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San Diego Supercomputer Center
The San Diego Supercomputing Center (SDSC) is an organized research unit of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Physically, SDSC is located on the east end of the Eleanor Roosevelt College on the campus of UCSD.
Founded in 1985, its self prescribed mission is to "developing and using technology to advance science". SDSC is primarily funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and pursue research in the areas of high performance computing, grid computing, computational biology, geoinformatics, computational physics, computational chemistry, data management, scientific visualization, and computer networking. SDSC is internationally recognized for its contribution to computational biosciences, especially for its role in creation and maintenance of the Protein Data Bank.
SDSC is one of the four original sites involved in the TeraGrid project along with National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), Argonne National Laboratory, and Center for Advanced Computing Research (CACR).
Currently, the director of SDSC is Dr. Francine Berman , a noted pioneer in grid computing.
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