TACC Launches Academic Supercomputing Consortium

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin today announced it has launched an international collaboration created to support the use of advanced computational technologies in solving the world’s most challenging science and engineering problems. The Global Academic Supercomputing Consortium (GASC) will create strategic alliances that build and strengthen global research and development, and promote educational collaborations in advanced computing.
According to the Inside HPC blog, the secret sauce here the group’s international flavor:
“The University of Texas at Austin is one of the leading research institutions in the U.S.,” said Juan Sanchez, vice president for research at the university. “As such, it is appropriate for the university to also lead in the development of partnerships with peer institutions around the world. As a leader in advanced computing, TACC looks forward to collaborating with other centers of excellence around the globe so we can jointly address the computational grand challenges faced by modern science and engineering. We are confident that these partnerships will also contribute to increasing public awareness of advanced computing on a global scale.”
Editor’s note: A 500 Teraflop Sun Constellation System is currently under construction at TACC. Full Story

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