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Access to US Supercomputers via UNICORE

The Grid middleware UNICORE will be deployed in the TeraGrid successor XSEDE, the largest US Grid infrastructure project to date. Offering free resources and services to more than 10,000 scientists, XSEDE has an overall budget of US $ 121 million and a grant period of five years. Among the 17 participating institutions that will receive funding from the US National Science Foundation (NSF), JSC is the only organization located outside the USA. UNICORE will play a prominent part in the project as it is to be deployed on all 16 supercomputers within the project. It will allow for easy and secure access to more than two petaflops of computing capability and more than 30 petabytes of online and archival data storage. JSC as a leading institution within the UNICORE Forum e.V. – a partnership of 26 organizations involved in developing and fostering the UNICORE Grid middleware – will manage and coordinate all XSEDE-related tasks and activities. Further information about XSEDE can be found at
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