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Forschungszentrum Jülich - Annual Report 2011

54 Forschungszentrum Jülich | Annual Report 2011 Knowledge Worldwide – Highlights of 2011 The increasing internationalization and networking of Forschungszentrum Jülich with partners throughout the world provides the basis for top internationally acclaimed achievements. Forschungszentrum Jülich plays a leading role in shaping international research projects and strategic partnerships. Netherlands In October, the LOFAR DE605 antenna station near Forschungszentrum Jülich went into operation. It is part of the digi- tal radio telescope LOFAR (Low Frequen- cy Array), which is the first radio tele- scope of a new generation comprising distributed antenna arrays. Developed by the Dutch Institute ASTRON, LOFAR has 36 stations in the Netherlands, five in Germany and three more in Europe, mak- ing it the largest distributed telescope system in the world. United States The Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) is working on the Extreme Science and Engineer- ing Discovery Environment (XSEDE), which was launched in July 2011. It is being funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) to the tune of $ 121 million. XSEDE is a part- nership of American computing centres who aim to provide easy access to computing time on supercomputers for simulation projects. Forschungszentrum Jülich is the only institu- tion outside the USA involved in XSEDE. It will provide UNICORE access software for the pro- ject and adapt it to meet the needs of the us- ers and computing centres.