Partnerships and Collaborations

The eXtreme Science Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE)

XSEDE website

XSEDE is a single virtual system that scientists can use to interactively share computing resources, data and expertise. People around the world use these resources and services — things like supercomputers, collections of data and new tools — to improve our planet. Scientists, engineers, and other U.S. researchers may apply for free allocations of high-performance computer time, advanced user support, and storage resources that are available through the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Cyberinfrastructure’s (OCI) XSEDE. To apply for an allocation of any size, please visit the XSEDE website and use the online submission system.

Keeneland: National Institute for Experimental Computing

Keeneland website

The Keeneland Project is a five-year, $12 million Track 2 grant awarded by the NSF for the deployment of an experimental high performance system. The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and its partners, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory will initially acquire and deploy a small, experimental, high-performance computing system consisting of an HP system with NVIDIA Tesla accelerators attached.

Remote Data Analysis & Visualization Center (RDAV)

RDAV website

RDAV, the University of Tennessee's Center for Remote Data Analysis and Visualization, is funded by the National Science Foundation. The goal of RDAV is to make high-performance computing available to the national scientific community, and is focused on providing American researchers and educators with the capability to work with extremely large amounts of digitally represented information. The project’s staff works with researchers to create powerful visualizations, perform analyses, optimize workflows, speed up I/O, and to make the most of available resources. RDAV expands NICS’ world-class outreach and education efforts with tutorials and classes on data processing, statistical analysis, and visualization. RDAV is at the core of NICS’ activities in data-intensive computing.

Newton High Performance Computing Program

Newton website      Office of Research website       OIT website

The Newton program is a joint effort between the Office of Research, the Office of Information Technology, and the departments of the University of Tennessee to establish a campus research computing environment. We operate a general purpose cluster computing system designed for use by researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The cluster performs functions such as general research computing and also code testing and fine tuning, prior to use on larger computing facilities such as those of the UT/ORNL Joint Institute for Computational Science.

Genome Science and Technology Graduate Program

GST website

The graduate school of Genome Science and Technology is designed to educate PhD-level scientists who are equipped to tackle the complex world of biology using modern technologies. The GST curriculum lays a firm foundation in molecular genetics, biochemistry, and bioinformatics, followed by specialization in the area of the student’s dissertation research. GST welcomes students with a solid undergraduate academic background in biological sciences, physical sciences, or computational sciences.