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 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.