The National Science Foundation has awarded a consortium of 28 collaborating institutions, including the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) and led by Clemson University, a $750,000 grant to fund a Research Coordination Network to set up a national forum for the exchange and dissemination of best practices, expertise and technologies to enable the advancement of campus-based research computing activities. The project, entitled “RCN: Advancing Research and Education Through a National Network of Campus Research Computing Infrastructures - The CaRC Consortium,” is designed to bring together a wide range of campuses and community stakeholders to form a novel, yet complementary, element of an evolving and expanding national cyberinfrastructure ecosystem. “CaRC is a unique program nationally and we are eager to participate,” said Dr. David Hudak, interim executive director of the Ohio Supercomputer Center. “Universities across Ohio have more researchers in more disciplines relying on supercomputing and other advanced computing services. By sharing and developing best practices with other CaRC members, OSC will strengthen its nationally competitive services to better support Ohio researchers.” CaRC will offer a program of activities at a national scale, including the sharing of knowledge, best practices, software and hardware technologies, expertise, workforce development and professional development. The project officially began on July 1. Learn more at https://www.osc.edu/press/osc_part_of_nsf_funded_consortium_for_advancing_research_computing_practices
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