Friday, February 05, 2010

Microsoft and the National Science Foundation Enable Research in the Cloud: Agreement will offer free access to new computational and collaborative services to accelerate scientific discovery for research communities.

Google + NSA, Microsoft + NSF – an interesting week

Microsoft Corp. and the National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced an agreement that will offer individual researchers and research groups selected through NSF’s merit review process free access to advanced cloud computing resources. By extending the capabilities of powerful, easy-to-use PC applications via Microsoft cloud services, the program is designed to help broaden researcher capabilities, foster collaborative research communities, and accelerate scientific discovery. Projects will be awarded and managed by NSF. More details about funding opportunities are available at http://www.nsf.gov/dir/index.jsp?org=CISE.

Microsoft and the National Science Foundation Enable Research in the Cloud: Agreement will offer free access to new computational and collaborative services to accelerate scientific discovery for research communities.

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