Through collaborations with institutions and domain scientists around the globe, TACC aims to advance scientific discovery, innovation, and education. This evolving list of projects conducted by TACC staff members utilizes the center's advanced computing resources and robust scientific software environment, drawing on their broad expertise in research computing.
Algorithms & Libraries
Cloud Computing & Interface Technologies
Cyberinfrastructure Community Services
Data Management & Collections
Health Informatics & Compliance
Machine Learning & Analytics
Next Generation Portals & Interfaces
Next Generation Computing Systems
Research Computing Infrastructure
Software Defined Visualization
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.
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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.
As a complement to TACC's HPC and visualization resources,TACC offers cloud services to give researchers access to on-demand or persistent hosting of virtual servers, data sets, and gateways. TACC conducts research into cloud architectures and interfaces to improve next generation cloud platforms.
Solving the world's biggest problems requires the world's biggest solutions and TACC's advanced computing systems are among the most powerful in the world. These systems are fundamental to science and society, allowing researchers to push the boundaries of human knowledge and tackle the biggest scientific challenges we face today.
In this day and age, conducting scientific research relies on the analysis and interpretation of tremendous amounts of data. To find meaning in this sea of information, researchers must first be able to organize, store, and share their data. Once data are stored, researchers are able to leverage the advances in data analysis and computing capabilities to enable the systems at TACC to bring understanding and structure to these complex problems and highlight interesting results.
TACC works to meet the needs of faculty and researchers for data collection services, and contributes to the potential of data-driven research to make discoveries. The center builds and maintains large data-management and storage resources and consults with collections' creators in all aspects of the data lifecycle from creation to long-term preservation and access.
The DMC group also provides special support, such as workflow consulting and preservation pipelines, to the center-wide initiatives listed below. If you have a data management challenge and wish to contact us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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