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Last week, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and a consortium of researchers announced funding for two cloud testbeds, named “Chameleon” and “CloudLab,” that will power academic research. The $20 million award will be split evenly between the two projects and will enable the academic research community to create and experiment with cloud architectures and transformative applications.  The projects will give researchers access to various processor, storage and networking solutions upon which to test their workloads.
OpenStack is driving true change in academia – it’s powering some of the most sophisticated research projects at top organizations throughout the world. OpenStack has provided researchers a low cost, high performance compute option to handle intense workloads and empowers computer science engineers with a free and open cloud operating system.