TACC works with the following organizations to support broader engagement in the education and research community, and increase the awareness of high performance computing as a tool for innovation and competitiveness.
Dell XL is a self-sustained consortium of computing centers that employ large-scale Dell systems. With the participation of Dell and Dell partners, the consortium members meet twice a year to exchange technology information and cooperate on projects to enhance the scalability of cluster computing. While the membership is for centers with large systems, we feel that all cluster centers can benefit from the proceedings of the Dell XL meetings and the collaborations within the working groups.
Please see the DellXL website for more information.
TACC is a member of CASC, an organization of 53 member institutions representing many of the nation's most forward-thinking universities and computing centers. CASC is dedicated to advocating the use of the most advanced computing technologies to accelerate scientific discovery for national competitiveness, global security, and economic success, as well as develop a diverse and well prepared 21st century workforce.
Please see the CASC website for more information.
TACC is also a member of SURA, a consortium of over sixty universities across the United States. SURA jointly operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility on behalf of the US Department of Energy through Jefferson Science Associates, LLC - and runs the SURA Residence Facility. SURA also promotes initiatives in nuclear physics, information technologies, coastal research and technology commercialization.
Please see the SURA website for more information.
TACC provides the Texas Digital Library with data storage and acts as one node of the TDL Preservation Network (PresNet). The PresNet, which is still in early stages of development, also includes data storage nodes at Texas A&M, the UT Austin Data Center, and Texas Tech. TDL currently stores about 8.5 terabytes of data at TACC from the Cervantes collection from Texas A&M University.
Please see the Texas Digital Library website for more information.