Texas Advanced Computing Center
The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) is one of the leading centers of computational excellence in the U.S. and aims to enable discoveries that advance science and society through the application of advanced computing technologies.
TACC identifies, evaluates, deploys, and supports powerful computing, visualization, and storage systems and software. TACC staff help researchers and educators use these technologies effectively, and conduct research and development to make these technologies more powerful, more reliable, and easier to use.
Several of the most powerful supercomputers and visualization systems in the world now operate at the center. Computational science has become the third pillar of scientific discovery, complementing theory and physical experimentation, allowing scientists to explore phenomenon that are too big, small, fast, or dangerous to investigate in the laboratory.
Thousands of researchers each year use the computing resources available at TACC to forecast weather and environmental disasters such as the BP oil spill, produce whole-Earth simulations of plate tectonics, and perform other important research. TACC staff continue to encourage, educate, and train the next generation of researchers, empowering them to make discoveries that change the world.