• National Computational Science Alliance (Alliance)
    Booth R0216
    Karen Green, kareng@ncsa.uiuc.edu

      The National Computational Science Alliance is a partnership of more than 50 institutions working to create a ubiquitous, pervasive national-scale information infrastructure. The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, anchors the Alliance, which is funded by the National Science Foundation. NCSA is also one of four sites in the TeraGrid project, a $53 million NSF effort to build the most comprehensive infrastructure ever deployed for scientific research. At SC2001, NCSA/Alliance researchers will demonstrate the TeraGrid's potential in collaborative demonstrations with partners at Argonne, SDSC, and Caltech. The demos will show the power of Linux clusters and Intel's Itanium processor in solving scientific problems. They will utilize a 40 GB/s network, similar to the network Qwest will build to connect the TeraGrid sites.