September 9, 2009
The TeraGrid, a backbone of national cyberinfrastructure, received
$30.2 million in extension funding from the National Science Foundation to continue providing an
integrated, persistent computational resource for the national research community. The project,
led by the University of Chicago, is titled "TeraGrid Extension: Bridging to eXtreme Digital (XD),"
and extends TeraGrid operations through 2011. Included in the extension is $1.05 million that will
come to the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative, or LONI, to extend the support and network
connections that allow TeraGrid users to access LONI's computational resources through March