About the GLCPC

Members of the Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation work together in a variety of areas, including education, research and outreach.

The collaboration among the member institutions will greatly expand the number of faculty and students directly engaged with the development of petascale computing. This cadre of faculty, researchers and students have a broad range of interests, enhancing the potential for advancing scientific discovery, the state of the art in engineering, and science and engineering education.

Member institutions include universities and colleges, national laboratories, the Southeastern Universities Research Association, educational foundations, and K-12 school districts who are developing educational and workforce development programs to help realize the full potential of petascale computing. These institutions place special emphasis on increasing the opportunities available for underrepresented groups as well as rural, inner city, and poverty-stricken areas throughout the regions served by the GLCPC members.

To facilitate widespread, effective use of petascale computing, the GLCPC will create coordinated multi-institutional efforts to advance research, practice, and education in petascale-class computer and computational science and engineering and will apply petascale computing to address important regional, national, and international problems. It will bring together a broad range of scientists and engineers with a depth of experience and expertise not available at any single institution; facilitate their collaboration in multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional teams; and engage them in advancing petascale-class computing and its applications.

The GLCPC will also be involved in:

In support of these goals, GLCPC members will provide support for faculty engaged in petascale computing projects, recruit new faculty in relevant areas of petascale computing, provide network connectivity and other cyberinfrastructure, develop courses relevant to advancing petascale computing, and provide other essential resources.