CCT timeline picture2001

Gov. Murphy J. “Mike” Foster asks the Louisiana Legislature to appropriate funds as a commitment to the Vision 20/20 plan specifically for Information Technology development. The Legislature authorizes $25 million for Gov. Foster’s IT Initiative, with $9 million going to LSU.

Under the Governor’s IT Initiative, LSU creates the Center for Applied Information Technology and Learning (LSU CAPITAL) to improve information technology on campus. LSU physics professor Joel Tohline serves as interim director.

Spring 2002

LSU CAPITAL funds upgrades to LSU’s computer network to make the whole campus operate on gigabit Ethernet for faster connectivity.

Fall 2002

LSU, through LSU CAPITAL, acquires its first supercomputer, named SuperMike. At the time, SuperMike is the second-fastest computer among academic institutions worldwide.

LSU CAPITAL funds the Securities Markets Analysis Research and Trading Lab (SMART Lab) at the E. J. Ourso College of Business Administration. The SMART Lab simulates an interactive trading floor, which allows students to gain experience in the fast-paced world of securities analysis, research and trading.

August 2003

CCT timeline picture LSU hires world-renowned astrophysicist and scientist Ed Seidel to implement his vision for a fully interdisciplinary research center as LSU CAPITAL’s director. Under Seidel’s direction, LSU researchers from all departments across campus access the advanced cyberinfrastructure available on campus to enable breakthroughs in computational science, physics, digital art, animation and other areas. The center is renamed the LSU Center for Computation & Technology, or CCT.

September 2004

Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco commits $40 million throughout a 10-year period to fund the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative, a high-speed, fiber optic network that connects supercomputers around the state for increased research collaboration and economic development potential. CCT Director Ed Seidel, CCT Assistant Director for Computing Applications Gabrielle Allen and CCT Chief Technology Officer Charlie McMahon co-authored the white paper that envisioned LONI and how it would benefit the state.

January 2005

LSU purchases Nemeaux, one of the only supercomputers dedicated specifically for arts and humanities research, to be used in CCT’s Laboratory for Creative Arts and Technologies.

April 2005

CCT timeline pictureCCT hosts the first Red Stick International Animation Festival, now an annual event, to showcase the links between art and technology.

June 2005

The Legislature allocates an additional $2 million in annual funding to LSU to support the CCT.

 July 2005

CCT timeline pictureLSU is one of 20 institutions the National Science Foundation selects to host an Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship, or IGERT, program. CCT hosts the IGERT on Computational Fluid Dynamics at LSU.

June 2006

The Legislature allocates $10 million in funding for Queen Bee, the computer that will be the LONI centerpiece, as well as for the Dell clusters that will be installed at each partner site’s supercomputer.

LSU announces plans to purchase Tezpur, a new supercomputer that will replace SuperMike. With more than 15 teraflops of capacity, Tezpur will be three times faster than SuperMike.

November 2006

CCT Director Ed Seidel receives the Sidney Fernbach Award, one of the most prestigious honors in computational science, for his work in applying high-performance computing in novel ways to advance studies in numerical relativity.

CCT timeline picture January 2007

CCT and LSU Department of Computer Science Professor Thomas Sterling premiers his “High-Performance Computing: Models, Methods and Means” course. This course is the first of its kind in the United States, broadcasting the lessons in high-definition video across high-speed networks to four other universities in the state, around the country and internationally.

April 2007

CCT appoints its first Chief Scientist, LSU Department of Computer Science Professor Thomas Sterling. CCT also appoints LONI Executive Director Charlie McMahon as its first Chief Technology Officer.

CCT timeline picture April 2007

CCT researchers celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Cactus Computational Toolkit. Many of the researchers who created the program now work at the CCT.

May 2007

Six Louisiana universities, with LSU/CCT as the lead, receive funding under the Louisiana Board of Regents’ Post-Katrina Support Fund Initiative to create the LONI Institute, an innovative research environment that allows multi-disciplinary collaboration across the universities.

Louisiana researchers submitted their most comprehensive Research Infrastructure Improvement Proposal to date, launching the CyberTools project. This project integrates research in biological and environmental transport processes as well as in biosensors, with development of comprehensive cyberinfrastructure. CyberTools, a National Science Foundation project, will create advanced information services, data management and a storage environment to support Louisiana’s research base for advanced collaboration in science and engineering. Through the CyberTools component, researchers are organized into four modular Work Packages (WP): WP 1: Scheduling and Data Services; WP 2: Information Services and Portals; WP 3: Visualization Services; and WP 4: Application Services and Toolkits. These Work Packages will enable scheduling to share computational, network, data, and visualization resources, allow better data management, leveraging the PetaShare distributed data system, ease development of complex simulation codes for modern computing environments and improve visualization capabilities in distributed computing environments, exploiting optical networks.

