Purdue University announces the founding of Anvil, a supercomputing network that will create a new way to study computational and data-intensive topics spanning engineering, natural or social sciences, and digital humanities.
Anvil is funded by a $10 million award from the National Science Foundation. It will become a part of NSF’s Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), which serves tens of thousands of researchers across the U.S. Anvil will be launched in 2021.
The PI of the Project, Carol Song, is a senior research scientist associated with the Purdue Research Computing group. Dr. Sorin Adam Matei, the CLA Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Education, will be Senior Personnel on the grant. He will facilitate onboarding CLA projects, especially in the big data and computational social science space, onto ANVIL. CLA scholars will not have the opportunity to imagine, design, and deploy truly ambitious projects that bring together the two strengths of Purdue, its technological prowess and liberal arts research agenda. The ROSETTA group, which uses novel technologies in archaeology and anthropology, will be a first beneficiary of this project.