The National Science Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to Louisiana State University professor Tevfik Kosar to support his work on Stork Data Scheduler, a computing tool that helps researchers access and transfer large data sets easily and efficiently.

The grant award provides Kosar, a professor with the LSU Department of Computer Science, with funding for three years to further develop and enhance the data scheduler.

"The Stork Data Scheduler makes a distinctive contribution to the computational research community, because it focuses on planning, scheduling, monitoring, and management of data," Kosar said. "Unlike existing approaches, Stork treats data resources and their related tasks as primary components of computational resources, not simply as side effects. This will lead to quicker and more effective collaboration among researchers."

http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=0926701

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