|Through IDSC, the University of Miami maintains one of the country’s largest centralized academic cyberinfrastructures. Since 2007, University researchers and their collaborators contributed to an exponential growth in advanced computing investments amounting to more than 240 TFLOPS of computing capacity and more than 3 PB of parallel storage. UM’s computing facility currently supports more than 50 user groups across science, engineering, liberal arts, and medicine.
The TRITON supercomputer is the U’s first GPU-accelerated High-Performance Computing system, rated one of the top 5 US academic institution supercomputers when launched in 2019. TRITON supports completely new approaches to computational and data science for all UM campuses. Built using IBM Power Systems AC922 servers, this system was designed to maximize data movement between the IBM POWER9 CPU and attached accelerators, like GPUs.
IDSC Advanced Computing collaborates with IDSC Systems and Data Engineering to provide a comprehensive set of services and training opportunities for a well-rounded research computing and data science experience.
Advanced Computing Team
Ravi Vadapalli | Director
Research Associate Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UM College of Engineering
Dr. Vadapalli joined IDSC after serving as Program Director for the Center for Agile and Adaptive Additive Manufacturing and Senior Director for IT Support at the University of North Texas (UNT) in Denton. Prior to UNT, Dr. Vadapalli was a Senior Research Scientist at the High-Performance Computing Center at Texas Tech University (TTU) in Lubbock. In those roles, he helped secure nearly $3 million dollars in external funding, more than $40 million in grant proposals, and more than $230 million in-kind grants for skilled workforce training.
One of Dr. Vadapalli’s priorities is advancing cancer care and research through machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), and powerful computer models. At TTU, he partnered with researchers at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Rice University to accelerate the development of patient treatment plans.
Dr. Vadapalli is also interested in applying advanced computing tools to develop sophisticated climate models involving ocean and atmospheric conditions. Dr. Vadapalli holds a Doctorate in Nuclear Physics from Andhra University in India, and a Master’s degree in Computational Engineering from Mississippi State. He and his wife have two sons. Read the IDSC Magazine article welcoming Dr. Vadapalli.
J. Warner Baringer | Assistant Director
Prior to joining the Frost Institute for Data Science and Computing (formerly the “Center for Computational Science”), Warner was a senior research associate in the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science’s Division of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography where he managed the remote sensing computer lab and implemented distributed, high-performance systems capable of storing and processing decades of remotely sensed data.
Warner supports all C, C++ and Perl programming for the core as well as being responsible for all parallel file systems (GPFS, GFS, GFFS XSEDE Pilot project). He has started porting several codes to Phi including two satellite-mapping programs for NASA. He is a graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans, LA.
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