High Performance Computing

GW’s High-Performance Computing Laboratory (HPCL) uniquely addresses the growing needs of a data-driven society. Research on high-performance computing systems is supported by hardware and software technologies designed to strike a balance among computing performance, power-consumption, flexibility and other operational concerns.

The HPCL team targets future parallel-processing computing capabilities able to carry out 1 million trillion calculations per second, as well as small embedded devices and hardware accelerators to enhance processing power across a wide spectrum of applications.

The HPCL team’s pioneering contributions to high-performance computing are recognized worldwide. The team’s strong research program is sponsored by government and industrial organizations.

Featured Staff & Faculty

Dr. Tarek El-Ghazawi

Tarek El-Ghazawi is an IEEE Fellow and a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at GW, where he leads the university-wide Strategic Academic Program in High-Performance Computing. He is the founding director of The GW Institute for Massively Parallel Applications and Computing Technologies (IMPACT) and a founding Co-Director of the NSF Industry/University Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing (CHREC).

Dr. Vikram Narayana

Narayana is an assistant research professor in GW's Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering and research staff for HCPL, IMPACT and CHREC. He has expertise in computer architecture and high-performance computing. Currently his research interests lie primarily in heterogeneous computing - GPUs, FPGAs and emerging many core accelerators in high-performance computing. He is also interested in embedded systems, computer architecture and hardware design.