June 2007

The Legislature allocates $15 million for a high-performance computing equipment center to be built on LSU’s campus. Each legislative session since its inception, LSU/CCT has received additional funding for its programs and activities.

Staff with CCT and LSU Information Technology Services dismantled SuperMike, LSU’s old supercomputer to install Tezpur. Tezpur, which is one of the most powerful supercomputers owned by a university, will be an integral part of allowing CCT researchers to use LONI.

Summer 2007

CCT researchers host two summer camps for high-school students. The first, a digital arts and technology camp, taught students the basics of animation and digital media. The second, a high-performance computing boot camp, taught students the basics of building and using supercomputing clusters.

CCT timeline picture Fall 2007

Tezpur became operational.

CCT funds a project through CCT and LSU Information Technology Services to upgrade campus visualization resources and provide three tiers of visualization assistance for students, faculty and staff at the University.

October 2007

The National Science Foundation selects Queen Bee, the LONI centerpiece computer and the 23rd most powerful supercomputer in the world, to become a research partner site in Tera Grid, a nationwide, National Science Foundation-funded research infrastructure that incorporates high-performance computing resources across the country. Through Queen Bee, the state will allocate resources to support a national research community.

November 2007

LSU Office for Research and Economic Development awards funding for the first three multidisciplinary hiring initiatives at the University. One of these is a Computational Science initiative, which CCT Associate Director for Computing Applications and LSU Department of Computer Science Professor Gabrielle Allen led. Through this initiative, LSU will recruit faculty with expertise in scientific visualization, modeling and other computational science applications for solving complex problems. The ultimate goal is to strengthen the state's IT-based workforce.

Spring Semester 2008

CCT timeline picture CCT hires Jarek Nabrzyski as its executive director, to guide strategic goal development and implementation for the center.  

Feb. 1, 2008

LONI welcomes the first TeraGrid users through its centerpiece computer, Queen Bee. 

March 2008

LSU Office for Research and Economic Development funds AVATAR: Arts, Visualization, Advanced Technologies and Research, a multidisciplinary hiring initiative led by CCT and LSU School of Music Professor Stephen David Beck. AVATAR establishes a university-wide faculty focus on the intersections among art, technology and computation, creating new research areas in virtual environments, digital art, electro-acoustic music, animation, video game design, scientific visualization and more. AVATAR will bring six new faculty to LSU to conduct research primarily in intelligent and responsive systems -- video games, training systems and simulation visualizations -- and collaborative digital media arts. 

May 2008

LSU names 100 outstanding research and creative faculty as its first group of University “Rainmakers,” selecting those who are nationally and internationally recognized for innovative research and creative scholarship, who compete for external funding at the highest levels and who attract and mentor exceptional graduate students. Ten faculty members of the Center for Computation & Technology are included among the first group of LSU Rainmakers. They are: Ed Seidel, Jagannathan 'Ram' Ramanujam, Joel Tohline, Jorge Pullin, Sitharama Iyengar, Rudy Hirschheim, Stephen David Beck, Sue Brenner, Sumanta Acharya and Thomas Sterling.

June 2008

The National Science Foundation selects Edward Seidel as its director of the Office of Cyberinfrastructure, where he will oversee advances in supercomputing, high-speed networking, data storage and software development on a national level.  While directing the NSF Office of Cyberinfrastructure, Seidel will retain his faculty positions as well as his affiliation with CCT at LSU.

CCT timeline picture  August 2008

Electronic Arts Inc., or EA, the world’s leading independent video game developer and publisher, announces plans to build its North American quality assurance and testing center in LSU’s South Campus complex. This center creates 20 full-time jobs and more than 200 part-time jobs, many of which will be occupied by LSU students, with an annual payroll of $5.7 million throughout the next two years. EA notes strong education and research efforts at LSU, including the AVATAR initiative and Baton Rouge Area Digital Industries Consortium along with other CCT research areas, were a strong factor in the company's decision to locate in Louisiana.

 August 2008

The National Science Foundation selects Daniel S. Katz,  CCT and LSU Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, as TeraGrid GIG (Grid Infrastructure Group) Director of Science, where he will work with the national user community to ensure TeraGrid is adequately serving their needs and fulfilling its responsibilities as the backbone of U.S. cyberinfrastructure.

