Exploring Clouds for Acceleration of Science

What is the E-CAS Project?

The Exploring Clouds for Acceleration of Science (E-CAS) project was initiated in November 2018 with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Oracle to produce a deeper understanding of the use of cloud computing in accelerating scientific discoveries. 

First phase funding was awarded in March 2019 to six research projects from George Washington University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Purdue University, San Diego Supercomputing Center, State University of New York, and University of Wisconsin. The goal of the first phase was to produce a deeper understanding of the use of cloud computing in accelerating scientific discoveries, and included a community-led workshop to assess lessons learned and to define leading practices. 

Second phase funding was awarded in July 2020 to the research projects from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and SUNY Downstate for another year of support, with a focus on delivering scientific results. 

For up-to-date information on the E-CAS project, please visit our project space.

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