With the arrival of a new and very powerful supercomputer, there is an opportunity to raise the level of computational science at Stony Brook. To achieve this goal, we have established the Stony Brook Center for Computational Science (SBCCS). in parallel with the Brookhaven Computational Science Center (CSC), the Stony Brook Center will have a mission to develop computational science at Stony Brook. Each center has a secondary mission to cooperate with the other and to support the mission of the other, while they will jointly share outreach missions to a larger New York State and national community. Thus the two Centers will be closely linked, with many shared members and activities.
The SBCCS will be built around core faculty and scientists at Stony Brook It will, in cooperation with CSC, provide a focal point for the community of users of the new supercomputer, NY Blue. It will accelerate the acquisition of supercomputing expertise for scientists at the two institutions interested in taking advantage of this very powerful resource. It will promote a change in the culture of science regionally, to strengthen the excellence in computation and specifically in supercomputing, as supplements to existing strengths in theory and experiment.