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Case Studies

The following case studies showcase recent scientific discoveries and research projects that rely on TACC resources, services and expertise. Through these projects, and others like them, it is clear that advanced computing is fundamental to science and society in the 21st century. We encourage you to download the PDFs below.

Being "Smart" at Home
TACC partners with local smart grid demonstration project to pave the way to a more sustainable future
Digitizing the Past
Archaeologists and technologists develop supercomputer-powered solutions to protect and preserve ancient sites and artifacts
Emergency Computing to Scientists in Japan
Emergency allocation of 750,000 CPU hours on TACC's Lonestar 4 system
Getting Ahead of the BP Oil Spill
UT researchers aid oil spill effort with satellite and supercomputing technologies
High-Performance Computing At The Center Of The Storm
With Hurricane Ike, researchers use Ranger to develop next-gen forecasts
Improving Nature's Top Recyclers
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory teams with the Texas Advanced Computing Center to explore designer enzymes for renewable fuels
Man-Made Climate Change? Geoengineering Effects Explored
Simulations by University of Washington researchers outline risks and benefits of geoengineering
Reducing Jet Noise by Controlling Turbulence
Researchers use Ranger to understand and minimize jet noise generation
Urgent Computing Aids Haiti Relief Effort
UT's Center for Space Research and TACC enable real-time decision-making for first responders
Wireless Worries
With the help of supercomputing power, researchers explore the health risks of wireless devices through virtual body models and advanced algorithms

Case Studies Archive

Older case studies have been archived by category. Select a category from the archive list in the sidebar, or browse full list below.

Astronomy

Biology & Medicine

Computer Science

Environment

Geosciences & Weather Modeling

Materials Science

  • Morphing Metals
    Texas A&M researcher exploits shape memory alloys to design smart materials for industry
    Summer 2010
  • Save Our Semiconductors
    Purdue researcher develops new nano-simulation tools on Ranger to design smaller transistors
    Spring 2009

Physics

Social Sciences

  • Digital Dividends
    McCombs School of Business researchers use TACC's Lonestar system to model market behavior
    Spring 2009
  • Remodeling The Mind
    Cognitive psychologist uses TACC's Lonestar supercomputer to explore vision, congnition, and attention
    Spring 2007
  • Scientific Computing Curriculum
    TACC's Scientific Computing Curriculum Enables Young Researcher to Excel in Astronomy
    Spring 2009