Data-Intensive Scalable Computing Laboratory (DISCL)

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Mission Statement

The Data-Intensive Scalable Computing Laboratory (DISCL) at the Texas Tech University has broad research interests in parallel and distributed computing, high-performance computing, cloud computing, computer architectures, and systems software with a focus on building scalable computing systems for data-intensive applications in high-performance scientific computing/high-end enterprise computing.


  • July 2016, Ph.D. student Mr. Wei Xie was awarded the NSF travel grant for attending The 11th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Architecture, and Storage (NAS'16). He is the leading author of the paper titled “Parallel-DFTL: A Flash Translation Layer that Exploits Internal Parallelism in Solid State Drives” and is the Best Paper Nominee. He will present the paper at the conference in August, and the Best Paper Award result will be announced. Congratulations to him.
  • May 2016, Ph.D. student Mr. John Leidel was accepted to the IPDPS PhD Forum in Chicago, IL.
  • April 2016, We jointly hosted the NSF I/UCRC Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center Semi-Annual Meeting (Gallery>>) and Texas Tech University 2016 Symposium on Big Data (Gallery>>) with one of keynote speeches offered by Dr. Tyrone W. A. Grandison, the Deputy Chief Data Officer of US Department of Commerce, discussing “Data-Driven Government - Big Data with Purpose”.
  • March 2016, Ph.D. student Mr. Xi Wang and M.S. student Mr. Frank Conlon will join Micron Technology, Inc. and Sandia National Laboratories for an internship in the Summer 2016, respectively. Congratulations to them.
  • March 2016, Dr. Robert Ricci of University of Utah visited us February 29th-March 2nd and gave a talk on Cloud Research with CloudLab. (Gallery>>)
  • February 2016, Ph.D. student Mr. Wei Xie will join ORNL (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) for an internship in the Summer 2016. Congratulations to him.
  • January 2016, Ph.D. student Ms. Neda Tavakoli received a travel grant for attending the USENIX FAST'16 conference in Santa Clara, CA.
  • November 2015, The 2015 International Workshop on Data-Intensive Scalable Computing Systems (DISCS-2015), a full-day workshop at the 2015 ACM/IEEE Supercomputing Conference (SC'15), was successfully held in Austin, TX.
  • November 2015, Mr. John Leidel, Mr. Xi Wang, Ms. Nika Ghiasi, and Dr. Chen will conduct a demo for “GoblinCore-64: An Emerging, Open Architecture for Data Intensive High Performance Computing” at The 2015 ACM/IEEE Supercomputing (SC'15) Conference in the Emerging Technologies (at EMT 117). HPC Wire.
  • October 2015, Master's student Mr. Misha Ahmadian successfully defended his thesis entitled “Computation Reduction through Data Re-use for Scientific Applications”. Congratulations!
  • September 2015, Dr. Jiang Zhou and Dr. Yong Chen presented papers at the International Conference for Parallel Processing in Beijing, China. John Leidel also presented a paper at the P2S2 workshop hosted by ICPP.