September 27-29, 2023

Texas Advanced Computing Center

Pickle Research Campus | Austin, TX

The annual TACC Symposium for Texas Researchers is a meeting of scientists, engineers, scholars, and students from across the state of Texas who use, and would like to use, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) to advance their research goals.

This meeting will be an opportunity for you to showcase your ongoing research involving TACC resources, learn new and useful computing skills from a variety of tutorials, network with other Texas-based researchers, and hear information about the latest TACC systems and services. The meeting will be held in person September 27-29, 2023.

Registration Closed


TACCSTER will be held in the ACB building on the J.J. Pickle Research Campus (PRC) of The University of Texas at Austin at 10100 Burnet Road, Austin, TX, 78758. Lodging recommendations can be found here (hotels on Domain Dr. close enough to walk).

TACCSTER Proceedings

Search the TACCSTER Proceedings community and collections stored in the University of Texas Library Repositories.

Travel & Participation Stipend

To broaden participation in the TACCSTER 2023 symposium from around the State of Texas, we are supporting up to six Travel and Participation Stipends for up to $1,500 each. The stipends are intended to cover registration, travel, and accommodation expenses incurred for attending TACCSTER 2023 in Austin. Stipend recipients will be expected to give a 15-20 minute Platform Talk on their TACC-related work in a dedicated session at the symposium. Travel assistance is provided by the NSF CC* project SWEETER award number #1925764. SWEETER provides training and support for your computational research.

Eligibility: The Travel & Participation Stipends are available to Undergraduate and Graduate Students who will be enrolled in institutions of higher education in the State of Texas at the time of the symposium. Priority will be given to those who may not otherwise be able to attend without receiving the Travel & Participation Stipend.

To apply, please send an email to taccster@tacc.utexas.edu including:

  • The subject line "Submission for Travel and Participation Stipend"
  • Your name, year / level of study (e.g. "3rd year graduate student"), and university / department affiliation in the body of the email
  • A short abstract (max 300 words) containing a title, names and affiliations of all authors and coauthors, and description of the work you would like to present
  • A short personal statement (max 300 words) describing how it will be helpful to your future career goals to attend and present at TACCSTER

Please provide the abstract and personal statement in a single PDF file. All materials will be de-identified, then reviewed by a panel of scientists, scholars, and educators. The application deadline is August 23, 2023 by 5:00pm Central Time.

Poster Presentations & Lightning Talks

TACCSTER is accepting abstracts to be considered for a poster presentation at the symposium. Abstracts should highlight original research or related activities performed on TACC systems (any field of study). To be considered for a poster presentation, please submit a title, list of authors and affiliations, and a short abstract (300 words max) describing the work in a single Word Document or PDF to taccster@tacc.utexas.edu by August 23, 2023. Please include "Submission for Poster Presentation" in the subject line. Presenters will be notified of acceptance by August 28, 2023.

Abstracts submitted for poster presentation will be assessed on their overall content, impact, and relevance to TACC. Limited exceptional submissions will be invited to give a lightning talk in addition to a poster. Lightning talks will be no longer than five minutes (slides must be e-mailed to taccster@tacc.utexas.edu by September 25, 2023). Poster presenters will be evaluated by a panel of judges on their overall content, impact, relevance to TACC, and the effectiveness of their communication. Select presentations will be highlighted on the TACC website following the symposium.

One-on-One Sessions with TACC Experts

There will be opportunities for registered symposium attendees to meet one-on-one with TACC staff and domain experts. If you would like to arrange a meeting, please email a short summary (2-3 sentences) of your interests and what you hope to achieve from a one-on-one meeting to taccster@tacc.utexas.edu. Requests must be submitted by September 22, 2023. Meeting slots are limited and we cannot guarantee that a member of the TACC staff will be available.




      Special Sessions


Day 1: Wednesday, September 27, 2023

12:30pm Using the UTRC Portal and Uploading Large Datasets Trustworthy, Reproducible Machine Learning with Tapis    
1:30pm   CUDA Programming: The Basic Concepts in C and Fortran Containerized Solutions for HPC Workflows

Day 2: Thursday, September 28, 2023

8:00am Doors Open (coffee and light snacks available)
9:00am Welcome

Joe Allen

Campus Engagement, TACC

Lisa Garbrecht

Expanding Pathways in Computing (EPIC), TACC

9:15am Keynote Talk: Space Weather and its Dependence on Supercomputing Resources

Dr. Yue Deng

Distinguished Professor
Department of Physics, University of Texas at Arlington

9:45am Generative Modeling in Seismic Imaging

Yash Gandhi

Machine Learning Engineer

10:15am Break (coffee and light snacks available)
10:45am TACC Scientific Visualization Showcase

Greg Abram & Francesca Samsel

Visualization, TACC

11:00am Using Machine Learning Algorithms to Classify Three Disease States in a Caribbean Coral

Kelsey Beavers

Department of Biology
The University of Texas at Arlington

11:15am Efficient Glitch Detection in Gravitational Wave Data using Particle Swarm Optimization

Raghav Girgaonkar

Department of Physics and Astronomy
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

11:30am Probabilistic Assessment of Coastal Bridge Vulnerability to Wave Loading During Hurricanes

Fahad Pervaiz

Department of Civil Engineering
The University of Texas at Arlington

11:45am Validating Alzheimer’s Disease Atrophy from Heatmap-based Explainable AI Methods with a Large Meta-Analysis of Neuroimaging Studies

Di Wang

Glenn Biggs Institute for Neurodegenerative Disorders
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

12:00pm Lunch (provided)
1:00pm CPU, GPU, Arm, x86… Building Portable Software with NVIDIA HPC SDK

Dr. John Linford

Technical Product Manager, CPU Software

1:20pm State of the Center Address

Dr. Dan Stanzione

Executive Director, Texas Advanced Computing Center
Associate Vice President for Research, The University of Texas at Austin

1:50pm Lightning Talks
2:20pm Break (coffee and light snacks available)
2:30pm Poster Session
4:30pm Poster Award Announced
4:35pm Data Center Tours / One-on-One Sessions

Day 3: Friday, September 29, 2023

8:00am Doors Open (coffee and light snacks available)
9:00am Opening Remarks

Joe Allen

Campus Engagement, TACC

9:15am Accelerating Discoveries with Large Language Models

Dr. Krishna Kumar

Assistant Professor
Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

9:45am Molecular Dynamics Approach for Process Modeling and Material Characterization of Carbon Fibers

Md Fazlay Alam

Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
The University of Texas at El Paso

10:00am Potential Roles of Histone Deacetylase 1 and 2 in Regulation of Tubulin Acetylation and Phagocytosis

Christian Adu Owusu

School of Medicine and Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology
The University of Texas at Tyler

10:15am Break (coffee and light snacks available)
10:45am How to Host a Hackathon

Charlie Dey & Je'aime Powell


11:15am TACCSTER Town Hall
12:00pm Meeting Close