Sooner Schooner

OSCER Awarded Prestigious
NSF Major Research Instrumentation Grant

August 14 2003


On Thursday August 14 2003, the National Science Foundation awarded a prestigious Major Research Instrumentation grant ("Acquisition of an Itanium Cluster for Grid Computing," $340,000, 09/01/03 - 08/31/06, EIA-0320895) to the OU Supercomputing Center for Education & Research, for a proposal titled "Acquisition of an Itanium Cluster for Grid Computing." The grant will run for three years starting September 1 2003, and will pay for a modest-sized Itanium2-based Linux cluster supercomputer, as well as software (compilers, debugger), storage (disk, tape) and system administrator time.

The new supercomputer, named in honor of the Sooner Schooner (above), will be used as a development platform for Grid computing projects: a supercomputing education project and six Grid computing research projects, in fields such as weather forecasting, earthquake simulation, high energy physics, hydrocarbon reservoir management, and aerospace design.


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  • LEAD: Linked Environments for Atmospheric Discovery
    (Droegemeier, Weber, George)
  • MEAD: Modeling Environment for Atmospheric Discovery
    (Weber, Droegemeier, Neeman)
  • NEESgrid: George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation
  • Data Grid Tools for High Energy Physics
    (Skubic, Snow)
  • Flow Through Porous Media
    (Papavassiliou, Neeman)
  • Grid-PrADO: Grid-enabled Preliminary Aerospace Design & Optimization Environment
    (Striz, Neeman)
  • Supercomputing in Plain English (HPC education)