October 12, 2020

Physics of a deadly virus uncovered with UW’s supercomputer

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…

September 10, 2020

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

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…

August 25, 2020

New GPU-based supercomputing cluster for machine learning prototyped

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…

November 21, 2019

The UW’s supercomputer now enhanced with AI

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.

November 15, 2019

Building better online communities

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.

October 2, 2019

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

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.