Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in partnership with
IBM and New York state, has created one of the world’s most powerful university-based
supercomputing centers, and a top 50 supercomputing center of any kind in the world.
The Computational Center for Nanotechnology Innovations (CCNI), based on the Rensselaer campus and
at its Rensselaer Technology Park
in Troy, N.Y., is designed both to help continue the impressive advances in shrinking device dimensions
seen by electronics manufacturers, and to extend this model to a wide array of industries that
could benefit from nanotechnology.
The CCNI focuses on reducing the time and costs associated with designing and manufacturing nanoscale
materials, devices, and systems.
In addition to its focus on nanotechnology, the center supports research in fields where
computational power can expand understanding.
This center is an important resource for companies of any size from start-ups to established
firms to perform research that would be impossible without both the computing power and
the expert researchers affiliated with the CCNI.