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Computational simulation of complex physical processes plays a large and growing role in many industries and in our national security.

Simulations help designers and analysts assess the behavior of engineered and natural systems under a variety of conditions. They play a vital role in the design of experiments and in the interpretation of experimental results. They also lend insight into systems that are difficult or impossible to test experimentally.

The Center for Large-scale Scientific Simulations (CLASS) advances the state-of-the-art in large-scale scientific simulations and develops educational programs to train students for careers in modern scientific computation.

The vision of CLASS is to help Texas A&M University move visibly to the forefront of the multidisciplinary field of scientific simulation. Since its establishment, CLASS has built multi-disciplinary teams of faculty members and graduate students from several departments in the College of Engineering and the College of Science to work collaboratively, along with key researchers at national laboratores, on education and research relevant to computational multiphysics simulations.

CLASS is a joint center of Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, an engineering research agency of the State of Texas and a member of The Texas A&M University System.


Managed by CLASS, the Center for Exascale Radiation Transport (CERT) was created at Texas A&M University through a research grant from the National Nuclear Security Agency (NNSA) under the Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program (PSAAP-II)