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NSF Funds Indiana U Jetstream Cloud Through 2020

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Indiana University's Research Technologies center has received $1.3 million from the National Science Foundation to fund operations for the Jetstream research computing cloud through 2020. That brings the NSF's total contribution to the project to $13.7 million since 2014.

Jetstream is a cloud environment that provides on-demand computing and data analysis, accessible by tablet, laptop or desktop computer. In particular, it's designed to put advanced computing power in reach for researchers and programs that have not had access to comparable resources.   

"This extension in operations represents a major win for the national science and engineering communities," said David Y. Hancock, director of advanced computing systems in Research Technologies and Jetstream principal investigator, in a statement. "Jetstream has supported many long-term projects, and now researchers can focus on their science rather than have to worry about how or where to find the resources that they need."

Jetstream received a 2018 Campus Technology Impact Award in the category of IT Infrastructure and Systems. The project includes partners from Cornell University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Arizona, the University of Chicago, the Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Texas, San Antonio.

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Rhea Kelly is editor in chief for Campus Technology, THE Journal, and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected].

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