OpenHPC welcomes new university member

Supercomputing ‘19, Denver, Colorado

From left to right at the OpenHPC SC19 Booth: Karl Schulz (University of Texas), Nam Pho (University of Washington), Neal Caidin (Linux Foundation).

OpenHPC is pleased to announce the addition of the University of Washington Research Computing Group to the project. “We look forward to including OpenHPC into our cluster deployment process going forward,” said Nam Pho, Director for Research Computing at the University of Washington and OpenHPC Technical Steering Committee member. “I’ve worked with Nam since the early days of the OpenHPC project and we are very pleased to welcome the University of Washington as a formal member of the community project,” added Karl Schulz, research associate professor at the University of Texas and OpenHPC project lead.

The university has also joined the Linux Foundation as an associate member. “We look forward to the University of Washington’s participation in OpenHPC and other Linux Foundation projects beyond,” said Neal Caidin of the Linux Foundation.

The University of Washington’s flagship supercomputer, named HYAK, is a 15,000-core Intel based cluster with over 110 TB of memory and 1 PB of storage. HYAK also includes a heterogeneous accelerator sub-system with Xeon Phi nodes and GPUs for machine learning and AI research as well as accelerator enabled scientific applications. The peta-scale supercomputer supports a diverse portfolio of research across campus.