NCSA and SMU are two organisations that leverage the power of supercomputing and its resources to further enable digital transformation, research, and discovery to address societal and global challenges. This partnership will focus on collaboration and achieving mutual goals of strategic importance. Together, they will work toward contributing to the development of a highly-skilled technology workforce, implement outreach efforts to the broader scientific community, and provide support for future research endeavours.
"We are both proud and excited for formalizing this partnership with SMU. Our collective richness in data science and advanced computing resources will enable us to address great opportunities", stated Brendan McGinty, NCSA Director of Industry. "Our mutual desire to engage industry challenges in alignment with university goals in research and scholarship makes us natural partners. I can't wait to see what we accomplish together."
"The North Texas area surrounding SMU is home to dozens of Fortune 1000 companies, and developing new research opportunities with local businesses is a priority for SMU", stated Michael Hites, SMU Chief Information Officer. "The partnership with NCSA provides our students and faculty with additional capabilities to serve the region and solve larger research problems. We are looking forward to new collaborations, particularly through SMU's Data Science Institute and the Center for Research Computing."