Accession Number : ADA300887

Title :   Access Workstations for the Environmental Computing Center,

Corporate Author : SUN MICROSYSTEMS INC VIENNA VA

Personal Author(s) : Bennett, A. F.

PDF Url : ADA300887

Report Date : OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Thanks to Sun Microsystems Incorporated we were able to upgrade the proposed acquisition to 9 SUN SPARC 10 workstations, each with 16 mbytes of RAM and a 16 inch color monitor, plus 2 SUN SPARC LX workstations. The latter provide X-Windows service to the SPARC lOs. The presence of this facility led to a heavily-discounted purchase of a powerful geographical information system. The SPARC 10's are in constant use by COAS students, sometimes approaching 100% saturation. Monthly usage statistics are available. In particular, a one-week course: 'Parallel Laboratory in Ocean Modeling' was made possible by the facility.

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *WORK STATIONS, *ACCESS, *GEOGRAPHY, COMPUTATIONS, ENVIRONMENTS, STUDENTS, FRANCE, LABORATORIES, PARALLEL ORIENTATION, OCEAN MODELS, MEXICO.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Geography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE