Campus-wide Effort Led by Jan Mandel Results in an NSF Grant to Build a State-of-the-Art Computing Resource

Published: July 22, 2020

A group of researchers and educators at University of Colorado Denver, led by PI and Mathematical and Statistical Sciences Professor Jan Mandel, will be building a state-of-the-art computing resource on the downtown campus thanks to a $400,000 National Science Foundation Award (#2019089).The new facility will provide the first campus-wide, high-performance computer system to support both research and teaching efforts. The funding comes from the NSF Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC), and the award runs from July 2020 to July 2022. The CoPIs on the award are Kannan Premnath (Mechanical Engineering), Carlos Infante (Integrative Biology), Amy Roberts (Physics), and Yaning Liu (Mathematical and Statistical Sciences). The effort was done in partnership with the Office of Information Technology and involved more than nineteen additional senior personnel members across both the downtown and Anschutz campuses. The resource will broaden participation in computational science and have a significant impact on the supported research, and a graphical Jupyter notebook interface will increase accessibility. The title of the award is "CC* Compute: Accelerating Science and Education by Campus and Grid Computing.”