Computing Infrastructure

To support growing AI scholarship, the AI.Humanity initiative’s Infrastructure Advisory Committee has endorsed a multifaceted plan to increase Emory’s scientific computing infrastructure and services.  

This university-wide investment includes the following elements:

Novel High-Performance Cloud Computing Cluster

The Hybrid High-Performance Computing Platform for Education and Research (HyPER) Community Cloud Cluster (C3) is hosted on Emory's Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud environment and provides centrally managed, user-friendly, no-cost access to shared high-performance computing resources. Emory faculty engaged in AI projects can learn more and apply for access on the HyPER C3 website.

High-Speed Data Transfer and Campus Research Network

High-speed data transfer and campus research network equipment components are being installed in Emory's Data Center. This infrastructure, termed the Hybrid Scientific Cyberinfrastructure (HySci), extends Emory's secure academic network, and will support user port speeds up to 100 Gbps, with a 400 Gbs backbone bandwidth. It will also include a Globus data transfer node with optimized hardware for large data transfers up to 25 Gbps. HySci will be available beginning in 2024.

High-Performance Computing at Emory Data Center

Consultants are currently assessing the university's Data Center to determine options for expanding on-premises high-performance compute (HPC) capacity. Complementing cloud-based HPC clusters, the on-site resources would be shared by researchers across campus.

AI.Humanity Infrastructure Advisory Committee

AI infrastructure planning is led by a committee with multi-disciplinary faculty and IT staff representation. Formed in 2023, the committee advises the Office of the Provost and the Office of Information Technology on key aspects of supporting the AI.Humanity initiative with appropriate IT infrastructure and other types of supportive resources.

Committee Co-Chairs

Lanny Liebeskind
John Ellis

Committee Members

David Cutler
Tony Pan
Xiao Hu
Yana Bromberg
Zhaohui Qin
Dieter Jaeger
Monica Crubezy
Jo Guldi
Vaidy Sunderam
Judy Gichoya
Ramnath Chellappa
Rakesh Shiradkar
Yan Sun
Tara Bartelt (Project Manager) 
Kaye-Ann Sadler (Program Director)