The local computer environment in the dynamic properties research group consists of Unix and NT workstations. One unix cluster is based on a central SUN Ultra-30 server. The second is served by an SGI Origin2000. In addition, a Windows NT server provides file serving capabilities for our Windows NT workstations. The workstations serve as the work environment for code development, for pre- and post-processing (graphics generation and video animation) and for access to supercomputers. The research group also has access to the following high performance computing facilities:
NPACI (National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure) and NCSA (National Computational Science Alliance) Resource through the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), allocations are for Cray T90 vectorized system and T3E parallel system from both the NCSA National Resource Allocation Committee (NRAC) and the NPACI allocation committee;
Pentium-based high performance computing facility:
Acquired through an Intel grant worth $3.7M to several Georgia Tech units including the mechanics of materials group. This facility consists of 160 quad Pentium II computers. A variety of application software and graphics packages are available, including ABAQUS, IDEAS, PATRAN, ALGOR, and TECPLOT.