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The Discovery Cloud is CI Director Ian Foster's vision to deliver powerful computational tools and methods to every professional and amateur scientist around the world, fundamentally tra

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​Services Layer At The Edge (SLATE), a new $4 million project funded by the National Science Foundation and led by a team from the Enrico Fermi and Computation Institutes at University of Chicago, will provide technology that simplifies connecting university and laboratory data center capabilities to the national cyberinfrastructure ecosystem, enabling global research collaboration.

Cyberinfrastructure is the connective tissue for computational science, tying together the research projects, resources, software, data, networks, and people needed to make important discoveries.

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The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is the most advanced, powerful, and robust collection of integrated advanced digital resources and services in the world.

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The Open Science Grid (OSG) advances science through open distributed computing.

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Nimbus is an open-source toolkit focused on providing Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) capabilities to the scientific community.

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The Globus Toolkit is open-source software for building grids.

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A vast amount of scientific knowledge is inaccessible to the scientific community due to the lack of computational resources or tools for small laboratories to share or analyze experimental results. With a new grant from the National Science Foundation, the Computation Institute will collaborate with leading institutions to look for ways that software can bring this data out of hiding, revealing untapped value in the "long tail" of scientific research.

The one-year, $500,000 planning grant enables investigators at the Computation Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, University of Arizona, University of Washington and University of Southern California to lay the groundwork for a proposed Institute for Empowering Long Tail Research as part of the NSF's Scientific Software Innovation Institutes program. Researchers will engage with scientists from fields such as biodiversity, economics and metagenomics to determine the optimal solutions for the increasingly challenging data and computational demands upon smaller laboratories.