Dan Stanzione, Ph.D.

Dan Stanzione, Ph.D.

Executive Director

(512) 471-2763

Dr. Stanzione is the Executive Director of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin. A nationally recognized leader in high performance computing, Stanzione has served as deputy director since June 2009 and assumed the Executive Director post on July 1, 2014.

He is the principal investigator (PI) for several leading projects including a multimillion-dollar National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to deploy and support TACC's Stampede supercomputer over four years. Stanzione is also the PI of TACC's Wrangler system, a supercomputer designed specifically for data-focused applications. He served for six years as the co-director of CyVerse, a large-scale NSF life sciences cyberinfrastructure in which TACC is a major partner. In addition, Stanzione was a co-principal investigator for TACC's Ranger and Lonestar supercomputers, large-scale NSF systems previously deployed at UT Austin. Stanzione previously served as the founding director of the Fulton High Performance Computing Initiative at Arizona State University and served as an American Association for the Advancement of Science Policy Fellow in the NSF's Division of Graduate Education.

Stanzione received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and his master's degree and doctorate in computer engineering from Clemson University, where he later directed the supercomputing laboratory and served as an assistant research professor of electrical and computer engineering.

Professional Experience:


The University of Texas at Austin
Deputy Director, Texas Advanced Computing Center


Arizona State University
Director, High Performance Computing, Fulton School of Engineering
Affiliate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering


National Science Foundation/American Association for Advancement of Science
Science Policy Fellow, Division of Graduate Education


Clemson University
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Assistant


Clemson University
Professor/Research Associate/Director of Supercomputing and Biocomputing
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Graduate Teacher of Record


Clemson University
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Research Assistant


Ph.D., Computer Engineering

Clemson University, 2000

M.S., Computer Engineering

Clemson University, 1993

B.S., Electrical Engineering

Clemson University, B.S. (Electrical Engineering), 1991

Selected Publications:

Mock, Hanlon, Stanzione, Rathje, "The DesignSafe CI Architecture", Proceedings of Gateways '16.

Stewart et al, "Jetstream – performance, early experience, and early results", Proceedings of XSEDE16, July 2016 (Best Tech Paper Award).

Gaffney et al, "Building Wrangler: A Transformational Data Intensive Resource for the Open Science Community", 2014 IEEE International Conference on Big Data.

L. Koesterke, J.E. Koltes, N. T. Weeks, K. Milfeld, M. W. Vaughn, J.M. Reecy, D. Stanzione, "Optimizing the PCIT algorithm on Stampede's Xeon and Xeon Phi processors for faster discovery of biological networks", XSEDE13 Conference (Best paper award).

James, Rosales, Stanzione, "Offline Parallel Debugging: A Case Study", Proceedings of XSEDE12, Chicago, Illinois, July 2012.

Koersterke, Stanzione, Vaughn, et al "An Efficient and Scalable Implementation of SNP-pair Interaction Testing for Genetic Association Studies", Proceedings of HICOMB, the IEEE International Workshop on High Performance Computational Biology, May, 2011.

Jordan, Stanzione, "Comprehensive Data Infrastructure for Plant Bioinformatics", Workshop on Interfaces and Abstractions for Scientific Data Storage, IEEE Cluster, September, 2010.

Mehringer, Woody, Dolgert, Lantz, Stanzione, "Maximizing Computational Learning for Faculty and Student Scientists: The Ranger Virtual Workshop", Proceedings of the TeraGrid'09 Conference, August, 2009.

Digirilamo, Lindekugel, Stanzione, "A Scalable Framework for Offline Parallel Debugging", Proceedings of the 9th LCI Conference on High Performance Clustered Computing, April, 2008.

Emeneker, Stanzione, "Dynamic Virtual Clustering", Proceedings of the International Conference on Cluster Computing, September, 2007.

Sass, Miller, Stanzione, et al "Investigating the Feasibility of FPGA-based Petascale Computing", Proceedings of Field Programmable Custom Computing Machines, IEEE Computer Society Press, April, 2007

Emeneker, Jackson, Butikofer, Stanzione, "Dynamic Virtual Clustering with Xen and Moab", Frontiers of High Performance Computing and Networking – ISPA 2006 Workshops, pp. 440-451, 2006.

Jones, Pang, Ligon, Stanzione, "Characterization Bandwidth Aware Meta-Schedulers for Co-Allocating Jobs in a Mini-Grid", Journal of Supercomputing, October, 2005.

Ooi, Hector, Adams, Stanzione, "First Principles Study of the Aluminum-Cubic Boron Nitride Interface", Journal of Adhesion, December, 2005.

{Accepted} Debardeleben, Sass, Stanzione, "Building Problems Solving Environments with the Arches Framework", Journal of Systems and Software, November, 2005.

Jones, Pang, Ligon, Stanzione, "Job Communication Characterization and it's impact on Meta -Scheduling Co-Allocated Jobs on a Mini-Grid", International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, April, 2004.

DeBardeleben, Ligon, Stanzione, "Coven - a Framework for High Performance Problem Solving Environments ", Proceedings of the 11th IEEE Conference on High Performance Distributed Computing, IEEE Computer Society Press, July, 2002

Book Chapter Co-Author, Beowulf Cluster Computing for Linux , 2nd Edition, edited by Bill Gropp, MIT Press, November, 2003.