Computer Architecture and SysTems Research Lab (CASTL)

Address: 114 Milton Carothers Hall (MCH), Tallahassee, FL 32306; Contact: Dr. Weikuan (Will) Yu (yuw@cs.fsu.edu), 850-644-5442

Mission Statement

The Computer Architecture and SysTems Research Lab (CASTL) at Florida State University, headed by Dr. Weikuan (Will) Yu, has broad research interests in novel architectural and system technologies for big data analytics, cloud computing, high-performance computer and network systems, and the use of these technologies for fast scientific discoveries on computational biology and climate changes.


  1. April 2019: Congratulations to Tonmoy and Rupak for obtaining summer internships at RIKEN, Japan.
  2. April 2019: Congratulations to Yue, Fahim and Subhadeep for obtaining summer internships from IBM, Livermore, and Argonne, respectively.
  3. April 2019: Congratulations to Muhib, Ahad and Amit for their paper on hybridized memory for Spark RDD Cache being accepted to the ISMM symposium.
  4. February 2019: Dr. Pavan Balaji, a Computer Scientist and Group Leader from Argonne National Laboratory, visits FSU and gives us an exciting talk on the upcoming new era for Supercomputing.
  5. December 2018: Congratulations to Huansong for successfully defending his doctoral dissertation. Job well done, Dr. Fu!
  6. December 2018: Congratulations to Yue for successfully passing the area survey exam.
  7. December 2018: Dr. Min Si, an Assistant Computer Scientist from Argonne National Laboratory, visits FSU and gives us an exciting talk on fast runtime for scalable irregular parallel applications.
  8. November 2018: FSU News reports Dr. Weikuan Yu's recent successes in winning prestigious grants from National Science Foundation.
  9. September 2018: Dr. Weikuan Yu gives an invited talk at Argonne National Laboratory on Cache and Memory Concert for Massive Parallelism.



  • A cluster with 42 nodes of dual-socket 8-core or 10-core sockets.
  • An FDR InfiniBand newtork with 36 ports.
  • A 10-Gigabit Ethernet network with 48 ports.
  • A developmental cluster of GeForce GTX 280 Nvidia GPGPU cards
  • A network of student workstations, well suited for system administration practices.
  • All clusters are connected to the student lab via fibre connections.

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