The UP Engineering R&D Foundation, Inc., in partnership with the UP College of Engineering and the UP Alumni Engineers kicked off the global fund raising for the procurement of a High Performance Computing (HPC) Laboratory. The first in a webinar series tagged “High Impact R&D through High Performance Computing” was conducted on August 14 with a global audience of alumni and friends.
The webinar showcased the brilliant UPCOE faculty members Prof. Emeritus Dr. Guillermo Tabios III of the Institute of Civil Engineering, Dr. Pher Errol Quinay also of ICE, and Dr. Gerald Jo Denoga of Mechanical Engineering. They presented the different applications requiring massive computing now being done on weeks of clustered laptops and desktop computers, which could take just an hour in an HPC Lab, thus significantly increasing research productivity, breadth and depth.
Masterfully hosted by VP Dante Briones, the webinar attracted almost 200 attendees. We aim to mobilize the global UP Engineering Community’s support and reach PhP 20 Million in 2020 for a sustainable world-class HPC Facility to be in place within the first half of 2021. UP Diliman has allocated P3.4 Million for the project. During the program, UPERDFI thanked early HPC donors Jose Albano, Herbert Li, Daniel Reyes, Augusto Lagman and Lito Frondoso, each of whom shared a brief message.
The presentations are uploaded in this Google Drive Folder.
For those who missed it, you may watch the recording of the webinar: