AUSTIN, Texas — Dan C. Stanzione Jr. has been named executive director of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin. A nationally recognized leader in high performance computing, Stanzione has served as deputy director since June 2009 and will assume the new post July 1.
The National Science Foundation (NSF), The University of Texas at Austin, and multiple partners have committed $9 million to the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) to acquire a new Lonestar system that is expected to support more than 1,000 research projects in science and engineering over three years. William Powers Jr., president of The University… » Continue Reading
Texas-Sized Computer Finds Most Massive Black Hole in Galaxy M87; Indicates Accepted Masses for Black Holes in Nearby Galaxies Too Low
The Lonestar supercomputer is a resource of the University's Texas Advanced Computing Center. Credit: TACC/UT-Austin Astronomers Karl Gebhardt of The University of Texas at Austin and Jens Thomas of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics have used new computer modeling techniques to discover that the black hole at the heart of M87, one the largest… » Continue Reading
University of Texas at Austin ‘Picosatellite’ To Be Launched from Space Shuttle To Begin Milestone Small-Satellite Mission
In an initial step toward the first successful rendezvous and docking of very small satellites without human control, a pair of miniature "picosatellites" built by University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University engineering students will be launched into orbit this month from Space Shuttle Endeavour. In the process, the students will try to… » Continue Reading
World’s Highest Resolution Tiled Display for Open Science Deployed by Texas Advanced Computing Center
The world's highest resolution tiled display has been deployed by the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin.