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ICL Group Fall 2013
ICL Group, Fall 2013

As one of University of Tennessee's oldest and largest research laboratories, the Innovative Computing Laboratory (ICL) has been unwavering in its mission since the beginning: being a world leader in enabling technologies and software for scientific computing. Our goals of providing leading edge tools to tackle science's most challenging high performance computing problems and playing a major role in the development of standards for scientific computing in general continue.

ICL was established in 1989 by Dr. Jack Dongarra, who came to the University of Tennessee (UT) from Argonne National Laboratory. At that time, Dr. Dongarra received a dual appointment as a Distinguished Professor in the Computer Science Department at UT and as a Distinguished Scientist at nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Since that date, ICL has grown from two grad students and two Post-docs to a fully functional research laboratory, with a staff of nearly 50 researchers, students, and administrators. What began in a small office in one of UT's oldest academic buildings, ICL now occupies a large portion of a 70,000 sq. ft. wing of the newer Claxton building located at the heart of the Knoxville campus. In 2007, ICL and our UT colleagues in Computer Science joined the faculty of Computer and Electrical Engineering to form the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) department in the College of Engineering.

Our commitment to excellence has been one of the keys to our success as we continually strive to make a substantial impact in the high performance computing community. As a result, we continue to lead the way as one of the most respected academic research centers in the world.