"We at NSF are gratified to fund such a powerful combination of system and services for open science research," said Irene Qualters NSF program director for high performance computing. "The technological capacity is important; but even more important is that the scientific community--those on the front lines of cutting edge research on a number of multi-disciplinary areas critical to addressing society's most vexing challenges--have open access in order to push the frontiers of science and engineering."
Computational science has become the third pillar of scientific discovery--complementing theory and physical experimentation--that allows scientists to explore phenomena that are too big, too small, too fast or too dangerous to investigate in the laboratory.
Advanced computing enables complex computational science and engineering research and is critical in areas such as weather forecasting, climate modeling, energy exploration and production, drug discovery, materials development and safe and efficient automobile and airplane design.
"This new resource will substantially increase the computational capacity that the XD/XSEDE program can deliver to the open science community for leading edge science," said Barry Schneider, NSF program director for cyberinfrastructure. "It is becoming clear that our progress towards treating more complex and larger problems in the physical and biological sciences will depend crucially on advances in computational science which in turn depend on advances in hardware and software. Stampede is a balanced, heterogeneous computational ins
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