PACE A Partnership for an Advanced Computing Environment

April 5, 2013

PACE Sponsors High Performance Computing Townhall!

Filed under: Events — Semir Sarajlic @ 12:43 pm

PACE sponsoring HPC Townhall

What could you do with over 25,000 computer cores? Join faculty and students at the April 30 High Performance Computing Town Hall to find out. The event will be held in the MaRC auditorium and is sponsored by PACE, Georgia Tech’s Advanced Computing Environment program.

When: April 30, 3-5pm
Where: MaRC Auditorium (Map to location)


PACE provides researchers with a robust computing platform that enables faculty and students to carry out research initiatives without the burden of maintaining infrastructure, software, and dedicated technicians. The program’s services are managed by OIT’s Academic & Research Technologies department and include physical hosting, system management infrastructure, high-speed scratch storage, home directory space, commodity networking, and common HPC software such as RedHat Enterprise Linux, VASP, LAMMPS, BLAST, Matlab, Mathematica, and Ansys Fluent. Various compilers, math libraries and other middleware is available for those who author their own codes.  All of these resources are designed and offered with the specific intention of combining intellect with efficiency, in order to advance the research presence here at Tech to the peak of its abilities.

There are many ways to participate with PACE.  With a common infrastructure, we support clusters dedicated to individual PIs or research groups, clusters that are shared amongst participants and our FoRCE Research Computing Environment (aka “The FoRCE”).  The FoRCE is available to all campus users via a merit-based proposal mechanism.

The April 30 HPC Town Hall is open to members of the Tech research community and will feature presentations on the successes and challenges that PACE is currently experiencing, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.

For more information on the PACE program, visit the official website at, and also the program’s blog at

Agenda (To Be Finalized Soon)

  • Message from Georgia Tech’s CTO Ron Hutchins
  • Message from PACE’s director Neil Bright
  • Lightning Talks By Faculty
  • Discussion around technologies and capabilities currently under investigation by PACE
  • Panel Discussion regarding future directions for PACE
  • Question and Answer Session

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