The Fun Guy writes to tell us The NSF has awarded $48 million to the University of Chicago to operate and expand TeraGrid over the next five years. TeraGrid is 'a national-scale system of interconnected computers that scientists and engineers are using to solve some of their most challenging problems. TeraGrid is the world's largest open computer, storage and networking system. Only the U.S. Department of Energy's weapons laboratories have larger systems, which are dedicated to classified research.' Currently, the TeraGrid's power is just over 60 teraflops.