Category: High performance computing

  • UW-IT offers wide support for research computing

    September 19, 2022

    UW-IT can help guide researchers to multiple computing options and training, including cloud computing or the UW’s own supercomputer.

  • Learn how three professors used JupyterHub in their classrooms

    February 21, 2022

    UW-IT’s JupyterHub service was deployed by a faculty member to help students learn data programming with live code demonstrations and powerful visualizations — without costly and complex computing setups.

  • UW’s supercomputer faster, smarter than ever

    April 1, 2021

    Close-up view of a modern GPU card with circuit and colorful lights

    Learn how major upgrades to Hyak, the UW’s supercomputer, are helping the University meet ever-growing research needs. Upgrades include a new hardware infrastructure now underway, and recent expansions in GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) capacity.

  • New IT Connect resource helps UW researchers zero in on AI research tools

    March 22, 2021

    Learn how UW researchers can harness the power of GPUs for their research in this new IT Connect research computing resource. When GPUs are combined in a cluster, they create a sort of supercomputer that is uniquely qualified to perform certain tasks, and in particular they are ideally suited for machine learning. The UW offers…

  • Physics of a deadly virus uncovered with UW’s supercomputer

    October 12, 2020

    Read how UW researchers are using Hyak, the University’s supercomputer, to speed up critical, potentially life-saving research on COVID-19. It’s because research being done by Zachary Montague in the Department of Physics could continue without interruption that Hyak was declared an essential research facility early during the pandemic. Other pandemic-related research on Hyak is under…

  • UW’s supercomputer leveraged in virtual chemistry and materials sciences courses

    September 10, 2020

    Data Center with ENERGY STAR logo

    After a successful virtual lab course that used UW’s Hyak supercomputer to build simulations, two professors will be integrating the coursework into chemistry and materials science classes. The coursework was developed by materials science & engineering professor Ting Cao and chemistry professor Xiaosong Li, who are both Clean Energy Institute members and will be integrated…

  • New GPU-based supercomputing cluster for machine learning prototyped

    August 25, 2020

    Close-up view of a modern GPU card with circuit and colorful lights

    The growing use of data science, machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence tools in research has pushed researchers towards graphics processing units (GPUs) to accelerate computationally expensive calculations. To help meet this demand, UW Information Technology developed and deployed a prototype for a GPU-based supercomputing cluster, paid for in part by nearly $27,000 in funding…

  • The UW’s supercomputer now enhanced with AI

    November 21, 2019

    Hyak, the UW’s supercomputer, has been dramatically enhanced with machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities —with savings of about $500,000 to the UW thanks to a partnership between UW-IT and the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering.

  • Building better online communities

    November 15, 2019

    Why do some attempts at online collaborative— like Wikipedia and Linux — build large and eager volunteer communities, and why do so many others fail to attract any members at all? Learn how Assistant Professor Benjamin Mako Hill, in the Department of Communication, is using the UW’s supercomputer to find out.

  • Take advantage of UW’s on-site supercomputer for research computing needs

    October 2, 2019

    Now anyone with a UW NetID who needs powerful computing tools to do their research can gain access to Hyak, the UW’s shared supercomputer cluster.