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UT Partnership Receives NSF Grant

Published: September 13, 2007
A partnership between The University of Tampa, University of South Florida and Eckerd College has resulted in a grant of $499,999 from the National Science Foundation to acquire a 488-processor (122-node) computational cluster that will support research and educational needs of theoretical/computational investigators and their students.

Dr. Angela Perry, assistant professor of chemistry at UT, contributed to the writing of the grant, which will enable her to conduct research with the computational cluster.

Nine professors in chemistry, chemical engineering and physics investigators at the three institutions will have access to the cluster, which will be physically located at USF. The cluster will be used in teaching and research by undergraduates and graduate students resulting in well-trained students in model computational techniques.

“Establishing this computational facility will provide The University of Tampa — as well as USF and Eckerd — a resource to enhance their undergraduate research and training capability,” said Steve Kucera, interim dean for the College of Natural and Health Sciences.

At The University of Tampa the cluster will be used for modeling interface-specific spectroscopy.

Computational clusters are generally used to apply the resources of many computers in a network to a single problem at the same time.

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