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NCSA will receive $50 million from the University of Illinois and U of I System

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Last week, NCSA announced the commitment of $50 million ($30 million from U of I Urbana-Champaign and $20 million from the U of I System) over the course of five years for “infrastructure for the Illinois Campus Cluster Program (ICCP), an artificial intelligence computing system, other computing and data equipment, and user services and training, which includes staff, software licenses and maintenance.”

They will be piloting a program called Illinois Computes, that will offer “computing and data storage resources, technical expertise and support services to researchers from all domains across the U of I System who also may have a broad range of needs, whether they be simple or more complex.”

Researchers interested in participating in the pilot program can fill out a form at the NCSA website.

Read more about the funding that the work that it will be applied to here.

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