TeraBit June 1994

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Cray Grants

Each year, Cray Research, Inc. (CRI) and NSCEE jointly sponsor research and development projects in computational science and engineering.

The proposal deadline is November of each year. Proposals are reviewed by expert review panels assembled by Cray Research, Inc. This year 33 proposals were received; eight awards were made; six are presented below.

UNLV Grant Program 1993-1994
Principal
Investigator
Project Title Department Award
Baghzouz, Y. Supercomputer Modeling of Magnetic Fields Generated by Energized Conductors Elec & Comp Eng $19,470
Boehm, R.F. Enhancement of Design Tools for Direct Contact Heat Exchangers Mechanical Eng $22,500
Latifi, S. Development and Evaluation of Medical Image Compression Techniques Elec & Comp Eng $23,291
Latifi, S. Cray-based Three-Dimensional Geochemical Modeling of Nuclear Waste in Groundwater Elec & comp Eng $19,879
Pepper, D. A Three-Dimensional Adapting Finite Element Model for Groundwater Transport Mechanical Eng. $25,848
Schulte, P Water Flow Through Plant Vessels Biological Sci. $22,646




Cray Grant Principal Investigators (Left to Right)
Dr. Darrell Pepper, Dr. Robert Boehm, Dr. Yahia Baghzouz and
Dr. Paul Schulte. Not shown: Shahram Latifi.


UNICOS 8.0 INSTALLED ON CLARK

During the weekend of May 27, 1994, clark was upgraded from UNICOS 7.0.5 to UNICOS 8.0.2.

The UNICOS 8.0 release focuses on the following themes:

Some of the more significant changes and enhancements include:

POSIX compliance

Cray Research customers have stated that for portability and networking reasons, it is important to follow standards. The UNICOS 8.0 release provides conformance with the IEEE Std 1003.1-1990 (POSIX.1) and IEEE Std 1003.2-1992 (POSIX.2), except where noted. UNICOS will also incorporate the POSIX Pthreads functionality over the course of UNICOS 8.0 and 9.0 releases. V-nodes replaced the file system switch, allowing third-party file systems to be more easily ported to the UNICOS operating system.

Reliability and reliency

Cray Research's continued efforts to increase system reliability, resiliency, and general system robustness, plus fixes and updates made available in the UNICOS 8.0 release, make the UNICOS 8.0 release stand alone as the premier supercomputer operating system.

Upward compatibility

Finally, the upward compatibility of UNICOS 8.0 means that users will not need to recompile their programs for them to run under the new system.

For further information, users with a login on clark may view the UNICOS 8.0 Release Overview document with the docview(1) utility, or call NSCEE at (702) 895-4153.


USER FEATURES OF CF77 RELEASE 6.0

CF77 Release 6.0 is now available. This release of CF77 offers increased optimization, reliability, and functionality. For information describing all the features included in this release, as well as instructions on using these features, refer to the CF77 6.0 Programming Environment Release Overview RO-5020 6.0. A brief description of the major CF77 6.0 enhancements follows.


NEW VERSION OF LLNL CODES

The latest versions of the following codes from Lawrence Livermore National Labs have been installed on clark:

In case you rely on the previous versions, they reside in:

/usr/local/bin/llnl_old/

CHANGES REGARDING THE CF77 RELEASE 6.0.3 AND THE T3D EMULATOR 1.0.3











Ron Taylor (Clark High School) and Jane Oler (Advanced Technologies High School) seen at a recent NSCEE Nevada High School Supercomputing Initiative training session. Numerous training sessions for Nevada educators are planned for the summer and fall of 1994.


What's new on Mosaic?

The following is a list of what's new on the NSCEE Mosaic server.

Our campus map generator now stores previously accessed coordinates for faster access time.

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