Wilson: High Performance Computing Resources Increase University Productivity Mar 26, 2015
An NSF funded research team including faculty in the School of Computing and Economics Professor Paul Wilson investigated the impact on research productivity of high performance computing resources. Their article, "Assessing the effect of high performance computing capabilities on academic research output," was published in the February 2015 volume of the journal Empirical Economics. The study finds that "locally available HPC resources enhance the technical efficiency of research output in Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Physics, and History, but not in Computer Science, Economics, nor English." For some disciplines, like Chemistry, HPC systems are associated with a particularly large quantitative impact on research productivity.