About CASC

Founded in 1989, the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC) is an educational nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with 93 member institutions representing many of the nation’s most forward thinking universities and computing centers. CASC is dedicated to advocating the use of the most advanced computing technology to accelerate scientific discovery for national competitiveness, global security, and economic success, as well as develop a diverse and well-prepared 21st century workforce.

How can my organization join CASC?

CASC members must have a higher education affiliation. We accept institutions of higher education with academic scientific computing centers as members, as well as advanced scientific computing centers affiliated with a higher education institution.  Our application process begins with filling out the form linked below followed by a call from our Vice-Chair.

For an application to request CASC membership, please visit Join CASC.

Our Vision

CASC envisions a robust, sustainable ecosystem supporting academic research computing and data services, enabled by a vibrant, diverse community of professionals.

Our Mission

The mission of CASC is to:

  1. Advocate for the importance of and need for public and private investment in research computing and data services to support academic research.
  2. Serve as a trusted advisor to federal agencies on the direction of relevant funding programs.
  3. Actively engage in discussions of policies related to research computing and data services.
  4. Foster advancement of a robust and diverse community of current and emerging leaders in this field.
  5. Provide a forum for the community to share strategic ideas and best practices.

Computational science has become the third pillar of the scientific enterprise, a peer with traditional methods of physical experiments and theoretical investigations. Coalition members provide high performance computing (HPC) resources that offer powerful advantages over other research methods, enabling rapid calculations, simulating natural phenomena and environmental challenges, managing and analyzing enormous data sets, and creating insightful visualizations. By applying advanced technology, CASC members help extend the state of the art to achieve scientific, technical, and information management breakthroughs beyond imagination to keep the U.S. at the forefront of the 21st century knowledge economy.

2019-2020 Executive Committee

Sharon Broude Geva, University of Michigan, Chair
Neil Bright, Georgia Institute of Technology, Vice Chair
Craig Stewart, Indiana University, Secretary
Scott Yockel, Harvard University, Treasurer
Rajendra Bose, Columbia University, Past Chair
Lisa Arafune, Director

