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EPSRC Reference: GR/M34263/01
Title: JREI: ENHANCING THE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING AT THE UNIVERSITY WALES,CARDIFF
Principal Investigator: Walker, Professor D
Other Investigators:
Thomas, Professor HR Thomas, Dr H Nelson, Dr A
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Oracle Corporation
Department: Computer Science
Organisation: Cardiff University
Scheme: JREI
Starts: 01 May 1999 Ends: 30 April 2002 Value (£): 144,748
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Civil Engineering Materials Ground Engineering
Materials testing & eng. Software Engineering
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
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In 1998 the Centre for High Performance Computing was established with university funding to serve the growing computational and research needs of the departments of Civil Engineering, Physics & Astronomy, and Computer Scien the University of Wales, Cardiff. This proposal seeks to further enhance the computational infrastructure of the Centre expanding the current 14-processor computer to 30 processors. The three departments involved have an established track- record in parallel computing, and the enhanced system will be used by a number of research groups for computationally - demanding problems. However, key areas of use will be geotechnical engineering, the design of lightweight structures, the evolution of self-gravitating systems, all of which are applications with computational requirements at the limits of existing technology. Geotechnical engineering applications include the disposal of radioactive nuclear waste, and environmental water management. The design of lightweight structures is of particular importance in the aerospace industry The study of self-gravitating systems gives insight into the formation and evolution of galaxies and stars. Computer science research will be directed at developing advanced user interfaces for the engineering and physics applications, and incorporating interval arithmetic methods into them where appropriate.
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