The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) celebrated a few important milestones on June 2, 2016. Physically, TACC expanded its space with the dedication of the Advanced Computing Building (ACB). People, rather than machines, will fill the new space. It allows growth in key groups such as Data Intensive Computing, Life Sciences Computing, Advanced Computing Interfaces, and Education and Outreach. The new building also hosts a new experimental Visualizaion Lab. Historically, June 1st marked the 15th anniversary of the founding of the center. TACC grew from just a handful of people on a donated system in 2001 to a world-class supercomputing center with about 135 dedicated staffers who support use of more than 15 systems, including the TOP500 #10 most powerful computer in the world, Stampede. In addition, TACC was thrilled to announce a $30 million award by the National Science Foundation that renewed the Stampede project and will help power even greater discoveries that change the world by U.S. researchers.
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