May 14, 2020 | Science X

A team led by UChicago CS researchers Ian Foster and Kyle Chard and Daniel S. Katz of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois is building funcX, a new distributed "function-as-a-service" (FaaS) platform that makes it easier for researchers to easily and automatically delegate their computational workload. With a pair of grants to the Universities of Chicago and Illinois from the National Science Foundation totalling $3.14 million, the team will work with several large science projects and cyberinfrastructure partners to build and test this new system for "computationally fluid" research.