Responding to a 'famine' of supercomputing power for U.S. researchers, Illinois astrophysicist Larry Smarr and seven Illinois colleagues submitted an unsolicited proposal to the National Science Foundation, asking for funding to launch supercomputing centers. NSF responded in 1985 by establishing the National Center for Supercomputing Applications with Smarr as its first director. NCSA 'opened for business' early in 1986.
Submitted by timekeep on Fri, 2015-08-28 21:29
Jan 01, 1986