CCT timeline picture Fall Semester 2008

The CCT Cultural Computing Focus Area forms a campus-wide Virtual Worlds Research Group. This group encompasses faculty from disciplines and departments across the University who are interested in using virtual environments such as Second Life, MultiVerse and Croquet for their research or teaching. CCT Cultural Computing's LSU in Second Life virtual campus is an integral part of the group's activities. 

CCT timeline picture  CCT timeline picture September 2008

LSU Provost Astrid Merget and Vice Chancellor for Research & Economic Development appoint Stephen David Beck and Jorge Pullin as interim co-directors of the CCT while the University undertakes an international search to find a permanent CCT director.

October 2008

Baton Rouge Business Report selects CCT and LSU Department of Computer Science Professor Brygg Ullmer as one of its Forty Under 40 honorees, noting his contributions in research, education and outreach.  


January 2009

LSU names Honggao Liu as the new HPC director for the campus. In this role, Liu, who has worked at LSU for more than 11 years and worked for the past six years as a researcher in the HPC department, oversees all high-performance computing activities on campus and works with campus partners to establish the University as a leader in applying high-performance computing technology to research and education.

CCT and LSU Department of Computer Science Professor Tevfik Kosar receives the National Science Foundation's prestigious CAREER Award for his work on data research and storage.

February 2009

CCT hosts the 16th annual Mardi Gras Conference on Virtual Worlds, marking the first occasion where people using virtual environments such as Second Life, MultiVerse and Croquet to advance both business and academia come together to discuss the latest developments in this emerging field.

March 2009

CCT and LSU Department of Computer Science Professor Thomas Sterling serves as the LSU lead on a National Science Foundation research group comprised of scientists and engineers from LSU, University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Delaware and Sandia National Laboratories addressing issues to prepare scientific research for exascale supercomputers, capable of running a million trillion calculations per second. The Exascale Point Design Study hosts its inaugural meeting at LSU in March 2009.

April 2009

The Red Stick International Animation Festival celebrates its most successful year, with more than 5,000 attendees and a record 421 films from 45 countries entered in the Best of the Fest competition. Red Stick presents Disney animator Mark Henn with its second Lifetime Career Achievement Award. 

May 2009

CCT hosts the ninth annual International Conference on Computational Science in downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana, marking only the third time this conference has taken place in the United States. More than 250 participants from 27 countries travel to Baton Rouge to attend this conference, themed "Compute. Discover. Innovate."

A team of 13 LSU researchers and students, led by faculty at the CCT, conducted a presentation and demonstration of a black hole simulation that won first prize at the SCALE 2009 challenge at CCGrid09, a premier international conference for cluster and Grid computing.

 June 2009

CCT timeline picture  Faculty with the CCT Cultural Computing Focus Area and the AVATAR: Arts, Visualization, Advanced Technologies and Research Initiative host a visit from the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, a mobile music and audio recording studio, for the LSU community.

CCT Professor Thomas Sterling and researchers from his focus area host the Beowulf Boot Camp, which gives high-school students an introduction to high-performance computing. This year's camp had 24 students and one teacher from 15 Louisiana high schools participate.

July 2009

LSU Interim Director Stephen David Beck is invited to deliver a keynote address at IEEE’s 4th International Conference on Computer Science and Education in Nanning, China, discussing the latest computational techniques that are advancing art and music along with basic science disciplines, and also describing LSU’s Arts, Visualization, Advanced Technologies and Research, or AVATAR, Initiative.

August 2009

CCT is one of the sponsoring organizations for IEEE's Cluster 2009 Conference, which takes place in downtown New Orleans, Louisiana. Former CCT faculty member Daniel S. Katz, senior computational scientist with the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, is general chair for the conference and Thomas Sterling, CCT and LSU Department of Computer Science, is program chair. 

September 2009

HPC @ LSU announces debuts the University's newest supercomputing system, Philip. This high-speed cluster gives the campus access to a large-memory scientific computing resource, allowing faculty and staff to conduct research in ways not possible on LSU’s existing high-performance computing systems.

CCT researchers secure an additional $1.05 million in TeraGrid funding for the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative, or LONI, to extend the support and network connections that allow TeraGrid users to access LONI’s computational resources through March 2011.

