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Media Advisory 09-017

TeraGrid '09 to Meet in Arlington, Va., June 22-25

Conference to explore how federally-funded computational resources are enabling progress across many scientific disciplines

Map of the United States showing the TeraGrid that connects 11 supercomputer centers.

The NSF-funded TeraGrid program connects the computational resources of 11 supercomputer centers.

June 19, 2009

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TeraGrid ‘09 will be held June 22-25, 2009, in Arlington, Va., at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, and will provide an opportunity to learn more about how federally funded researchers in a broad range of fields advance and accelerate their work with computational resources. The TeraGrid ‘09 program will include presentations on computational medicine, chemistry, physics, biology, social science, seismology, nanoscience, weather forecasting, cosmology, hydrology and more.

What:TeraGrid 2009 Conference
When:Monday, June 22 through Thursday, June 25, 2009
Where:Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, Va.
For Details:

Highlights include:

  • Keynotes by NSF's Ed Seidel, Paul Avery (University of Florida), and Tom Cheatham (University of Utah) on current issues in cyberinfrastructure and its future
  • Visualization showcase and reception
  • Special presentations including the Global Grid Perspectives panel, the Agency Roundtable on cyberinfrastructure futures, and the NSF TeraGrid to NSF XD Transition
  • NSF-supported student program, including an on-site student programming contest on Tuesday, June 23, which features teams of up to five students given access to computational resources with which to address eight to 12 science and parallel computation problems. Awards will be presented based on the number of problems solved and the quality of the answers.

Members of the media interested in attending TeraGrid ‘09 and/or interviewing participants/presenters are encouraged to contact Lisa-Joy Zgorski at NSF,, or 703-292-8311. Press credentials may also be obtained from Trish Barker, Faith Singer-Villalobos or Elizabeth Leake (see conference URL). As a member of the media there will be no charge for your participation in the conference.


Media Contacts
Lisa-Joy Zgorski, NSF, (703) 292-8311, email:
Elizabeth Leake, TeraGrid External Relations - Argonne National Laboratory, 630/252-8694, email:
Faith Singer-Villalobos, Texas Advanced Computing Center - University of Texas, (512) 232-5771, email:

Program Contacts
John Towns, TeraGrid '09 Chair, email:
Trish Barker, Deputy Conference Chair, email:

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