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Joint Institute for Computational Sciences (JICS), a partnership between UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has received $3 million in new funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to continue to provide advanced computing resources through July 2016. The NSF award covers management and operation of machines called Darter and Beacon.

“By virtue of this award to sustain advanced computing resources for a wide spectrum of researchers across the country, JICS is also able to make available these same resources to UT researchers,” said JICS director Tony Mezzacappa.

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Innovative Computing Laboratory received even more acclaim recently as software giant Intel named it the latest Intel Parallel Computing Center.

The ICL, part of the College of Engineering, joins thirty-nine other such centers around the world at leading institutions including Harvard University, Stanford University, and the University of Edinburgh. Each location is focused on a different aspect of high-end computing.

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