Dr. Tao's research has been fortunate to utilize several state-of-the-art production HPC systems (supercomputers) across the U.S. Up till now, Dr. Tao's group has been using Frontera at Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), Bridges at Pittsburg Supercomputing Center (PSC), Summit at Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), Cori at National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), Mira at Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), for experimental research activities.




Dr. Tao's group has a dedicated node at Kiamiak cluster at WSU. This node is equipped with:

  • two 28-core Intel 6238 CPUs

  • two Nvidia A100 GPUs (40 GB)

  • 384 GB memory

  • 2 TB SSD local storage

Besides, Dr. Tao's group can access to other partitions and nodes in Kamiak. More details about these partitions and nodes can be found:



Dr. Tao's group is operating an experimental cluster PantaRhei with Dr. Grey Nearing (Department of Geoscience) at UA.

PantaRhei cluster has 8 nodes including 1 login node, 6 CPU nodes, 1 GPU node, 1 FPGA node, totally equipped with 296 Intel Xeon Scalable Processors, 2.8 TB DDR4 memory, 32 TB local storage, 108 TB file system.

  • CPU node: 2 Intel Xeon Gold 6148 Processors, 384 GB memory, 4 TB NVMe

  • GPU node: 4 NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs, 2 Intel Xeon Gold 6148 Processors, 384 GB memory, 3.2 TB NVMe

  • FPGA node: 1 Intel Arria 10 FPGA, 2 Intel Xeon Gold 6148 6148 Processors, 384 GB memory, 1.6 TB NVMe

  • Interconnect: all nodes are connected to a Mellanox InfiniBand switch with FDR 56 Gb/s networks



Dr. Tao's group is managing Icebox cluster with Remote Sensing Center at UA. Icebox cluster has 18 nodes including 1 login node, 16 computing nodes, and 1 storage node, totally equipped with 564 Intel Xeon Scalable Processors, 3.2 TB DDR4 memory, 20 TB local storage, 800+ TB file system.