HPC, SuperPOD and AI

SMU SuperPod Gets Visit from Oregon State University

OIT SuperPOD and AI ServicesOn Wednesday, March 22, 2023, a team from Oregon State University visited SMU to learn more about our high-performance computing environment, the NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD, and research support services. Oregon State recently announced the launch of a $200 million research and education center. Since their facility will not open its doors until 2025, they wanted to talk to other universities about setting up successful research services, a NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD, and support staff. SMU’s expertise will help OSU meet its timeline to establish its new world-class center with a focus on Artificial Intelligence.

The day was full of great collaboration and discussion. The agenda included an overview of IT research services, a meeting with Dr. Suku Nair, Vice Provost for Research and Chief Innovation Officer, a tour of our University Data Center, and a discussion with the whole HPC team, including Dr. Thomas Hagstrom, Professor of Mathematics and Director of the Center for Research Computing, and the OIT’s Research and Data Science Services team. The group even stopped to take some great photos with the NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD.

OSU and OIT Staff in front of NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD
OSU and OIT Staff in front of NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD

To find out more about the NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD and OIT’s Research and Data Science Services, please visit smu.edu/superpod.

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Rachel Mulry

Associate CIO for Planning and Customer Service Office of Information Technology