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Computational Science and Visualization Laboratory

Through the Canada Foundation for Innovation New Opportunities program, a subset of faculty members involved in the Master of Science in Modelling and Computational Science program have established a Computational Science and Visualization Laboratory. The laboratory consists of:

  • One SGI Fuel Visual workstation;
  • Six all-purpose dual-Opteron 250 IBM A Pro workstations;
  • A central data storage system; and
  • The necessary infrastructure.

The SGI workstation is a specialized machine ideal for the visualization of 3D scientific data. The IBM workstations are used to run software such as MATLAB, MAPLE, and FEMLAB, which are indispensable tools for:

  • Preliminary investigation;
  • Problem formulation;
  • Less intensive visualization; and
  • Complete analysis of moderately sized problems.
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