Sophomore Carter Kozak awarded grant, attends national conference
Elon sophomore Carter Kozak, a major in computing sciences, earned one of 114 competitively awarded student positions at the International TeraGrid conference held Aug. 2-5, 2010 in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Funded by the NSF, TeraGrid is the world's largest, most comprehensive distributed cyberinfrastructure for open scientific research, with resources at 11 partner sites around the U.S. to create an integrated, persistent computational resource. TeraGrid resources currently include more than a petaflop/s (a thousand trillion calculations per second) of computing capability, and more than 30 petabytes of online and archival data storage, with rapid access and retrieval over high-performance networks.
Kozak has been using TeraGrid resources as part of his ongoing undergraduate research about collection and storage of data about free and open source software development with faculty mentor Megan Squire, assistant professor of computing sciences.