VPRI announces new High Performance Computing Research Core Facility

In a memo to the UO research community, UO VPRI David Conover announced the launch of a new High Performance Computing (HPC) Research Core Facility. It will join a suite of facilities administered through the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation. The new core facility meets the expanding needs of existing researchers, as well as members of the new Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact. It will also be a key educational resource for students, and provide a gateway for collaboration between UO researchers and the rest of Oregon and the world.

Conover outlined the opportunities created by the new facility and introduced the new director, Charles (Nick) Maggio. Maggio, who joins the UO in December, has extensive experience establishing and managing similar high performance core facilities at Tulane University and Washington State University. He and Joe Sventek, head of UO’s Department of Computer and Information Science and chair of the faculty advisory committee of the new facility, will give a presentation for the UO research community at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28 in the Erb Memorial Union Redwood Auditorium. Sventek will review the steps taken so far to establish the core, and Maggio will present his vision for how high performance computing can support research. The meeting will be followed by a reception. An additional meeting and two drop-in sessions will be held in December.