The National Science Foundation has awarded a consortium of 28 universities, which includes the University of Miami, 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.
The project’s initial collaborating institutions include UM and Clemson University, and partners include Harvard University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Utah, University of Southern California, University of Hawaii, University of Oklahoma, University of California-Berkeley, Oklahoma State University, Ohio Supercomputer Center, University of Missouri, Yale University, Florida Atlantic University, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Florida, University of Georgia, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Brandeis University, Kansas State University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Stanford University, Arizona State University, Montana State University, University of Minnesota, University of Virginia, University of Colorado-Boulder, and University of Notre Dame.
Nicholas Tsinoremas, founding Director of UM’s Center for Computational Science (CCS), will serve as a lead principal investigator and as the CaRC’s inaugural vice chair.
“CaRC represents an exciting opportunity to create a vibrant community that emphasizes the strategic nature of research computing through facilitating the sharing of resources and expertise,” Tsinoremas said.
CaRC will offer a program of activities at a national scale, including the sharing of knowledge, best practices, software and hardware technologies, expertise, workforce development, and professional development. The project officially began on July 1.
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