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insideHPC Founder John West Moves to TACC to Head Strategic Initiatives

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High performance computing veteran and leader, John West has been named director of Strategic Initiatives for the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin.

TACC Plans $20 Million HPC Facility for 2016

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TACC will expand its facilities to a new $20 Million building in 2016.

TACC & ANSYS Power Firefly Space Systems

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This week Firefly Space Systems announced a collaboration with ANSYS and TACC to help design next-generation rockets.

TACC Workshop: Leveraging HPC Resources for Managing Large Datasets

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This October TACC will host a hands-on workshop on Leveraging High Performance Computing Resources for Managing Large Datasets.

TACC Ranger Finds New Life in South Africa

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“Ranger was the first supercomputer in open science to approach the petascale mark,” said Happy Sithole, director of the Center for High Performance Computing in Cape Town, South Africa. “Now, it is starting projects that are important in building high performance computing in Africa.”

Infographic: History of TACC Spans over 60 Years

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The Texas Advanced Computing Center is celebrating their anniversary with an infographic depicting the history of computing.

TACC’s STAR Scholars Program Offers Competitive Internships

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The STAR Scholars Internship Program at TACC is recruiting its next round of students for the 2014-2015 academic year.

#HPC Matters: TACC Enters the SC14 Video Challenge

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“High Performance Computing is fundamental to science and society, allowing scientists and researchers to push the boundaries of human knowledge and tackle the biggest challenges we face today. HPC matters because these challenges affect each and every one of us from where we live, to how we lead healthier lives, to how we protect people in the face of violent weather, changing climate, and unpredictable seismic activity. HPC matters because people matter.”

Big Data Visualization with TACC Maverick

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Over at VizWorld, Dean Meyers writes that the new Maverick system at TACC is a unique, powerful, high performance visualization and data analytics resource for the open science and engineering community.

Using TACC Supercomputers to Design Safer Offshore Oil Platforms

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Researchers are using TACC supercomputers to design next-generation of offshore floating platforms. “Technip has one of the largest computer clusters among engineering companies, but the simulations would take weeks to complete, said Jang Kim, Chief Technical Advisor at Technip. “Stampede has allowed us to run simulations in one day or even overnight. We are then able to get these safer designs out into use faster.”