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									Introduction to SCV


                    Erik Brisson
                  Boston University
      Scientific Computing and Visualization
SCV Provides




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SCV Provides
• High-performance, parallel computing systems
  and networks
• Scientific code parallelization and optimization
• Scientific data visualization
• High-performance and high-resolution
  interactive three-dimensional graphics
• Virtual environments/virtual reality
• Consulting and training
• Network-based video conferencing and
  collaboration tools

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SCV as a service group
SCV < OIT < UIST
CCS (Center for Computational Science)
SCV functional subgroups
     Systems Administration
     Scientific Programming
     Graphics Programming and Consulting




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SCV Supercomputing History
Thinking Machines CM-2 (1988)
Thinking Machines CM-5 (1992)
SGI Origin2000 (2000)
IBM pSeries (2002)
IBM Linux Cluster (2003)
IBM BlueGene (2005)
IBM BladeCenter Linux Cluster (2007)




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SCV other activities of interest
Working with large BU projects
     CISM, ATLAS, Earlab
Working with external partners
     Mariner, PACI, NASA
Education and Outreach
     HiPArt, BPC, IMAX
Arts
     BU CFA, CyberArts, SIGGRAPH, Lost in Space




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Artworld “family portrait”




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