UB will receive $1 million from New York State to make the Center for Computational Research (CCR), its downtown Buffalo supercomputing center, more accessible to businesses in Western New York and beyond. The award will fund the purchase of computer servers, software and other components. UB CCR will make those resources available to industry, such as Sentient Science, IBC Digital, CUBRC, Empire Visual Effects and other companies looking to innovate through high-performance computing and big-data analytics.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said the award highlights the state’s economic development efforts toward a community-based, performance-driven approach. “We are transforming New York State into a top destination for companies from around the world to locate, invest and grow,” he said.
Home of the region’s largest computing system, and one of the largest in the state, CCR is located in UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, within the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The facility is already helping to attract businesses to Western New York.
“In addition to supporting faculty-led research at UB, one of CCR’s main goals is to promote economic development, especially in Western New York,” said Thomas Furlani, CCR director. “These resources will enable us to help business foster innovation, enable rational design, and reduce the time it takes to develop products, all of which are necessary to be competitive in today’s world-based economy.”
Read more at: UB Reporter: CCR Funding Award