On June 1st, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) celebrated a big milestone: 13 years of groundbreaking science, propelled by some of the most powerful supercomputing resources in the world. From being an early user of one of the first supercomputers, a Cray CDC 6600, to operating one of the first multi-petaflop systems, Stampede, the University of Texas at Austin has been on the cutting-edge of scientific and computational progress. In 2001, TACC was established at UT’s J.J. Pickle Research Campus as a center of computational excellence with resources that are made available to the national academic research community through the XSEDE project.
Covering all of the center’s achievements and contributions would not be possible in a short space, but the infographic below is a good starting point. Let’s take a look at how TACC is fulfilling its mission to “enable discoveries that change the world.”