“The TeraGrid was established as a cyberinfrastructure foundation to
integrate the computational, data, and visualization capabilities available
to the scientific community. We are pleased to partner with Cornell to develop
services and capabilities that will begin to weave the nation’s digital assets
into a national data framework, analogous to today’s networking and
NSF TeraGrid Project
Cornell’s TeraGrid connection enables the
scientific community to access
the MATLAB on the TeraGrid experimental computing resource at CAC and
and analysis tools such as the massive
pulsar surveys generated by the Arecibo L-band Feed Array.
Digital Data Collections
Digital data collections are a valuable component of Cornell’s
cyberinfrastructure enhancing research and education.
“Data collections enable analysis at unprecedented
levels of accuracy and sophistication and provide
novel insights through innovative information
National Science Board
The Cornell Center for Advanced Computing has expertise in
designing, storing, and preserving digital data collections for
Cornell and the national research community. CAC operates
a gateway to
Cornell Digital Data Collections, both
CAC and university enabled.
New York State Grid
Cornell hosted a New York State workshop on cyberinfrastructure. Subsequently, with strong support from Cornell’s VP of Research, RPI’s President, and scientific leaders from across the state, a Governing Board of a New York State CyberInfrastructure initiative was created and NYSGrid
CAC uses the Open Science Grid (OSG)
software stack for projects such as NYSGrid.
Under an NSF award, CAC and Computer Science and Cornell Fracture Group
collaborators demonstrated that some styles of grid computing can be done
using industry-standard protocols such as SOAP and XML. CAC has used Web
services to break up problems such as protein structure comparisons into
cycle-scavenging applications that run in the background on desktops and laptops.
CAC has also supported the scalability testing of commercial grid products for
members of our Corporate Program.
Distributed Computing Research
Cornell’s Department of Computer Science is engaged in fundamental
research in distributed computing.