Interactive and Large Scale Supercomputing Simulations in Nonlinear Optics
Final rept. 1 Apr 2000-31-Mar 2001
ARIZONA UNIV TUCSON DEPT OF MATHEMATICS
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The DURIP 99 initiative award was used primarily far a major upgrade of a dual rack ONYX2 Silicon Graphics system. The upgrade consisted in purchasing 8 of the newest generation of 400 MHz CPUs, converting one of ONYX2 racks into a fully loaded 16-processor Origin 20002400 system and moving both high performance graphics heads into the top half of the remaining ONYX2 rack. The existing 14 processor system consisted of a mix of 6 195 MHz and 8250 MHz CPUs running in a system with 6 Gigabytes of memory. In addition, Silicon Graphics replaced our existing mix of 14 195 and 250 MHz CPUs by 14300 MHz CPUs at no added cost. The new system provides a state-of-the-art graphical visualization and computing capability. It also offers cost-effective upgrade route. The reconfigured in-house supercomputing engine provides a significant boost to our past and ongoing AFOSR-funded research projects.
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