Cracking COVID

TACC-powered collaborations tackle the pandemic at the atomic, genomic and societal levels

TACC supports more than 50 COVID-19 research projects, spanning efforts to forecast the spread of the disease, understand the virus’ basic biology, and design new drugs that could lead to treatments.

The projects leverage TACC’s longstanding partnerships, the unique skills of our staff, and the community’s trust in TACC’s capabilities.

Below are a few of the collaborations and partnerships that let scientists quickly ramp up their research and make discoveries with TACC resources.

HPC COVID-19 Consortium

A leading contributor to the government/industry/academic partnership, providing access to the world’s most powerful high performance computing resources for COVID-19 research.

University of Texas System

Supporting more than 20 COVID-19 projects at 8 institutions through the UT Research Cyberinfrastructure initiative.

UT Austin COVID-19 Modeling Consortium

Contributed to leading epidemiological models of the pandemic, used by leaders and citizens to make critical decisions.

U.S. Department Of Energy

Working with Argonne and Brookhaven National Labs researchers to identify small molecules that could disrupt the virus.

COVID-19 Drug Design Consortium

Helping an international team of scientists screen billions of small molecules against all the major non-structural proteins of COVID-19.


Large-scale computing infrastructure for the analysis of thousands of COVID-19 genomes through Galaxy, a community bioinformatics platform.