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Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR)  provided funding and oversight for the purchase and operation of the New York Blue supercomputer and NYCCS. They administer and provide oversight to the running of these New York State resources by setting up policies for their use and by fostering partnerships with industry and academia.


Funded by NYSTAR, the New York State High Performance Computing Consortium (HPC2) is a partnership between NYSERNet and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Computational Center for Nanotechnology Innovations, Stony Brook University/Brookhaven National Laboratory's New York Center for Computational Sciences, and the University at Buffalo's Center for Computational Research. The goal of HPC2 is to increase New York State’s competitiveness in research and development, provide education, outreach and training in simulation based engineering science, and help support job growth in New York State.


NYSTAR's mission is to accelerate the growth of New York State’s high-tech economy.  

NYSTAR’s programs are designed to enable new and existing businesses to become more competitive through the use of innovative technologies, and emphasize the importance of working with industry to leverage the state’s technology strengths to produce new products and, therein, new and expanded jobs in the state.

Through funded programs which support world-class  technology research at colleges and universities, NYSTAR works to promote a robust network of industry-university partnerships throughout the state. Its support of Regional Technology Development Centers provides direct technology assistance to small and medium size manufacturers and other businesses.
NYSTAR’s responsibilities include the administration and oversight of the following state programs:

  • Centers of Excellence
  • Centers for Advanced Technology
  • Regional Technology Development Centers
  • High Performance Computing