The Center for Computational Earth & Environmental Science (CEES) was developed as a partnership between the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences and private industry to expand capacity for new interdisciplinary Earth science research, while enabling more discipline specific research where activities already exist.

The Earth sciences are rich in computational research and applications. To this richness, CEES brings a unique partnership between the Earth Sciences and Computer Science that helps to drive the development of both fields. The goal of CEES is to establish a strong computational science community though research, education and high-performance computing (HPC).

  • Research - The facilities provided by CEES are used by research groups covering a wide range of Earth Science disciplines. A complementary goal is to engage computer architects to design hardware and software systems that are better suited for Earth and environmental science problems through SESAAI.
  • Education - CEES offers workshops and courses tailored towards using HPTC resources effectively.
  • HPC - CEES puts an emphasis on the technical aspects of high-performance computing. HPC challenges include efficient networking, data access and algorithms which CEES addresses through its highly specialized computer system including novel computer architectures using GPUs and FPGAs.