Jülich Supercomputing Centre joins XSEDE

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The Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) has joined the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) and consequently has received $121 million of funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the US.

XSEDE, which began in July 2011, is a partnership of 17 organisations launched to provide scientists in the US from all disciplines with easy access to most advanced digital resources. XSEDE will be developed under the leadership of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The Research Centre Jülich has been selected as the only non-US partner. It will contribute the Unicore software that is developed and supported as open source software under the direction of Jülich's JSC. Unicore allows seamless access to distributed resources via the Internet. It is deployed and proven in PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, to access systems in the European HPC ecosystem.