The Deepthought2 cluster

Research at UMD using High Performance Computing

The University of Maryland is a public research university, and the High Performance Computing resources managed by the Division of Information Technology exists to enhance the University's mission of providing excellence in research and teaching.

This page is an incomplete collection of some of the ways in which the University's High Performance Computing Clusters have assisted researchers on campus in furthering these goals. If you are a researcher and wish to add your research using the University's HPC resources to the list, please contact us.

  1. UMD HPC assisted research in popular media
  2. Publications produced with assistance of UMD HPC resources:
    1. All researchers together
    2. By researchers
  3. UMD courses using HPC resources

University of Maryland HPC assisted research in the popular media

Local newspapers had several articles referring to the Deepthought HPC clusters and the research performed on them, including:

The work of Dr. Peter Teuben (Department of Astronomy) using the original Deepthought HPC cluster to explore the evolution of the universe was featured on a program on the History Channel. Below is a snippet of that program:

Courses using UMD HPC resources

Education is the primary mission of the University, and experience with High Performance Computing is a necessary part of a balanced educational experience in many disciplines. As such, the Division of Information Technology makes some HPC cluster resources available for classes offered by the University upon the request of the instructors. If you are an instructor for a class which you believe might benefit from using some of the University's HPC resources, you can request the class gets access to some HPC resources.

Below is a list of some of the standard academic offerings which have used some of the University's HPC resources as part of the class:

Year Semester Course
Number
Course Description Instructor
2018Spring CMSC 433 Programming Language Techniques and Paradigms Anwar Mamat
2017Fall ENMA 400 Introduction to Atomistic Modeling in Material Sciences Yifei Mo
2017Spring CMSC 714 High Performance Computing Alan L. Sussman
2016Spring AMSC/CMSC 662 Computer Organization and Programming for Scientific Computing Ramani Duraiswami
2016Fall ENMA 489A Selected Topics in Engineering Materials: Introduction to Computational Material Science Yifei Mo
2016Fall CMSC 498E Selected Topics in Computer Science Larry S. Davis
2016Fall BIOE 489N Special Topics in Bio-Engineering Silvina R. Matysiak
2015Spring ENMA 489A Selected Topics in Engineering Materials: Introduction to Computational Material Science Yifei Mo
2015Spring ENAE 488C Topics in Aerospace Engineering: Computational Fluid Dynamics Ashish Nedungadi
2015Spring CMSC 714 High Performance Computing Alan L. Sussman

There have been a number of conferences, workshops, etc. sponsored by members of the University that also made use of the HPC resources, including: