Idaho National Laboratory
Collaborative Computing Center (C³)
A collaborative computing environment
The C3 facility provides a modern, high-performance computing environment, a place where INL researchers, Idaho universities, and industry partners explore computer modeling and simulation to develop new nuclear materials, advance nuclear energy concepts, and conduct a broad range of scientific research.
The facility houses new and older generations of supercomputers that provide research capabilities benefiting the lab and institutions throughout the state. Off-site computer users, such as students and faculty at Idaho's universities and colleges, have remote access to the high-performance computing systems in the C3 through the Idaho Regional Optical Network.
Key research focus areas and capabilities for the facility include high-performance computation, advanced modeling and simulation, data sciences and visualization, big data analysis, and quantum mechanics. These capabilities are supported by a series of functional spaces that include a large High-Performance Computer Lab, a sizeable conference and training room, a multistory collaboration space, 15 modular computational labs, and an open lobby/event space. These program spaces are organized to allow natural light into the building while providing views to the Eastern Idaho landscape, including an overlook of the Snake River. The facility is designed to support 200 professionals working together in a collaborative environment.
By responding to INL's growing needs and capabilities, Flad is aiding in the development of research that is critical to the lab and to the country, helping INL reach its goals of strengthening partnerships with universities and businesses, and advancing educational opportunities across the state.
LocationIdaho Falls, Idaho
Project TypeScience & Technology