Application Acceleration Center of Excellence (AACE)
The Application Acceleration Center of Excellence was established by the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences in 2011 in partnership with NICS, Cray, Intel, and other institutions including the University of Tennessee, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Florida State University, University of California Santa Barbara, Indiana University, and Jackson State University. Its twofold mission is to optimize applications for current and future accelerator-based compute systems and to develop expertise in the expression and exploitation of fine-grain and medium-grain parallelism crucial for exascale computing, making AACE an essential element of a sustainable software infrastructure for simulation in science and engineering.
The National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS)
NICS at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is one of the leading high performance computing centers for excellence in the United States. Located in the Secret City of Oak Ridge, on the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Campus (ORNL), the world’s most powerful computing complex, the center’s missions is to expand the boundaries of human understanding while ensuring the United States' continued leadership in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.