TACC supports research partnerships at the state, national, and international levels, promoting knowledge-sharing and the mutually beneficial exchange of information about advanced computing techniques and technologies. By sharing our expertise and our resources, TACC seeks to foster a framework for technology innovation, and support economic development in the state of Texas and across the nation.
TACC is one of the leading partners in the new Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) project, whose resources include more than one petaflop of computing capability and more than 30 petabytes of online and archival data storage. As part of the project, TACC provides access to Ranger, Lonestar, Longhorn, Spur, and Ranch through XSEDE quarterly allocations. Staff at the center support XSEDE researchers nationwide, and perform research and development to make XSEDE more effective and impactful. XSEDE replaces and expands on the NSF TeraGrid project, which, over the course of a decade, supported more than 10,000 scientists on thousands of research projects, at no cost to the scientists.
Within Texas, TACC is a partner with several consortiums and institutions that use advanced computational technologies to enhance research, development, and educational activities. These advanced computational technologies include traditional high performance computing (HPC) systems, in addition to complementary advanced computing technologies including massive data storage systems and scientific visualization resources. Our principal project is the Texas Internet Grid for Research and Education (TIGRE).
TACC also engages industry through the Science & Technology Affiliates for Research (STAR) program, which promotes mutually beneficial knowledge exchange and joint research projects with industry, while advancing technology innovation and supporting economic development in the state of Texas.