Transportation Research and Analysis Computing Center (TRACC)
Providing High-Performance Computing Resources to Address Priority National Transportation Issues
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), in cooperation with Argonne National Laboratory, has established a high-performance computing and engineering analysis research facility at the DuPage National Technology Park in West Chicago, Illinois. The Transportation Research and Analysis Computer Center (TRACC) provides the transportation research and development (R&D) community with a state-of-the-art massively parallel computer system, advanced scientific visualization capability, high-speed network connectivity, and modern engineering analysis software.
TRACC and its programs are enabled by state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. The key infrastructure components of the TRACC project are the high-performance computational cluster, the advanced visualization and collaboration resources of our University of Illinois partners, and the high-bandwidth connectivity to the main Argonne National Laboratory site. The TRACC computing, networking and facilities infrastructure has been implemented at the DuPage National Technology Park (DNTP) near the DuPage Airport. Office space for the project team and the Collaboratory is located at the DuPage Airport Authority (DAA) Flight Center which is in close proximity to the DNTP Communications facility. The University of Illinois (UI), a key technical partner in the TRACC project, has loaned approximately $1.5M of advanced visualization and networking equipment for the duration of the TRACC project.
TRACC is linked to other USDOT R&D facilities, state departments of transportation, and university transportation research centers. Argonne’s TRACC partners are the University of Illinois and Northern Illinois University.