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