Building the US National Fusion Grid: Results from the National Fusion Collaboratory Project

D. P. Schissel, J. R. Burruss, A. Finkelstein, S. M. Flanagan, I. T. Foster, T. W. Fredian, M. J. Greenwald, C. R. Johnson, K. Keahey, S. A. Klasky, K. Li, D. C. McCune, M. Papka, Q. Peng, L. Randerson, A. Sanderson, J. Stillerman, R. Stevens, M. R. Thompson, G. Wallace

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The US National Fusion Collaboratory Project is developing a persistent infrastructure to enable scientific collaboration for all aspects of magnetic fusion research. The project is creating a robust, user-friendly collaborative software environment and making it available to more than 1000 fusion scientists in 40 institutions who perform magnetic fusion research in the United States. In particular, the project is developing and deploying a national Fusion Energy Sciences Grid (FusionGrid) that is a system for secure sharing of computation, visualization, and data resources over the Internet. The FusionGrid goal is to allow scientists at remote sites to fully participate in experimental and computational activities as if they were working at a common site thereby creating a virtual organization of the US fusion community. The project is funded by the USDOE Office of Science, Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) Program and unites fusion and computer science researchers to directly address these challenges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-250
Number of pages6
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number1-4 SPEC. ISS.
StatePublished - Jun 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering


  • Computer science
  • Fusion
  • US


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