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GATech Creates Institute for HPC Research

The Georgia Institute of Technology Office of the Provost formally announced today the formation of the Georgia Tech Institute for Data and High Performance Computing (IDH).  HPC has become continually important to George Tech in order to further their research activities not directly related to the computational sciences.

As we look to high performance computing to drive advanced breakthroughs in science, health, energy and other industries, leveraging Georgia Tech’s strongest assets — world-class researchers in computing, experts across nearly every problem domain, and low barriers to collaboration — is what will set us apart,” said Dr. Mark Allen, senior vice provost for Research and Innovation at Georgia Tech. “The creation of the Institute for Data and High Performance Computing provides the organizational foundation to harness our strategic capabilities and attack the most challenging problems that face society today.”

The main goal of the IDH will be “to enhance Georgia Tech’s scientific contributions, reputation and impact, focusing on the exploitation of HPC technology coupled with the development of novel computational methods.”  The institute’s interim director will be Dr. Richard Fujimoto, Regents’ Professor and head of Computational Science & Engineering in the College of Computing.

Georgia Tech has made substantial infrastructure and personnel investments in high performance computing, and achieved many important successes, over the last five years,” said Dr. Fujimoto. “I fully anticipate that IDH will enable us to advance beyond prototypes to new levels of accomplishment in the high performance computing area.”

The IDH has quite the list of forward thinkers in computational science, including: Dr. David Bader, Professor in the College of Computing, and Dr. Ron Hutchins, Chief Technology Officer for Georgia Tech.  For more info, check out the new IDH website here.

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