Fourteen CCT faculty members are named among LSU's 2009  “Rainmakers,” research and creative faculty who are nationally and internationally recognized for innovative research and creative scholarship, who compete for external funding at the highest levels and who attract and mentor exceptional graduate students. CCT's Rainmakers are: Gabrielle Allen, Stephen David Beck, Susanne Brenner, Rudy Hirschheim, Mark Jarrell, Tevfik Kosar, Jagganathan "Ram" Ramanujam, Thomas Sterling, Brygg Ullmer, Q. Jim Chen, Sitharama Iyengar, Sumanta Acharya, Chris White and Robert Lipton.

October 2009

CCT timeline pictureLSU Professor Seung-Jong “Jay” Park receives $1 million in National Science Foundation funding for two research projects that will make research across high-speed networks, which can transport 10 Giga bits of data per second (Gbps), more efficient and available to more users. Park’s two projects are Development of a Cyberinfrastructure of Reconfigurable Optical Networks, or CRON, for Large-Scale Multidisciplinary Scientific Research, funded through the foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation Program, and Global Environment for Network Innovations, or GENI.

Brygg Ullmer, CCT and the LSU Department of Computer Science, and his graduate student Rajesh Sankaran collaborated with graduate student Santanu Majumdar and Professor Rod Parker in the LSU School of Art & Design to produce a tangible interaction kiosk that helps middle school students learn about science. All are involved with the AVATAR Initiative, and this project represented a premier collaboration among art, science and technology. These efforts also contributed toward their work on Exhibition Next, a green system for conferences or events that allows visitors to obtain information from exhibits or displays without needing a paper copy of information.

CCT timeline picture Gabrielle Allen and Erik Schnetter received National Science Foundation funding of more than $2 million in four different awards to address the challenges of gamma ray bursts, which are thought to occur when a massive star collapses, creating a black hole, in a project they call "PetaCactus."

 The ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, a premier conference for developments in human and computer interaction, awarded Professor Brygg Ullmer its 2009 Lasting Impact award for a paper on tangible and embedded interaction he authored during his graduate work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in collaboration with Hiroshi Ishii, his former adviser.

CCT timeline picture Through work on Professor Thomas Sterling's high-performance computing course, CCT acquires Arete, a supercomputing cluster used exclusively for education, including classroom instruction, distance learning and undergraduate or graduate student projects. Arete is comparable in size and speed to many of the other clusters available through the University's HPC resources, but it is the only one provided directly to students.

Baton Rouge Business Report names LSU Department of Computer Science and CCT Professor Tevfik Kosar among its Forty Under 40 honorees, noting his data research at LSU and his work with the nonprofit Pelican Educational Foundation to create science and technology-focused charter schools for K-12 students in Louisiana.

November 2009

 CCT participated in SC 2009 in Portland, Oregon, featuring a sustainable booth as part of this "green" conference. CCT was named one of the Top 25 most "green" booths at this event. 

CCT timeline picture At SC 2009, Professor Thomas Sterling was honored as one of five inaugural fellows of the International Supercomputing Conference.

December 2009

Red Stick International Animation Festival hosts Red Stick Réveillon in partnership with the Office of the French Consulate General in New Orleans. During this event, Festival Director Stacey Simmons announced that the festival will change seasons beginning in 2010, moving from the spring to the fall. A fall event allows animation studios, filmmakers or distributors more flexibility to participate, and puts Red Stick in a more strategic position to grow as a film festival.

January 2010

CCT timeline picture Victor Taveras, a postdoctoral researcher with the LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy and CCT, received the Bergmann-Wheeler prize  from the International Society of General Relativity and Gravitation. This prize is an international honor given to only one physics scholar in the world every three years, and honors Ph.D. candidates whose research brings new and innovative approaches to quantum gravity research. The society selected Taveras for his research into loop quantum gravity, an area of physics research that attempts to reconcile Einstein's theory of general relativity with quantum mechanics.

A materials science research team led by Mark Jarrell, Ph.D., LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy and CCT, received a  2010 Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment, or INCITE, program award from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.

March 2010

LSU's Arts, Visualization, Advanced Technologies and Research, or AVATAR , Initiative, launched a new academic program that will allow students to obtain an interdisciplinary minor in digital media, preparing them for careers in emerging fields such as animation, video games, electronic music and digital art.

