Supporting world-class research at the UW is a key strategic goal of UW-IT. Read the latest about high-performance computing, and how University researchers rely on UW-IT supported high performance computing to advance their work.
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
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 several alternatives for researchers to harness the power of GPUs for their research computing needs.
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 way, including a study looking at using artificial intelligence techniques to help predict which COVID-19 patients are at highest risk for heart complications from the illness.
UW’s supercomputer leveraged in virtual chemistry and materials sciences courses
September 10, 2020
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 into The class will be offered alongside senior undergraduate-level and graduate-level courses in data science and computational modeling for materials (MSE 477-479/542-544) and introductory computational chemistry (CHEM 465/565).
New GPU-based supercomputing cluster for machine learning prototyped
August 25, 2020
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 provided by the Student Technology Fee. Access is available for UW students through the UW Research Computing Club and also for UW faculty and staff. Learn more about high performance computing.
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.