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Located in East Tennessee, Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, amongst shimmering blue lakes and rolling green valleys. East Tennessee offers vacationers a rich array of outdoor recreational activities. Mild weather assures visitors many delightful and memorable adventures in hiking, backpacking, bicycling, whitewater rafting, boating, fishing, and swimming.

Knoxville hosts the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee (UT). Housed within UT is the Joint Institute for Computational Science (JICS). JICS was established by The Science Alliance, a Center of Excellence in Tennessee, as a consortium among UT, ORNL, and other participating academic institutions within Tennessee, and delegated the task of facilitating high-performance computing research.

Located nearby is the historic city of Oak Ridge, home to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Computer Science and Mathematics Division is located outside the fence at ORNL, overlooking the Swan Pond.

Few areas in the country can boast such a concentration of scientific personnel and technical resources. Because of the proximity between UT and ORNL, a wealth of scientific research collaborations abound.

Knoxvillians and visitors alike savor an enchanting assortment of cultural diversions---the Knoxville Museum of Art, bluegrass and jazz musicians, ballroom, swing, and country/western dances, riverboat excursions, and fine dining coupled with the warm hospitality of the South.

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Updated: Tuesday, 28-Oct-2008 15:40:24 EDT