Introducing Lehigh’s newest supercomputer: Hawk

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Interested to learn more on how HPC and the new cluster Hawk can assist I-DISC faculty in achieveing their research goals or if you are interested to use Hawk for workshops, please reach out to Alex Pacheco (alp514@lehigh.edu). Alex will work with faculty to develop a plan for the workshop.


A group of faculty from the Rossin College and Lehigh’s College of Arts and Sciences were recently awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation Campus Cyberinfrastructure program to construct a new high-performance computational cluster, Hawk, that includes both CPU and GPU compute technology.  

This acquisition was made available for general access on December 7, 2020, and it has significantly increased Lehigh's high-performance computing capabilities. HAWK will provide critical infrastructure for broader incorporation of computation in science and engineering research, and it will serve as a springboard for new collaborative studies in areas including energy, materials, health, and aerospace. 

HAWK will also be used in education around computation at various levels, supporting efforts to increase the number of members of underrepresented populations in STEM-related professions through research experiences, programming workshops, and other computational training opportunities.  

In the near future, HAWK will be accessible via the national Open Science Grid (OSG), increasing Lehigh's visibility among the nation’s research computing community.


On Thursday, January 28, the Research Computing Steering Committee hosted a half-day virtual symposium (1-5:30PM) to celebrate the launch of Hawk.

The symposium provided an overview of Hawk, with details about how to access the new cluster, upcoming events organized by Research Computing and LTS, and future plans. 

There were presentations on the vision for HPC at Lehigh given by Provost Nathan Urban and Deans Bob Flowers and Steve DeWeerth. The online event also featured three invited talks spanning the different colleges to showcase a sampling of crosscutting computational research on campus that requires large-scale computing that Hawk will now further enable.

For details visit https://go.lehigh.edu/hpc21.

Source: RCREAS News Webpage