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High-caliber discussions and prime opportunities for networking characterize XSEDE's fourth annual conference, XSEDE15, July 26–30, in St. Louis, and NICS is pleased to again be a sponsor and active participant.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) $3 million to continue to provide advanced computing resources for researchers in science and engineering across the country through July 2016. This extension brings the total award for the Kraken project to more than $84.5 million since its inception in 2007.

Research supported by compute allocations from the eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) and grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) has discovered that nanoparticles called fullerenes block a key function of the human immunodeficiency virus.

Unanticipated firestorms can take lives and destroy property, equipment, and other resources. With help from the eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), researchers are working to improve wildfire forecasts and give firefighting professionals a more powerful tool.

A recent tutorial on the popular open-source statistics tool R garnered hundreds of people from across the globe, breaking training participation records for the event's organizers.