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Industrial Outreach and Economic Development

Since its inception in 1998, industrial outreach and economic development within Western New York have been an important component of CCR's mission.  In addition, through CCR's role in the NYS High Performance Computing Consortium (, outreach activities now extend throughout New York State.

Specific areas of support in outreach and economic development include the following:

  • Provide the WNY and NY State industrial community with access to state-of-the-art high performance computing resources (hardware, software and consulting services) to help foster economic development. This includes access to a $1.2 Million, 72 teraflop industry cluster.
  • Work directly with NY State industry to help them utilize HPC resources to improve their productivity, develop new products, and provide them with a competitive advantage.
  • Provide the WNY research community with access to high performance computing resources in order to facilitate their research and in so doing increase the volume of externally funded research dollars coming to WNY.
  • Provide outreach and education in the area of high performance computation.

Examples of current and past outreach activities are included here as well as on the High Performance Computing Consortium website.

CCR continues to be actively involved in community outreach by bringing high-end interactive visualization technology (virtual reality) to high-profile urban design projects in WNY such as the Buffalo Waterfront Development,  Olmsted Park's Conservancy, the Peace Bridge Gateway Improvement Study, the Cars on Main Street Project, and the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus.