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 accelerater 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.
Since the SimCenter's launch in 2002, the impact and benefits from cross-disciplinary research, education and training in Computational Science and Engineering have grown stronger.
The scientific, technical and programmatic objectives of the SimCenter are aligned with problems of global, national and regional importance.
The extensive list of publications dates to 1964.
From local companies and start-up accelerators, to celebrated research institutions.
The SimCenter facility includes faculty offices, student cubicles, a 1,500 square foot computer room, a conference/meeting room accommodating 25 people, an 80-seat auditorium, two secure expandable suites of rooms dedicated to proprietary and/or classified research, a research library and other work space.
Computing facilities include 33 computer nodes with a master/login node and HPC storage infrastructure comprised of a two-tiered, self-encrypting, 1.1 PB DDN high performance parallel file system running IBM GFPS/SpectrumScale.
Since 2004, 40 PhD students and 43 master’s students have graduated from the SimCenter’s programs in Computational Engineering.
Our alumni are leaders in academia, private industry and government across the country and around the world.