Accession Number : ADA291087

Title :   Graphics Supercomputer for Computational Fluid Dynamics Research.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 30 Sep 93-30 Sep 94,

Corporate Author : ALABAMA A AND M UNIV NORMAL

Personal Author(s) : Liaw, Goang S.

PDF Url : ADA291087

Report Date : 29 NOV 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The objective of this project is to purchase a state-of-the-art graphics supercomputer to improve the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) research capability at Alabama A & M University (AAMU) and to support the Air Force research projects. A cutting-edge graphics supercomputer system, Onyx VTX, from Silicon Graphics Computer Systems (SGI), was purchased and installed. Other equipment including a desktop personal computer, PC-486 DX2 with a built-in 10-BaseT Ethernet card, a 10-BaseT hub, an Apple Laser Printer Select 360, and a notebook computer from Zenith were also purchased. A reading room has been converted to a research computer lab by adding some furniture and an air conditioning unit in order to provide an appropriate working environments for researchers and the purchase equipment. All the purchased equipment were successfully installed and are fully functional. Several research projects, including two existing Air Force projects, are being performed using these facilities. (AN)

Descriptors :   *COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS, *COMPUTER GRAPHICS, *SUPERCOMPUTERS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, AIR FORCE RESEARCH, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, STATE OF THE ART, FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, STRUCTURAL MECHANICS, PARALLEL PROCESSING, PROCUREMENT, MULTIPROCESSORS, UNIVERSITIES, MICROCOMPUTERS, ALABAMA, MINICOMPUTERS.

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Fluid Mechanics
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE