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Posted by Shivakumar Viswanathan on July 17, 2007 at 15:45:15:

hi all,
I thought this may be something useful as an equivalent
of a mega...no...tera-farm machine.


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> From: Steven Karel
> Date: July 17, 2007 09:45:56 EDT
> Subject: teragrid
> I was on a telephone conference call at LTS yesterday with some
> people from Teragrid . They seem very eager
> to recruit users for their computational resources. If you have
> large computation problems to solve, this might be a resource worth
> considering. Their website is fairly informative, but I will
> emphasize a few points that they made:
> 1. Accounts and 'computing unit allocations' are available
> essentially for free to try the system out if you apply for a "DAC"
> allocation: http://teragrid.org/userinfo/access/dac.php
> 2. Beyond the initial tryout period, it will require a more
> substantial peer review proposal for larger continuing allocations,
> but the basic intent is to just make sure that the science being
> done is appropriate, so most reasonable proposals from investigator
> (especially those who already have research funding through the
> peer review process) will get allocations.
> 3. There are "gateways" to the system whose intent is to ease the
> process for more "casual" users and specific scientific
> communities. See http://teragrid.org/programs/sci_gateways/
> Probably the best thing to do if you think you want to use the
> system is to apply for a DAC (or get your PI to apply for a DAC).

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