Topic: Computational Hydraulics Group

A decade of discovery

June 21, 2011
A decade of discovery

The Texas Advanced Computing Center marks 10 years of helping scientists explore phenomenon too large, small or expensive to investigate in the lab.

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"Lonestar 4" Supercomputer Deployed for Science Community

April 4, 2011

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin today will dedicate Lonestar 4, its newest supercomputer, as part of the advanced computing arsenal for the state of Texas and the nation.

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UT researchers map oil spill destruction

June 10, 2010
Oil that has reached the Gulf of Mexico's surface glints in mid-day sunlight.

Less than two weeks after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion killed 11 people and began leaking between two and four million liters of oil per day, the calls started coming in. The oil would soon reach the Louisiana coast, where it would do untold amounts of damage to the local marshes, wetlands and channels. Could the team that successfully modeled hurricane storm surges along the Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas coastlines help?

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Mapping a hurricane before it strikes

June 3, 2010

Modeling and simulating the aftermath of hurricanes before they hit landfall is no easy task. It takes accurate data and powerful computing resources to create storm simulations and predict the effectiveness of new infrastructure, such as hurricane walls and levees, for future storms.

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Scientists Produce 3-D Models of BP Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico Using Ranger Supercomputer

June 3, 2010

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are using the Texas Advanced Computing Center's (TACC) Ranger supercomputer to produce 3-D simulations of the impact of BP's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill on coastal areas.

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