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Vanderbilt Advance Computing Center for Research & Education (ACCRE) Core

Overview of Services

'The Advanced Computing Center for Research and Education (ACCRE) is built and operated by and for Vanderbilt faculty. Its mission is to allow Vanderbilt researchers to define, benefit from, and explore the “New World” described above and in so doing, to answer questions of great societal importance they would not have addressed otherwise. A comprehensive history of the ACCRE core can be found on the ACCRE Website:

ACCRE offers resources in the form of compute services, disk storage and tape services.

Compute services are made up of core use fees, node support fees, and gateway maintenance fees.

Disk storage services consist of GPFS data storage (backed up) and scratch services (not backed up).

Tape services consist of tape backup services utilizing internal (custom) or external gateways.


Paul SheldonProfessor of Physics and Astronomy
Faculty Chair of ACCRE

Alan TackettDirector
Technical Director and Lead Developer

Hunter HagewoodDirector
Director of Research Computing Operations






Alan Tackett

Technical Director and Lead Developer

(615) 322-1028

Hunter Hagewood

Director of Research Computing Operations

(615) 343-4134

Patrick Bembry

Business Manager

(615) 343-2244

Eric Appelt

Senior Systems Adminstrator

Mat Binkley

Senior Systems Adminstrator

(615) 343-4114

Kevin Buterbaugh

Senior Systems Adminstrator

(615) 875-9633

Warren Eckstein

Systems Adminstrator

(615) 875-9053

Matt Heller

Application Developer

(615) 343-4114

Jacob Roberts

Associate Systems Administrator

(615) 875-9631

Davide Vanzo

Application Developer

(615) 875-9137

Hours of Operation and Location

Hours Open

Hours Staffed


Open Access 8 am to 6 am

24 hours

1231 18th Avenue S

Suite 201

Nashville, TN 37232

Links and Resources



Name Role Phone Email Location
Patrick Bembry
Core Business Manager
(615) 343-2244
201 Hill Center
Lindsey Fox
Research IT Consultant
(615) 343-0730
201 Hill Center