Quotes from TACC Users & Partners

Twenty years ago, UT made a big bet on TACC and supercomputing. It's an investment that's paid off handsomely. And, given the proliferation of data science, AI and machine learning across fields and throughout society, there's no limit to TACC's impact over the next twenty years.

Jay Hartzell

President, The University of Texas at Austin

Supercomputing has become essential to research across all of science, engineering, and medicine. TACC has not only grown tremendously in its computing capabilities, but also as a research supporter and partner for the many investigators from around the world who use it. I am eager to see what the coming improvements in the machines and the TACC ecosystem will bring in the way of new discoveries and even more impactful contributions to society.

Dan Jaffe

Vice President for Research, The University of Texas at Austin

Our materials science research would not be possible without TACC. The center is unique and world-class not only for the raw HPC power that it provides, but also for offering software, support, and training that help us push the frontiers of computational materials discovery, and more generally, for championing computational science and engineering in the United States. Once I asked someone from TACC why they moved to Austin from another supercomputing center. The answer was simple: ‘I wanted to work with the best team in the country.' This is also one of the reasons why I decided to move from the University of Oxford to UT Austin.

Feliciano Giustino

Oden Institute, Department of Physics, UT Austin

I've had the chance to work on Stampede2 since 2017 — it has been a real pleasure due to the excellent support staff at TACC. I will change institutions and move to Europe later this year, but my research in theoretical astrophysics would not have been possible without Stampede2. Thank you to everyone who made this possible.

Max Groenke

NASA Hubble Fellow, Johns Hopkins University

Our research projects rely greatly on supercomputers with petascale computing ability. The results obtained from our research using TACC systems have significant impact on next-generation genome sequencing devices and, in turn, on human health. Without TACC resources, realizing a novel single molecule sensing device that can overcome the drawbacks of existing sensors such as bio-nanopore sequencers would be impossible.

Jean-Pierre Leburton

G. Stillman Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Professor of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

I went on to become a postdoctoral fellow at NERSC, in part, because of the fun I had running large calculations at TACC.

Kjierstan Fagnan

CIO, DOE Joint Genome Institute

I have fond memories of using TACC systems for my doctoral thesis and taking an Intro to HPC class. I graduated in 2000! That was more than 20 years ago. It's very impressive for TACC to have had such a long impact.

Jeffrey J. Gray

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

What I'd like people to notice is the tremendous imagination and leadership that has gone into creating TACC. The power of computation that TACC offers allows UT Austin and people from all around the world to make use of computational facilities that have a Texas brand. UT Austin strives for a position of leadership in academic enterprise, and TACC is a very good symbol of that.

Larry Faulkner

President Emeritus, The University of Texas at Austin

At Dell Technologies, we are incredibly proud to stand alongside UT and TACC as we continue to set the bar for high performance computing.

Michael Dell

Chairman and CEO, Dell Technologies

TACC's resources have been of extraordinary service to science, ranging from its contribution of resources to the COVID-19 HPC consortium, to its cultivation of new talent through the Frontera Computational Science Fellowships.

Margaret Martonosi

NSF Assistant Director for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE)

TACC is uniquely Texan and uniquely UT Austin. They used that to put their own stamp on leadership. They're a national exemplar of innovation, passion, uniqueness, and leadership in computing. They've done it in their own way. I think the country is all the richer for that, and science is as well.

Irene Qualters

Associate Laboratory Director, Simulation & Computation, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Former Senior Science Advisor, Computing and Information Science and Engineering Directorate, National Science Foundation

In my six years at TACC, I've met fascinating people from all over the world who all are doing their part to try to make the world better. In this photo, I was helping pair cables for Stampede2. One of the things that fascinates me is how all the staff, regardless of title, pitch in to help the overall center progress. As TACC continues to grow by leaps and bounds, that same collaborative spirit has not disappeared and remains an integral piece to what helps make TACC special to me.

Marques Bland

Senior Program Coordinator, TACC

I want to stay in touch with the people at TACC and the programs TACC has to improve STEM opportunities. I also want to send a positive message to women who feel they can't pursue higher education because of barriers they may be facing.

Fidelia Hernandez

Cyberinfrastructure Research 4 Social Change Research Experience for Undergraduates, Summer 2019 Cohort

The TACC team helped design and build a publicly available dashboard for our Planet Texas 2050 partner, EcoRise. The dashboard has helped our research-practice partnership harness the power of data visualization to make environmental education resources more widely available to the K-12 schools and frontline communities.

Miriam Solis

Assistant Professor, Community and Regional Planning, UT Austin

I'm excited that TACC strives to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace where our Code@TACC Summer STEM camp alumni can one day work.

Edgar Garza

Senior Training Coordinator, TACC

I think TACC as a center meets disciplines, people, and problems where they are. Many of us feel a moral responsibility to use our powers for good. Plug in and change the world for the better.

Kelly Gaither

Director of Health Analytics, TACC; Associate Professor, Department of Women's Health, Dell Medical School, UT Austin