In a trend that’s gaining increasing momentum (see similar efforts championed by the Council on Competitiveness and OSC’s Blue Collar Computing initiative), TACC announced on Friday that they’re making their resources available for businesses through the newly announce STAR program
The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin has introduced Science and Technology Affiliates for Research (STAR), a new program that will offer private sector organizations the opportunity to increase the effectiveness of their research and development activities through the use of advanced computing technologies.
Companies will have access to
…TACC’s high-performance computing, storage, and networking resources, as well as visualization and data analysis, custom software development, and distributed and collaborative computing. They will also receive expert support and training in using these technologies, and be made aware of opportunities for joint academic and industrial research.
Initial members include SiCortex , Dell Inc., BP, Sun Microsystems, Chevron Corporation, Aramco Services Company and Microsoft Corporation.