March 2020


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  TACC's Wrangler System Helps Epidemiologists Model Spread of Coronavirus

The last metro train plans to leave a station in Wuhan, China, before the city was placed under quarantine. Courtesy of Chinese news service.


TACC's Wrangler System Helps Epidemiologists Model Spread of Coronavirus

Infectious disease researchers at UT Austin and institutions in Hong Kong, China, and France concluded there is a high probability that the coronavirus spread beyond Wuhan and other quarantined cities before Chinese officials put a quarantine in place. Based on comprehensive travel data and modeling of the disease done at TACC, the team estimated there were 10 times more cases of the coronavirus in Wuhan by the time of the quarantine on January 22 than were reported.

Supercomputing supports coronavirus research

  Simulations Reveal Galaxy Cluster Details

A 5x5 megaparsec (~18.15 light years) snapshot of the RomulusC galaxy cluster simulation. Credit: Butsky et al.


Simulations Reveal Galaxy Cluster Details

Astrophysicists have produced some of the highest resolution simulations ever of galaxy clusters using TACC's Stampede2 supercomputer. The research helps scientists map the unknown universe. The next generation of galaxy cluster simulations is underway on Frontera.

Mapping the unknown universe

  BP Gift Supports TACC STEM Program

Students create sensors that collect environmental data.


BP Gift Supports TACC STEM Program

A $50,000 gift from BP to TACC will support the Code@TACC Connected summer camp. The program teaches 20 high school students from across Texas how to apply sensors and advanced computers to study environmental problems.

Thank You, BP

Getting Smarter About Extreme Weather

Getting Smarter About Extreme Weather

Researchers from Rice University demonstrated that extreme weather prediction can be treated as a pattern recognition problem, enabled by recent advances in deep learning. The researchers found that more advanced deep learning methods outperformed simpler techniques, suggesting benefits in developing deep learning methods tailored for climate and weather data.

Extreme weather and deep learning

  Engaging Young Minds in Cybersecurity

(Left to Right): Mandy Galante, SANS Institute; Carol Fletcher, Director of EPIC and We Teach_CS; Alba Lugo, Vice Principal, New Brunswick High School.


Engaging Young Minds in Cybersecurity

Texas currently has more than 43,000 job openings in the field of cybersecurity with high entry-level salaries. TACC's EPIC team hosted a hands-on workshop called Cyber Encounters for more than 50 high school teachers, curriculum providers, and administrators from across the state. Cyber Encounters aims to build teacher content knowledge so educators can support students interested in cybersecurity careers.

Teachers train for cybersecurity jobs


(Left to right: Owais Jamil and Matthew Cawood)


Please welcome Owais Jamil and Matthew Cawood to TACC! Owais joins the Web and Mobile Applications group. As a web developer with a background in Microbiology and Biochemistry, Owais works on the DesignSafe-CI and the Frontera User Portal. Matthew joins the High Performance Computing group as a Research Engineering Scientist. He relocated to Austin from Cape Town, South Africa, and will focus on benchmarking and performance analysis.


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