The Center for Advanced Computing and Data Science Visualization Theater features seating for 30 people and a 16’x9′ screen supporting 4K digital cinema resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 and both active and passive stereo 3D modes. The system is powered by an upgraded dual boot Linux/Windows workstation with 64 GB RAM and dual Intel Xeon Haswell processors (E5-2618L v3), 8 cores each at 2.3 GHz, and 2 TB of local storage. Two AMD v8800 graphics cards drive two Sony SRX-S105 projectors with polarizing shutter filters at 4096 x 2160 pixels. The system is controlled by a RGB Spectrum MediaWall 4500 processor with 24 inputs and 12 outputs. The video processor provides digital and analog video inputs for TV/DVD/laptop computers. The workstation is compatible with most digital video formats. The room is also equipped with 7.1 surround sound.
Compilers: We have the latest GNU and Intel C/C++/Fortran compiler and PGI compiler suites, as well as Nvidia’s CUDA compiler for GPU computing. We also maintain compilers for other languages as requested including Java.
Programming environments: We maintain several versions of Python, Matlab, and R, as well as several other languages and environments. These environments include many commonly used third-party libraries and packages.
Data-processing tools: These include programs for dealing with large-scale data formats, like HDF5 and NetCDF.
Numerical libraries: These include Intel’s Math Kernel Library (MKL), a set of highly tuned linear algebra routines; the GNU Scientific Library (GSL); FFTW Fourier transform library; and others.
Community codes: We have a large number of commonly-used scientific software packages including codes for molecular dynamics, such as LAMMPS and NAMD; and visualization, such as ParaView; and many more.
We provide trainings and workshops to learn about more advanced features and capabilities of our high performances computers and software. Courses are offered through the HPE DSI.