About LEARN: Activities & Accomplishments
XSEDE: Integrating Advanced Resources into a Single Virtual Instrument
The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is an integrated collection of some of the most advanced digital resources and services in the world. The five year, $121 million project that is supported by the National Science Foundation, is a collaboration between key institutions in the United States including the University of Texas at Austin and Rice University.
XSEDE includes supercomputers and high-end visualization and data analysis resources across the country. The objective of XSEDE is to create a single virtual system, with lower technology barriers to access, that scientists can use to interactively share computing resources, data and expertise. A project of this type would not be possible without the institutions being connected together by advanced high-speed networks like LEARN.
Scientists and engineers around the world use and need access to these types of advanced resources and services in their pursuit of innovation and discovery. The XSEDE project makes these resources and services easier to use and enables more people to gain access to them. With XSEDE, researchers have access to a secure environment with the type of advanced and powerful resources, services, and support they need to be more productive. This environment is a catalyst to the development of new dynamic collaborations that will produce groundbreaking research that will make our lives healthier, safer, and better.