Derrick was born and raised on the island of Maui, and has been attending UH Maui College since 2011. During this time he has earned an Associate in Science degree from UH Maui College’s Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology program, has competed in the American Astronautical Society’s CanSat Competition, and NASA’s first Swarmathon Competition, and is currently a senior in the Engineering Technology Bachelor’s program at UH Maui College. He plans to earn his bachelor’s degree in Engineering Technology and seek out a career in which he can further his involvement in the technology field.

Home Island: Maui
Institute when accepted: University of Hawaii Maui College

Highway to High-Performance Computing: Developing Features for the High-Performance Computing Portal
Project Site: Maui High Performance Computing Center (MHPCC)
Mentor: Laura Ulibarri, Randy Goebbert, Adam Mallo

Project Abstract:

Supercomputers possess a great deal of processing power. This is utilized in various scientific and engineering fields for performing research. Research such as large-scale simulation and complex calculations are often performed with supercomputer resources. Users of the Department of Defense Supercomputing Research Center (DSRC) supercomputers gain access via a web portal. The High Performance Computing (HPC) portal users who are running research programs rely on several key pieces of account information to support their workflow. Information on account-system affiliation, queue listings, and time allocations are utilized in optimizing workflow efficiency. In order to allow users to access this information, a feature for the HPC portal is being developed in JavaScript and HTML that will retrieve user information using ReST Services – a programming interface to the supercomputers – and properly display it for the users. The progress on this developing feature will be presented.