The goal of C-RISE is to boost research productivity and quality of scientific and engineering research at TAMUCC in the fields of coastal, marine, atmospheric, environmental, and geospatial computing sciences.

Toward this end, the objectives of C-RISE are:

  1. Increase research collaborations among the TAMUCC science and engineering community.
  2. Broaden the scope of science research data sharing with larger research communities for external collaborations.
  3. Extend research capacity of the university in the fields of coastal, marine, atmospheric, and geospatial computing sciences.
  4. Ensure secure and reliable science data storage and delivery for the campus science and engineering community and beyond.

Outcomes and Key Achievements

Recently, by leveraging the Science DMZ, TAMUCC was successful to receive an MRI grant from NSF for acquisition of high-performance computing system to meet fast computing needs of science and engineering researchers (NSF MRI: Acquisition of a High Performance Computing Cluster to Support Multidisciplinary Big Data Analysis and Modeling, Amount: $400K, PI: Longzhuang Li, Co-PIs: Feiqin Xie, Ruizhi Chen, Chris Bird and Lihong Su , 2014-2017) . The Science DMZ at the Dugan Datacenter houses the high-performance computing system. This CC-NIE project and the MRI project are helping to synergize the efforts of both projects for advancement of science and engineering research at TAMUCC.

Also, the Internet access bandwidth from TAMUCC’s Cyberinfrastructure was initially 274 Mbps when the proposal was submitted, and later on, it was upgraded to 1 Gbps. After the latest upgrade, the maximum available Internet access bandwidth from the Campus Cyberinfrastructure now is 10 Gbps, a speed that matches well with our 10 Gbps Science DMZ.