Accession Number : ADA190308

Title :   Microvax Networked Computer System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : PRINCETON UNIV NJ DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Rabitz, Herschel

PDF Url : ADA190308

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This final report covers the action taken regarding equipment purchases. the funds were for the purpose of purchasing and establishing a network of Microwax computers for research in the area of chemical physics particularly involving dynamics and kinetics phenomena. We have purchased all the original stated items except the line printer and the IBM-PC terminals. These latter items were replaced with the purchase of the extra disk storage deemed important to attain maximal usage from the hardware. Attached is a list of all the items purchased from DEC, their model number and cost. The overall system network is fully on-line and we are finding that the machines make a significant impact on our research. The design of the networked set of computers linked to the Departmental mainframe Vax is proving to be very effective. Additional experience will be needed to finally establish the optimal mode of system operation but we are already finding considerable speed-up in the rate that computations can be performed. The computers are being especially put to use for studying problems in gas-surface dynamics, molecular collisions and related problems in chemical kinetics.

Descriptors :   *DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT, *AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT, CHEMICALS, COLLISIONS, COMPUTATIONS, COMPUTERS, COSTS, DYNAMICS, GAS DYNAMICS, GAS SURFACE INTERACTIONS, KINETICS, MAGNETIC DISKS, MEMORY DEVICES, MODELS, MOLECULES, NETWORKS, OPERATION, OPTIMIZATION, PHYSICS, PRINTERS(DATA PROCESSING), REACTION KINETICS, UNIVERSITIES, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

Subject Categories : Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE