National Science Foundation awards another year of funding to XSEDE project

The United States National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded another year of funding to the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Project (XSEDE). This means that the $21.8M, 12-month grant will extend operations until August 22, 2022.

“XSEDE is an important presence within the US HPC [High Performance Computing] community, offering HPC cycles, training, applications, science gateways, and other resources to qualifying projects,” writes Joe Casad of Admin Magazine.

According to XSEDE program director, John Town, “We are very pleased to have been awarded this extension of the XSEDE project by the NSF. It is a testament to the success XSEDE has exhibited in supporting the national research community spanning a wide range of domains, and we look forward to continuing to enable researchers to discover more with XSEDE.”

Kevin Wentworth, one of UMaine Advanced Research Computing’s team members, says, “This is highly beneficial to jurisdictions like Maine. We have limited budgets, so recreating resources on the scale of XSEDE within the state of Maine is simply not feasible. Because XSEDE is a free HPC resource, it can be applied meaningfully by faculty to establish new research thrusts which may lead to future external funding. It’s great to see that this vital program was extended for another year.”

Full text of the grant report is available from the NSF. See the Allocations page at the XSEDE website for information on submitting a proposal for XSEDE support.