High Performance Computing

Group of 13 researchers sit at a table


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.



Two researchers look at data processing equipment

Lighting the Way: The Future of Data Processing

Imagine a world where you never had to wait for a document to download or a video to stream, where a self-driving car was aware of everything around it, and you didn’t question the security of online banking. Two GW School of Engineering and Applied Science researchers are pioneering a new way to process information—using light instead of electrons—that could transform the era of digitalization driven by the need to quickly, efficiently and securely process data.

GW staff and faculty gathered at GW's booth at the SC14 Conference.

GW Showcases Technology and Research at High Performance Computing Conference

Faculty and staff from The George Washington University recently participated in the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC14). GW was well represented at SC14 by staff from the Division of Information Technology (IT) and researchers from the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS). The conference, attended by more than 10,000 people, gives universities, institutions, companies and others an opportunity to showcase and share their innovative technologies to help open the door to new scientific and economic opportunities.

GW Hosts CHREC Workshop and Board Meeting

GW Hosts CHREC Workshop and Board Meeting

Nearly 100 members of the NSF/Industry/University Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing (CHREC) gathered at the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus recently for a mid-year workshop and Industrial Advisory Board meeting.