April 2010

Two recent international studies named Rudolf “Rudy” Hirschheim, Ourso Family Distinguished Professor of Information Systems in LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business, as one of the top researchers in the world for his field. Hirschheim was ranked third internationally in a recent paper by Lin and Gregor, which ranked the productivity of information systems researchers from around the world using the top six journals in the field. Truex et. al. used the Hirsch family of indices to evaluate ‘researcher influence’ and ranked Hirschheim among the top 10 to 15  researchers in the world for this field. 

The Laptop Orchestra of Louisiana, a group of musicians who compose, conduct and play music using ordinary office laptop computers, debuted Wednesday, April 14. The Laptop Orchestra of Louisiana is a joint production of the LSU School of Music and the LSU Center for Computation & Technology.

Susanne C. Brenner, a professor in the LSU Department of Mathematics who holds a joint appointment with the LSU Center for Computation & Technology , or CCT, has been named a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, or SIAM.

June 2010

Forty students from around the state report to LSU June 14 for Beowulf Boot Camp 2010. The camp is named after the Beowulf supercomputing cluster, which CCT and LSU Department of Computer Science Professor Thomas Sterling invented. Beowulf is now the building block of many of the world’s supercomputers.

CCT hosted its first Research Experience for Undergraduates Program in Computational Sciences. 15 college students from Puerto Rico, Illinois, Ohio, New York, Florida, Arkansas, Missouri, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Louisiana collaborated with CCT faculty and staff on advanced computational research projects.

July 2010

LSU CCT hosted a workshop for Louisiana high school teachers on computational science tools and techniques, giving them ideas for incorporating this technology into their lesson plans and curricula.

August 2010

Thomas Sterling and his research group at the CCT received two awards to provide fundamental technical contributions to the recently announced Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, Ubiquitous High Performance Computing Program. Called UHPC, this program brings together researchers and scientists from universities, industry and national laboratories to develop new system architecture and software to prototype next-generation supercomputers. Under this project, Sterling received $1.2 million from DARPA for four years of work. The first models will be completed prior to 2018.

September 2010

LSU Professors Stephen David Beck and Thomas Sterling received $1 million as part of the appropriations in the United States Senate Omnibus Appropriations Bill for their “Center for Digital Innovation” proposal, which furthers research in next-generation digital media and supercomputer architecture.

November 2010

LSU CCT launches new cluster named "Pandora" for computational science activity. Pandora contains eight 32-core IBM Power 755 nodes running 3.3GHz POWER7 processors. These give the system 6.8 teraflops of peak performance. Each Power 755 node is organized as a four 8-core POWER7 processors, making it capable of operating at higher core processing speeds than LSU’s current high-performance computing systems. The IBM Power 755 platforms are well suited to run highly parallel, computationally intensive workloads, such as weather and climate modeling, quantum chemistry simulations, astrophysics models, materials design, and petroleum reservoir studies.

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has proclaimed 14-19 November Supercomputing Week in recognition of SC10 holding its 23rd installment in New Orleans.

Researchers at LSU CCT, together with those at universities across the state, recently received one of Louisiana’s largest grants ever from the National Science Foundation, or NSF. The Louisiana Alliance for Simulation-Guided Materials Applications, or LA-SiGMA, received $20 million in NSF support.

LSU student team breaks the one Teraflop (Tflop) barrier at the SC10 competition, using 144 cores. The Student Cluster Competition showcased the computational impact of clusters and open source software in problem solving.

December 2010

CCT timeline picture LSU announced that Alumni Professor Joel E. Tohline has been named the new Director of the Center for Computation and Technology (CCT) and will begin work on December 15. Tohline is an internationally recognized scholar in the fields of astrophysics, computational fluid dynamics, and scientific visualization and in all respects is a computational scientist and user of high performance computing.

CCT timeline pictureLSU CCT names Honggao Liu new Deputy Director. Liu played a leadership role in the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative's (LONI) development efforts and is one of the leaders on the team that integrated LONI onto the TeraGrid, the national cyberinfrastructure backbone, and is currently the principal investigator on LONI's TeraGrid project and the TeraGrid site lead for LONI.

Firebrand Games, a Glasgow, Scotland-based game developer focusing on racing games for Nintendo systems, will locate in Baton Rouge. The Baton Rouge Area Digital Industries Consortium was successful in convincing Firebrand that Baton Rouge is the ideal location for its third digital media studio. BRADIC, a partnership between the city-parish, the chamber, the Baton Rouge Area Foundation and LSU, has been working to increase the number of digital media companies in Baton Rouge, particularly in video game development.

