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TeraGrid tutorial now available online

March 23, 2004 — The "Applications in the TeraGrid Environment" tutorial that was successfully presented at SC2003 in Phoenix in November is now available online at Through video and slides, the tutorial provides an overview of the TeraGrid environment and configuration and describes the TeraGrid services that are available to scientists.

Approximately 50 people attended the tutorial at SC03, which was presented by experts from several TeraGrid partners: John Towns from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Nancy Wilkins-Diehr from the San Diego Supercomputer Center, Sandra Bittner from Argonne National Laboratory, Derek Simmel from the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, and Sharon Brunett from the Center for Advanced Computing Research at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

The daylong tutorial is now available to a wider audience thanks to the efforts of Scott Mahler and Roy Johnson of The Center for Professional Development at The University of Michigan's College of Engineering.

The TeraGrid is a multi-year effort funded by the National Science Foundation to build and deploy the world's largest, fastest distributed infrastructure for open scientific research. When completed later this year, the TeraGrid will include 20 teraflops of computing power, facilities capable of managing and storing nearly 1 petabyte of data, high-resolution visualization environments, and toolkits for grid computing. These components will be tightly integrated and connected through a network that will operate at 40 gigabits per second. Currently, the first phase of the TeraGrid offers researchers approximately 15 teraflops of computing power.


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Trish L. Barker
National Center for Supercomputing Applications

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