Performance Monitoring & Optimization
TACC provides job-level activity and system level tools and technologies to make users more efficient and effective.
Visual analytics advances science and technology developments in analytical reasoning, interaction, data transformations and representations for computation and visualization, analytic reporting, and technology transition.
Machine Learning & Analytics
At the edge of statistics, computer science and emerging applications in industry, machine learning and analytics focus on the development of fast and efficient algorithms for real-time processing of data as a main goal to deliver accurate predictions of various kinds.
Next Generation Portals & Interfaces
The effective use of advanced computing resources is a challenge to researchers. Providing powerful and intuitive interfaces accelerates the rate at which science can be performed by allowing researchers to focus on scientific exploration rather than technological hurdles.
Health Informatics & Compliance
Health informatics is the study of resources and methods for the management of health information. TACC is capable of handling research with data sets containing personalized health information through HIPAA and FISMA compliance. This enables deeper connections to clinical studies and research in human health.
Future Vislab Technologies
Future Visualization Laboratories will play a crucial role in the field by creating and customizing interactive visualization systems that can support the tasks of understanding, analyzing and making decisions based on Big Data, both in a laboratory and out on the field. These systems will combine multiple technologies (e.g., virtual reality, augmented reality, 2D visualizations, gesture-based interactions) in ways that scientists and scholars can easily integrate into their normal workflows.
Next Generation Computing Systems
What will TACC build next? TACC leadership and staff are constantly monitoring, evaluating and developing new and innovative technologies in the marketplace to consider what next generation of computer systems will be most effective for science and engineering. Projects in this category are early and experimental technology evaluations, usually in collaboration with industry partners, that look at the efficacy of future system designs. TACC maintains its own expertise in this area creating new frontiers and new challenges for next generation computing.
Bioinformatics is the computer-assisted data management discipline that helps researchers gather, analyze, and represent information to understand life's processes in the healthy and disease states, and find new or better drugs. TACC's Life Sciences Group is committed to providing the research community with the bioinformatics computational tools and expertise needed to address modern biological research questions. The TACC team is focused on ensuring that TACC maintains the hardware, software and domain expertise to support a wide variety of bioscience research.
Software Defined Visualization
Software-defined visualization libraries provide performant rendering on general-purpose processors, including both traditional rasterization methods and ray tracing methods that can provide improved visual fidelity and expanded opportunities for simulation integration. By removing the dependence on particular hardware for performant rendering, these libraries enable visualization capabilities for both in situ and post-process analysis across the various hardware architectures found in high performance computing.
Algorithms & Libraries
TACC's software programs provides algorithms and standard libraries that perform calculation, data processing, and automated reasoning. TACC's programmers also create custom libraries. Most modern software systems provide libraries that implement the majority of system services. Such libraries have commoditized the services which a modern application requires. As such, most code used by modern applications is provided in these system libraries.