Software development specialists at the Ohio Supercomputer Center have released Local Area Multiprocessor (LAM) to the parallel processing and cluster computing community. LAM has been ported to several leading UNIX machines such as Sun, SGI, RS/6000, DEC APX and to Cray running UNICOS. LAM is freely available under a GNU license via anonymous ftp from tbag.osc.edu or from gopher at gopher.osc.edu. URL is gopher: //gopher.osc.edu:70/Software/Trollius.
The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) and Cray Research, Inc. (NYSE: CYR) today announced an agreement under which OSC will acquire a 32-processor, "entry-level" version of the CRAY T3D massively parallel processing (MPP) system. The new CRAY system will fit well into OSC's existing Y-MP8/864 and Y-MP-EL/332 computing environment. The agreement calls for OSC and Cray Research to use the new systems to collaborate on advanced research projects including medical imaging. Financial terms were not disclosed.
An experiment on the Advanced Communication Technology Satellite (ACTS) which seeks funding from the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) under the Communication Networking Program has the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), Columbus, Ohio, partnering with the University of Hawaii (UH) and Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC).
OSC and ACCAD are participating in two Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS) experiments, one which may greatly impact the Great Lakes Region by forecasting changing weather patterns; and one which will affect the delivery of medical services to rural and remote locations.
Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC)National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab (GLERL)
To integrate the models, people, communications and computers required to perform a coupled storm-resolving atmospheric and Great Lakes model predictions.
ACTS Experiment Objectives
To use the high data rate channel of the NASA ACTS to:
The Chillicothe Telephone Company will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 1995. To celebrate this milestone, the company has decided to present a gift to the communities it serves. The company has agreed to make available, at no cost, the use of advanced, broad band fiber optic telecommunications facilities to connect high schools for educational purposes.