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The NICS Industry Program provides companies with efficient solutions to computational problems by leveraging advanced computational resources, technologies, and staff at NICS.


Current computational resources at NICS that are available to be shared by industrial partners include:

  • 40G external networking
  • 200G infiniband
  • Lustre parallel file systems
  • VMWare
  • Multi-factor Authentication
  • Account Management
  • High Performance Compute with GPU

In addition to computational hardware resources, NICS and the university employ many computational scientists and other experts in the following and other technical areas.

  • Performance analysis and code optimization for large-scale computing
  • Implementation of high-performance numerical solvers
  • Domain-specific collaborations
  • Visualization, large-scale data analysis, data mining, provenance
  • Cybersecurity implementations
  • High-Bandwidth Networking

Types of Participation

Companies can partner with NICS through:

  • Agreements for use of NICS High-Performance Computing Resources
  • Research and development partnerships with NICS or UT technical staff to meet specified deliverables

Companies may also participate in various training activities. NICS staff may present training both remotely and at customer sites.

  • We offer a range of services with flexibility to match partners’ needs.  We will provide the basic user support to allow partners to efficiently use computational resources.  And we can develop a separate agreement for advanced staff support to achieve specific deliverables.
  • NICS will work with partners to connect them with talented students for internships and full-time employment.
  • We are not able to support projects with Export Controlled codes.

For more information about our training offerings, see Education & Training .

How Do I Start?

  • Contact Greg Peterson.
  • We will have a telephone conference to discuss the potential business arrangements.
  • A second telephone conversation with technical staff members at both sites will attempt to provide a detailed understanding of technical requirements and expectations.
  • Cost of computer time may change as systems and software change.  Cost of skilled staff support and collaboration will depend on the staff member involved and the nature of the project.