ABOUT

Powering Discoveries That Change The World

Our Mission

Where should we store vaccines in case of an epidemic outbreak? What is the likelihood of a hurricane forming? How do we create more viable, cost efficient energy sources?

TACC designs and deploys the world's most powerful advanced computing technologies and innovative software solutions to enable researchers to answer complex questions like these and many more. Every day, researchers rely on our computing experts and resources to help them gain insights and make discoveries that change the world.

Mission: To enable discoveries that advance science and society through the application of advanced computing technologies.

TACC's environment includes a comprehensive cyberinfrastructure ecosystem of leading-edge resources in high performance computing (HPC), visualization, data analysis, storage, archive, cloud, data-driven computing, connectivity, tools, APIs, algorithms, consulting, and software. In addition, our skilled experts work with thousands of researchers on more than 3,000 projects each year.

Our History

On June 1, 2016, TACC celebrated 15 years of advancing scientific discoveries. Take a look at some of the center's accomplishments throughout the years in the infographic below.

Our Culture

Everyone at TACC strives to be an innovator and explore the boundaries of how we can make the different aspects of information technology used in an important and productive way that impacts science and society. TACC fosters a culture of innovation, passion, and fun. TACC staff members actively collaborate to investigate the latest technologies, team up for charities, and celebrate successes together — both during and after work. From building Stampede to running a 5K, we are a team first and foremost.

Photo of all TACC Staff Members

Our Community

Austin is known for live music, festivals, beautiful parks, and barbecue. It is home to The University of Texas at Austin and major technology companies like Dell, IBM, Apple, Google, Samsung, and National Instruments. And don't just take our word for it — Forbes, Businessweek, and Time have all named Austin one of the best places in the country to live.