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International Collaborations

TACC is pleased to partner with academic advanced computing institutions all over the world. We are interested in working with centers that share TACC's interests: high-performance computing, distributed & grid computing, education & outreach, and visualization & data analysis, to share information, develop joint research projects, and support world-class scientific discoveries.

The International Collaboratory for Emerging Technologies (CoLab)

The International Collaboratory for Emerging Technologies was launched by the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT) on March 22nd, 2006, as part of a national strategy to promote Portuguese scientific and technological capacity and to reinforce the status of Portugal's scientific institutions at an international level. CoLab is based on collaborative partnerships between The University of Texas at Austin and select universities and laboratories in Portugal.

The 5-Year collaboration aims to increase Portuguese research and postgraduate studies in emerging technologies, with particular emphasis on media and digital content, advanced computing, and mathematics, as well as science and technology commercialization. The intention is to strengthen collaborative research and advanced education in the short term as well as to institutionalize this collaboration so it survives past the planned five years of CoLab. A main objective for the three academic programs is the establishment of joint degree PhD programs in Digital Media, Mathematics, and Advanced Computing among participating universities in Portugal, leading to dual degree programs with The University of Texas at Austin.

TACC is providing high performance computing and scientific visualization training, and access to resources, for Portuguese university researchers to support all of the CoLab research projects. For more information, visit UT Austin/Portugal's Website.

Global Academic Supercomputing Consortium (GASC)

GASC is an international collaboration created to support the use of advanced computational technologies in solving the world's most challenging science and engineering problems.

The GASC program creates strategic alliances that build and strengthen global research and development, and promote educational collaborations in advanced computing. Prospective GASC members must demonstrate an institutional commitment to promoting information sharing and support, working collaboratively in areas involving advanced computing technologies, and using complementary strengths to take advantage of opportunities to pursue programs of mutual interest.

Participation in the GASC program is by vote of the current membership. Current members of GASC include:

For more information on TACC's international collaborations, please contact Melyssa Fratkin, 512-471-9961.