The National Institute for Computational Sciences


Education & Outreach

The mission for the Education, Outreach and Training (EOT) program at NICS is to ensure current computational scientists are familiar with the latest high-performance computing techniques, train beginning computational scientists in the basics of HPC, and reach out to new and under-represented communities by providing novel opportunities.

If you have any questions about the EOT program at NICS, please feel free to contact Robert Whitten.

National Collaborators

NICS supports XSEDE users and works to bring information about XSEDE resources to the scientific community. Oak Ridge Associated Universities partners with NICS in funding four student-faculty internships and engaging in other synergistic activities. The Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science (I-CHASS) and NICS have made available two million additional hours of supercomputing time to projects in the humanities, arts, and social sciences.

Local Collaborators

The Remote Data Analysis and Visualization (RDAV) Center is a separately awarded NSF center associated with NICS, concentrating on high performance Data Analysis and Visualization. The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) is a leading-edge HPC center funded by the Department of Energy and located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in the same facility that houses the NICS hardware. The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) is an NSF-funded Center located at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. NIMBioS provides a platform for the talents of top researchers from around the world to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries to find creative solutions to today’s complex biological problems.
  The Innovative Computing Laboratory (ICL) at the University of Tennessee Knoxville provides high performance tools to tackle science’s most challenging problems.