The National Institute for Computational Sciences

Tour of high-performance computing facility for UT faculty and students

The National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) would like to offer tours of our High Performance Computing (HPC) resources located at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

NICS is one of the leading HPC centers for excellence in the United States. NICS is co-located on the campus of UT as well as at ORNL, hosting the world’s most powerful computing complex. The center’s mission is to expand the boundaries of human understanding while ensuring the United States' continued leadership in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. NICS strives to accomplish this mission by facilitating transformational scientific discoveries, and by providing scientists and researchers from around the world with leadership-class HPC resources, facilities, and support.

Transportation to ORNL will be available from UTK campus. You will get the chance to see some of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, talk with HPC Consultants, and get more information, including applying for HPC resources, using the computers, data analysis, and scientific computing assistance. If you are looking for resources promptly for your research applications or your big data analysis, you surely want to join us in this event!

We will offer tours the last Friday of each month. Seats are limited. If you are interested, please register online .

Tour agenda :

Last Friday of each month
1:00pm Transportation leaves UT.
1:35pm Arrive to the ORNL visitor center for badging
2:00pm Visit the main computer room
2:30pm Visit the Graphite Reactor historic landmark
3:00pm Visit SNS (Spallation Neutron Source) building
4:15pm Transportation back to UT campus

The transportation will be waiting in front of SERF (Science and Engineering Research Facility) building, 2nd floor.
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