HPC: A Powerful Impact

Last updated: August 11, 2022

Since its inception in 2010, Hyak has had a powerful impact at the University of Washington, by supporting:


grants funded


in grants


faculty retained
or recruited


published papers


PhDs granted


research groups

The University of Washington is committed to supporting world-class research with up-to-date tools and resources, a mission deeply shared by UW Information Technology, which provides a wide array of High Performance Computing services (HPC).

“We seek an environment at the UW where access to computing resources is never an impediment to discovery.”
—Chance Reschke, UW-IT Director of Research Computing

HPC is one of the main engines driving scientific and engineering research. What once took 30 years to compute, now only takes a matter of days with a tool such as Hyak, UW’s shared research computing cluster.

Hyak — ‘fast’ in Chinook jargon — is one of many tools that are part of the University’s cyberinfrastructure plan to support world-class research in fields as varied as Astronomy, Biology, Climate Science, Engineering and Physics. The plan is helping drive the University’s research mission on multiple levels, from recruiting to leadership in many fields.