Our Members

Arizona State UniversityResearch ComputingTempe, Arizona
Boston UniversityBoston, Massachusetts
Brown UniversityCenter for Computation and VisualizationProvidence, Rhode Island
Carnegie-Mellon University & University of PittsburghPittsburgh Supercomputing CenterPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Case Western Reserve UniversityCore Facility Advanced Research ComputingCleveland, Ohio
City University of New YorkHigh Performance Computing CenterStaten Island, New York
Clemson UniversityComputing and Information Technology (CCIT)Clemson, South Carolina
Columbia UniversityNew York, New York
Cornell UniversityCenter for Advanced ComputingIthaca, New York
Dartmouth CollegeHanover, NH
Georgetown UniversityResearch TechnologiesWashington, District of Columbia
Georgia Institute of TechnologyPartnership for an Advanced Computing EnvironmentAtlanta, Georgia
Harvard UniversityCambridge, Massachusetts
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew York, New York
Indiana UniversityPervasive Technology InstituteBloomington, Indiana
Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimore, Maryland
Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryBerkeley, California
Louisiana State UniversityCenter for Computation & Technology (CCT)Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Michigan State UniversityHigh Performance Computing CenterEast Lansing, Michigan 
Michigan Technological UniversityHoughton, Michigan
Mississippi State UniversityHigh Performance Computing Collaboratory (HPC2)Starkville, Mississippi
Montana State UniversityInformation Technology CenterBozeman, Montana
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)Boulder, Colorado
New York Genome CenterNew York, New York
New York UniversityNew York, New York
North Dakota University SystemResearch Computation CenterFargo, North Dakota
Northwestern UniversityEvanston, Illinois 
NYU Langone Medical CenterNew York, New York
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)Center for Computational SciencesOak Ridge, Tennessee
Oklahoma State UniversityHigh Performance Computing CenterStillwater, Oklahoma
Old Dominion UniversityNorfolk, Virginia
Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity Park, Pennsylvania
Princeton UniversityPrinceton, New Jersey
Purdue UniversityWest Lafayette, Indiana
Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroy, New York
Rice UniversityKen Kennedy Institute for Information Technology (K2I)Houston, Texas
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer CenterBuffalo, New York
Rutgers UniversityPiscataway, New Jersey
Southern Methodist UniversityDallas, Texas
Stanford UniversityStanford, California
Stony Brook UniversityResearch TechnologiesStony Brook, New York
Texas A&M UniversityHigh Performance Research ComputingCollege Station, Texas
Texas Tech UniversityHigh Performance Computing CenterLubbock, Texas
The George Washington UniversityWashington, District of Columbia
The Ohio State UniversityOhio Supercomputer Center (OSC)Columbus, Ohio
The University of Alabama at BirminghamResearch Computing ServicesBirmingham, Alabama
The University of Texas at AustinTexas Advanced Computing CenterAustin, Texas
University at Buffalo, State University of New YorkCenter for Computational ResearchBuffalo New York
University of Alaska FairbanksResearch Computing SystemsFairbanks, Alaska
University of ArizonaResearch ComputingTucson, Arizona
University of ArkansasHigh Performance Computing CenterFayetteville, Arkansas
University of California, BerkeleyBerkeley Research ComputingBerkeley, California
University of California, IrvineResearch Cyberinfrastructure CenterIrvine, California
University of California, Los AngelesInstitute for Digital Research and EducationLos Angeles, California
University of California, San DiegoSan Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC)San Diego, California
University of Chicago & Argonne National LaboratoryResearch Computing CenterChicago, Illinois
University of Colorado BoulderBoulder, Colorado
University of ConnecticutBooth Engineering Center for Advanced Technology (BECAT)Storrs, Connecticut
University of FloridaGainesville, Florida
University of GeorgiaGeorgia Advanced Computing Resource Center (GACRC)Athens, Georgia
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignNational Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)Champaign, Illinois
University of IowaIowa City, Iowa
University of KentuckyCenter for Computational SciencesLexington, Kentucky
University of LouisvilleLouisville, Kentucky
University of MarylandDivision of Information TechnologyCollege Park, Maryland
University of MassachusettsShrewsbury, Massachusetts
University of MichiganAdvanced Research Computing (ARC)Ann Arbor, Michigan
University of MinnesotaMinnesota Supercomputing Institute for Advanced Computational ResearchMinneapolis, Minnesota
University of NebraskaHolland Computing CenterOmaha, Nebraska
University of Nevada, Las VegasNational Supercomputing Institute (NSI)Las Vegas, Nevada
University of Nevada, RenoResearch ComputingReno, NV
University of New HampshireResearch Computing CenterDurham, New Hampshire
University of New MexicoCenter for Advanced Research ComputingAlbuquerque, New Mexico
University of North Carolina at Chapel HillRenaissance Computing Institute (RENCI)Chapel Hill, North Carolina
University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel Hill, North Carolina
University of Notre DameCenter for Research ComputingNotre Dame, Indiana
University of OklahomaSupercomputing Center for Education and ResearchNorman, Oklahoma
University of OregonResearch Advanced Computing Services (RACS)Eugene, Oregon
University of PittsburghCenter for Research ComputingPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
University of Rhode IslandKingston, Rhode Island
University of South FloridaResearch ComputingTampa, Florida
University of Southern CaliforniaInformation Sciences InstituteMarina del Rey, California
University of TennesseeNational Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS)Knoxville, Tennessee
University of Tennessee at ChattanoogaSimCenterChattanooga, Tennessee
University of UtahCenter for High Performance ComputingSalt Lake City, Utah 
University of VirginiaResearch Computing (RC)Charlottesville, Virginia
University of WashingtonResearch ComputingSeattle, Washington 
University of WyomingAdvanced Research Computing Center (ARCC)Laramie, Wyoming 
Vanderbilt UniversityAdvanced Computing Center for Research and EducationNashville, Tennessee 
Virginia Tech Advanced Research ComputingBlacksburg, Virginia
Washington University in St LouisSaint Louis, Missouri 
West Virginia UniversityMorgantown, West Virginia
Yale UniversityYale Center for Research ComputingNew Haven, Connecticut