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.


  • May 2016, Ph.D. student Mr. John Leidel was accepted to the IPDPS PhD Forum in Chicago, IL.
  • 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.
  • August 2015, Ph.D. student Mr. John Leidel presented a poster at the ModSim Workshop.
  • August 2015, Congratulations to Dr. Jialin Liu for joining Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and congratulations to Dr. Yin Lu for joining Texas Tech University as a research faculty.
  • June 2015, Ph.D. student Mr. John Leidel presented at the RISC-V Workshop. Please read more.
  • June 2015, Congratulations to Yin Lu for receiving 2015 Summer Dissertation/Thesis Research Award!