NCSA’s CyberCollaboratory Community Thrives on Open Source

“In 1993, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications
(NCSA) gave us Mosaic, the first Web browser with a graphical user
interface. Today, the NCSA is still innovating, creating a project
that monitors how global climate change is affecting plants and
wildlife, one that tracks oil spills, and another that predicts the
possible effects of seismographic activity on bridges and other
structures. To facilitate communication and collaboration between
stations, NCSA is making use of the Web infrastructure it helped to
launch almost 15 years ago, in a research program called the
CyberCollaboratory. Not surprisingly, open source software is an
integral part of the Web-based intiative…”