Published on March 27, 2015 by Faith Singer-Villalobos
TACC this week hosted the National Data Service (NDS) Consortium’s third meeting, which included the first tutorial session introducing the capabilities of the NDS Labs facility. About 50 people including leaders from many national data repositories, data aggregators, community-specific data federations, publishers, data researchers, and cyberinfrastructure providers participated.
Published on December 8, 2014 by Faith Singer-Villalobos
As part of Computer Science Education Week (December 8-14), the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) announces CODE @ TACC, a new summer program designed to prepare high school juniors and seniors for STEM careers by teaching the principles of high performance computing through a life sciences lens.
Team Texas won first place in the 9th annual Student Cluster Competition at this year’s Supercomputing Conference (SC14) in New Orleans. The team is coached by staff of the Texas Advanced Computing Center at The University of Texas at Austin.
Published on November 24, 2014 by Faith Singer-Villalobos
The National Science Foundation today announced "Jetstream," a new self-service cloud to increase participation in advanced computing for researchers who need flexible, reproducible, powerful and easy-to-use computing.
Published on November 18, 2014 by Faith Singer-Villalobos
The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) has been recognized in the annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards, presented at the 2014 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC14), in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Published on August 25, 2014 by Faith Singer-Villalobos
Cloud computing has changed the way we work, the way we communicate online, even the way we relax at night with a movie. But even as "the cloud" starts to cross over into popular parlance, the full potential of the technology to directly impact science, medicine, transportation, and other industries has yet to be realized.
Published on July 2, 2014 by Faith Singer-Villalobos
Dan C. Stanzione Jr. has been named 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 new post July 1.
Published on May 6, 2014 by Faith Singer-Villalobos
A 17-year-old senior at Canyon Crest Academy in San Diego's North County recently won not one, but three major science competitions in a project that combined supercomputer modeling with experimental research to speed up the discovery of influenza virus inhibitors. He relied upon TACC and SDSC resources to help advance his research on anti-flu drugs.
Published on February 28, 2014 by Faith Singer-Villalobos
AUSTIN, Texas ― How will the Central Texas region evolve over the next 20 years? A newly developed suite of analytics tools developed in part by the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) is being used to provide a better understanding of the impacts of various development patterns, such as:
What types of housing and business development should be planned?
How concentrating growth can maximize a community's infrastructure?
Where natural resources should be preserved?
How can communities promote better health?
How the region can ensure all segments of the community have access to education and jobs?
Published on January 22, 2014 by Faith Singer-Villalobos
Historically, science gateways have been built by small teams of extremely passionate and talented individuals," said Rion Dooley, lead architect of the Agave API and manager of TACC's Web and Cloud Services group. "Each gateway would recreate infrastructure from the ground up with very little code sharing between them. While the results were impressive, the cost was enormous. As a result, innovation slowed to a crawl year over year as the majority of time on new projects was spent reinventing the wheel.