UTC's Research Accelerator and Computing Core Facility
The SimCenter is the center for multidisciplinary research at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) serving not only as a research accelerator for innovative concepts and laboratories, but also acting as UTC’s core facility for High-Performance Computing and Storage. The SimCenter is a Tennessee Higher Education Commission-funded research organization designed to advance modeling- and simulation-based science at UTC.
Founded in 2002 as the home of the Computational Engineering Ph.D., SimCenter was re-inaugurated in 2017 with a broader, campus-wide mission.
To establish, expand, and sustain a cohesive multidisciplinary effort in applied computational sciences through mentoring of students and faculty, seed funding in key thrust areas, and state-of-the-art research computing facilities.
SimCenter makes impacts across UTC to help generate sustained growth in faculty research funding, excellence in integrated education and research, and growth in the number of Ph.D. graduates in these applied areas. We investigate, design, and deliver solutions to problems of importance to society in advanced modeling and simulation, high performance computing, and data sciences. We train undergraduate and graduate students at UTC to become knowledge workers who help drive economic growth both locally and nationally. Our cohesive multidisciplinary efforts in applied computational sciences are recognized for their contributions to the community, the state of Tennessee, the region, and the nation.
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