NSF Awards 12-Month Extension for XSEDE 2.0 Project

Posted by Boswell Hutson on 08/14/2020 16:20 UTC

The National Science Foundation’s Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure has awarded XSEDE 2.0 an additional year in funding that will provide support for ongoing project operations until August 31, 2022. The $21.8M, 12-month extension enables XSEDE to continue its mission of accelerating open science discovery, enhancing user productivity, broadening participation in science and engineering, and engaging a new diverse generation of computational researchers.

“We are very pleased to have been awarded this extension of the XEDE 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,” says John Towns, XSEDE program director and executive director of science and technology at NCSA.

In keeping with the existing project scope, the XSEDE team will continue with many activities that have been pursued in the first five years of the project, using the supplemental year to build on existing successes. While this additional year (the 11th year of XSEDE as a resource to the community supported by two rounds of funding) is expected to be a year of transition, the project remains fully committed to providing the best services and adapting them to meet the evolving needs of the advanced research community.

As in previous years, the project expects to produce many lay-friendly and technical publications that benefit both the general and technical communities continuing to document the high-impact scientific advances enabled by XSEDE. Stories from a broad range of disciplines will continue to be published regularly and added to XSEDE’s expansive collection of successes. In conjunction with our Service Provider (SP) partners, documentation and success stories are accessible on the XSEDE website.

You can read the full NSF award summary here: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1548562