On a co-investment basis, the high-performance computing company will supply hardware and software to be used by research teams involved in projects under the auspices of Cal-(IT)2 (pronounced cal-eye-tee-squared). SGI has already installed an SGI Onyx 3400 visualization system for Cal-(IT)2 use at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, a graduate school and research center at UCSD, representing a co-investment of $210,000.
SGI supports the widest possible variety of software applications for visualization and multiprocessor computing in the Earth sciences, and the new machine allows us to undertake advanced visualization projects now, said Larry Smarr, Cal-(IT)2 director and professor of computer science and engineering at UCSDs Irwin and Joan Jacobs School of Engineering. We are working on interdisciplinary projects to enhance fundamental scientific understanding that will require tremendous amounts of computing power and graphics capabilities. Early applications will include real-time monitoring and visualization of active seismic signals gathered over a wireless network.
Now that our collaboration has begun, we look forward to close co-operation and engagement in addressing our mutual agenda of building the capacity for broadband visualization over long distances, said Walter Stewart, SGI Director, Global Marketing, Research and Education.
The SGI Onyx"3400 visualization system installed at the Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics at Scripps Institution will drive a large-scale immersive visualization display, part of an optically-linked metro-area collaborative environment for analyzi
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