Arctic Region Researchers Awarded $133,333

FAIRBANKS, Alaska. -- The Arctic Region Supercomputing Center (ARSC) announces the awarding of $133,333 from the Cray Research University Research & Development Grant Program. Six research groups affiliated with ARSC were awarded these competitive grants. Their research is on such Arctic topics as ocean and ice modeling, global climate modeling, weather forecasting, and enhanced topographic products from synthetatic aperture radar data. All utilize the ARSC CRAY T3E supercomputer that arrived in Fairbanks February 1997. Cray Research Inc. sponsors this grant program to encourage research and development in computational science and engineering, and the development of software for supercomputer systems thereby providing programming solutions to real-world problems for Cray systems. The University Research & Development Grant Program also serves to complement the internal research efforts of Cray Research in selected areas of hardware and software development. Three of the six awards granted to ARSC are to researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) at the Geophysical Institute and Institute of Marine Science. The other awards went to scientists at the Naval Postgraduate School, University of Montana, and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. Awards ranged from $15,500 to $30,000. These research projects utilize the latest high performance computing hardware located at ARSC - the 88 processor CRAY T3E supercomputer. The ARSC systems are among the fastest computers in the world. Located at UAF, the mission of ARSC continues to support computational research, science, and engineering - with emphasis on the high latitudes and the Arctic. ARSC provides scalar-vector and massively parallel processing (MPP) resources - high-performance computing, networking facilities, training, and technical support - to federal and state agencies, the academic community, and commercial affiliates. 1997 Cray University Research & Development Grant Recipients from ARSC.

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