National Science Foundation

Thoughts, Observations, Beliefs & Opinions About the NSF Supercomputer Centers

Jan 28, 2010 |

There is no such thing as an NSF (Supercomputer) Center and there never has been. There should be. What there are, in the words of Ed Hayes, then comptroller of NSF, are “NSF ASSISTED Supercomputer Centers.” This is a double edged sword.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Reflections on the NSF Supercomputer Center Program

Jan 4, 2010 |

In a position paper for community input at NSF’s Future of High Performance Computing Workshop in early December, Calit2 Director Larry Smarr reviewed the successes, failures and continuing challenges of the NSF supercomputing program that he helped create.

Anticipating TeraGrid

Jun 22, 2009 |

After more than a year of planning and preparations we are finally nearing the TeraGrid ‘09 event! As chair, John Towns, is amazed by the amount of effort and enthusiasm that has gone into the development of the program and activities of the conference.