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Research & Development

TACC's advanced computing systems and services enable research and development by scientists on thousands of open science research projects around the world. In addition, TACC staff conduct research and development to improve technology capabilities in support of scientific discovery.

In addition to providing advanced computing infrastructure and support to enable the research efforts of users from UT Austin, the UT System, and the national science community, TACC's staff conducts research and development activities to develop new computing techniques and technologies.

TACC's current research and development activities and areas of interest include:

  • Evaluating and modeling the performance characteristics of HPC systems;
  • Evaluating the performance of algorithms and applications on HPC systems;
  • Exploring the impact of large displays and immersive techniques on data analysis and knowledge discovery;
  • Developing new visualization tools for collaborative and remote visualization;
  • Building reliable, high-performance commodity clusters for HPC simulations and scientific visualization; and
  • Developing computational grid software to seamlessly integrate TACC HPC, scientific visualization, and data storage systems and to link these systems with systems in other UT Austin departments and centers, at other Texas universities, and at other XSEDE partner institutions.

TACC scientists collaborate with many other researchers in these activities. TACC collaborators include researchers in other UT Austin and UT System departments, institutes and centers, at other XSEDE institutions, and at other U.S. universities and government laboratories.