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The Center for Computational Research (CCR), a leading academic supercomputing facility, maintains a high-performance computing environment, high-end visualization laboratories, and support staff with expertise in computing, visualization, and networking.  

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The mission of the Center for Computational Research (CCR) is to: (1) enable research and scholarship at UB by providing faculty with access to high-performance computing and visualization resources, (2) provide education, outreach, and training in Western New York, and (3) foster economic development and job creation in Western New York by providing local industry with access to advanced computing resources, including hardware, software and consulting services.
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A leading academic supercomputing facility, CCR has more than 100 Tflops of peak performance compute capacity and 600 TB of high-performance storage.   CCR's computing facilities, which are housed in a state-of-the-art 4000 sq ft machine room, include a Linux cluster with more than 8000 processor cores and QDR Infiniband interconnect. A subset (32) of the cluster nodes contain (64) NVidia Tesla M2050 "Fermi" graphics processing units (GPUs). The Center also maintains several high-performance storage systems including Isilon-based storage (320TB) as well as a parallel storage system from Panasas (170TB). The computer visualization laboratory features a tiled display wall, and a VisDuo passive stereo system.
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Dr. Thomas Furlani was appointed Director of the Center for Computational Research in 2006.  He served as Associate Director of CCR from 1998-2006.  Since 2010, Dr. Furlani has also served as the Interim Associate Vice President for Information Technology (CIO) of the University at Buffalo.
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Strategic Strengths: CCR, which is a division of Computing and Information Technology (CIT), is a key player and significant contributor to UB 2020, the university's strategic plan, which has identified eight cross-disciplinary areas of strength indigenous to UB.  Each strength serves as an infrastructure for pulling together researchers from across the university to work cooperatively in pursuit of solutions to wide-ranging problems through a nontraditional collaborative approach.
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In January of 1998, the Office of the Provost at the University at Buffalo, cognizant of the growing importance of computational science in science and engineering, formed an ad-hoc task group in "High Performance Research Computing". This group was comprised primarily of faculty members and staff with expertise in computational science. It was charged with evaluating the current status of computational science at the University, especially with respect to computing infrastructure. It was also charged with making specific recommendations of ways to improve the University's standing in the field of computational science.
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CCR is housed on the ground floor of the University at Buffalo's Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences building located in downtown Buffalo, NY.
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The Buffalo-Niagara region is a major metropolitan area with a diverse blend of communities, each with its own distinct character and all united in a rich panorama of life.

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For general questions about CCR, please fill out the form below.  For technical support questions, please visit the support section of our website.  Thank you!
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