Accession Number : ADA309967

Title :   (DURIP94) Computation and Visualization in Nonlinear Mechanics.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 30 Sep 94-29 Mar 96,

Corporate Author : MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK

Personal Author(s) : Maddocks, John H.

PDF Url : ADA309967

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : This equipment award was used to purchase high-end computer workstations that have been used to enhance the research conducted under the parent award AFOSR #F49620- 95-10198 and the associated AFOSR AASERT award #F49620-93-1-0323. Both strictly computational and high-end visualization equipment was obtained. On the computational side a share of a 40 CPU parallel work-station farm of DEC alpha machines was purchased. The workstation farm is located on campus in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) building. As provided by a large NSF infrastructure award to campus, access from my own computer laboratory to the remote supercomputer farm facility is via a high-speed (ATM) fiber optic connection. An ATM switch to link all of the workstations in the local lab, is to be installed in the next few weeks. One of the machines to be integrated in this way is the graphics workstation purchased under the DURIP award. That purchase was only made in the last several months. It is a two processor Silicon Graphics Onyx with Infinite Reality Graphics. This is the highest performance graphics currently available from any manufacturer in the world at any price, and was purchased using DURIP funds at a deep academic discount (43%). With the local graphics capabilities and the high speed networking to the CPU farm, we have established a world class high performance computing facility.

Descriptors :   *WORK STATIONS, *SUPERCOMPUTERS, COMPUTATIONS, MECHANICS, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, PROCUREMENT, GRAPHICS, MACHINES, LABORATORIES, SWITCHES.

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE