SCREMS: Scientific Computing Environments for Mathematical Sciences

Project: Research project

Project Details


A group of researchers in the Department of Mathematics at Penn State

will purchase a symmetrical multiprocessor (SMP) cluster, and a

visualization server. The new equipment will be used to support

various ongoing mathematical research projects including number

theory, numerical solution of partial differential equations,

mathematical modeling and numerical simulations for hydrogen fuel

cells, modeling in fluid dynamics and material sciences, mathematical

modeling and numerical simulations in biological sciences, analysis

and implementation of new cutting-edge numerical techniques and

parallel algorithms. Most of the models and applications from these

projects are described by systems of partial or ordinary differential

equations and their numerical solutions rely on intensive computations

that require high memory capacity and high memory bandwidth. The

shared memory computer to be purchased will serve well for these

requirements and will significantly enhance the proposers' research


The research projects that benefit from the new equipment range from

the very basic mathematical research such as number theory to very

practical applications such as mathematical modeling and numerical

simulations of hydrogen fuel cells that have vital national interests

(for security and environment). The proposers communicate and

collaborate on a various research subjects within the department as

well as across the university. Such collaborations provide a

stimulating environment for the training of graduate students,

postdoctoral fellows, as well as junior faculty members. The proposed

equipment will also aid existing, and provide solid computational base

for new joint projects with researchers from other sciences and


Effective start/end date9/1/068/31/07


  • National Science Foundation: $111,000.00


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