January 2011

The LSU Advanced Networking Lab, or LANET, develops a new cyberinfrastructure environment to bridge the gap between physical networks and large-scale scientific discovery called “CRON,” short for Cyber infrastructure of Reconfigurable Optical Networking.

March 2011

LSU receives $1.35 Million to Develop the Coastal Hazards Collaboratory in the Northern Gulf Coast. The LSU consortium members are Qin Jim Chen; Honggao Liu; Patrick Hesp, professor of LSU's Department of Geography & Anthropology;  and Steven Brandt, research consultant, Center for Computation & Technology.

April 2011

The LSU Board of Supervisors signs off on the $30 million Digital Media Facility, 94,000-square-foot project to be built on the southeast corner of campus by the existing Louisiana Emerging Technology Center.

Xin Li, assistant professor of the LSU Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Center for Computation & Technology, has received $10,000 from the Louisiana Board of Regents to develop new methods for computer-aided facial modeling and reconstruction. Li's proposal is titled "Surface and volumetric matching for forensic facial reconstruction from incomplete skulls."

May 2011

S. S. Iyengar and other researchers, present MobilCon, a middleware platform for developing human activity applications in an energy efficient manner. Such application infer the user's patterns of activity by processing measurements streams collected by sensors placed on or around the user's body which are connected by a personal area network (PAN). MobiCon is an initial attempt to provide an active resource orchestration system, recognizing the PAN-scale sensor-rich mobile platform as a common underlying computing platform.

June 2011

Thomas Sterling, Seola Arnaud and Richard Vernon Edwards Jr. Professor in Computer Science and the LSU Center for Computation & Technology, will deliver a keynote address at the International SuperComputing Conference, which takes place June 19-23 in Hamburg, Germany.

CCT launches a new summer camp for middle-school aged girls titled "Alice in Computation Land" to address STEM demand.

Mayank Tyagi and others, receive funding from the BP Gulf Research Initiative to research methods to cap subsea blowouts.  The goal is to find out what the minimum, mandatory capabilities are for a generally applicable, quick response subsea capping stack and what supplementary capabilities should be provided by additional modules to achieve all of the functions likely to be necessary for an effective subsea capping, containment, and intervention system. Another aspect of the research is to find out what the required sizes, pressure ratings, and geometries for these components are.

July 2011

CCT's 10th Anniversary!

July 2011

Gov. Jindal breaks ground on Louisiana Digital Media Center at LSU -- the new home of CCT.

August 2011

Jesse Allison launches "Perception--a Sonic Art & Media Concert Utilizing Distributed Performance Systems." This new art form will be a concert length collaborative creation between a trained ensemble and the audience exploring human perception including cognition and the experience of time, through the lens of sonic art.

Mayank Tyagi and a team of researches receive an award to develop a program on "Offshore Oil Spill Scenarios," following the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

May 2012

Allen, Benger, Merzky and Seidel Receive Top Paper Award by HPDC for Cactus Code

April 2012

Xin Li Wins IBM Faculty Award

January 2012

CCT releases the first freely available open-source ParalleX runtime software system

June 2012

LSU CCT Named 2012 CUDA Research Center by NVIDIA

July 2012

Oak Ridge Associated Universities recognized Assistant Professor Michael Brylinski, CCT and LSU's Department of Biological Sciences, as one of the nation's top junior faculty by presenting him with the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award.

August 2012

Associate Professor Q. Jim Chen, CCT and LSU College of Engineering, was selected as the first CSRS Distinguished Professor in Coastal Engineering. These accolades were received for his outstanding academic leadership and innovative research dedicated to pushing the boundaries in coastal protection and restoration engineering both here at LSU and statewide

October 2012

An expert on relativistic astrophysics, CCT's Assistant Research Professor Peter Diener, along with P. Singh of LSU's Department of Physics & Astronomy, receives funding from the John Templeton Foundation to probe origins of the universe. The Foundation sponsored the New Frontiers in Astronomy & Cosmology International Grant Competition, and awarded more than $4 million in research grants to 20 scientists worldwide.

November 2012

Baton Rouge Business Report selects CCT and LSU Department of Computer Science Professor Robert Kooima as one of its Forty Under 40 honorees, noting his one-word description of himself as "structured".

December 2012

Susanne Brenner, CCT professor and LSU’s College of Science, was honored with the rank of “Fellow” by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, the world’s largest scientific organization. This recognition was bestowed upon her by her peers for advances in finite element, multi-grid and domain decomposition methods, and for service to the computational and applied mathematics community.

January 2013

SuperMike-II Supercomputer Launched