*CIS(theta), 2016-2017 *

*Dec **Meeting**: Fire Up The Cluster**!*

This month's meeting was about introducing the idea of a COTS or COW Linux Cluster running MPI. COTS, BTW, stands for Commodity Off The Shelf. In other words, a cluster made of commonly available hardware such as the PCs in my classroom!

We downloaded the latest ISO of the Pelican HPC DVD which can boot up the whole room in about 5 minutes! We couldn't get all 100 cores running for some reason. However, we did get 88 cores running at bout 44 GFLOPs.

__2016-2017 MANDATORY MEETINGS__

09/14/2016 (organizational meeting)

10/26/2016 (installing Ubuntu 16.10 64bit)

11/09/2016 (installing Ubuntu 16.10 64bit)

12/14/2016 (Pelican HPC DVD)

01/11/2017 (openSSH Public Keys)

02/08/2017 (openMPI Software Stack)

03/08/2017 (Fractal Plots)

03/22/2017 (Fractal Zoom Movie)

(03/29/2017 is a make up day)

04/26/2017 (POVRAY Animation)

05/10/2017 (Blender Animation)

(05/24/2017 is a make up day)

So, what's all this good for aside from making a Fractal Zoom or Shrek Movie?

SETI Search

Econometrics

Bioinformatics

Protein Folding

Beal Conjecture

Scientific Computing

Computational Physics

Mersenne Prime Search

Computational Chemistry

Computational Astronomy

Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Computer Algebra Systems (CAS)

These are but a few examples of using Computer Science to solve problems in Mathematics and the Sciences (STEAM). In fact, many of these applications fall under the heading of Cluster Programming or Super Computing. These problems typically take too long to process on a single PC, so we need a lot more horse power. Next time, maybe we'll just use Titan!

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*Membership (alphabetic by first name):*

CIS(theta) 2016-2017:

DanielD(12), JevanyI(12), JuliaL(12), MichaelC(12) , MichaelS(12), YaminiN(12)

CIS(theta) 2015-2016:

BenR(11), BrandonL(12), DavidZ(12), GabeT(12), HarrisonD(11), HunterS(12), JacksonC(11), SafirT(12), TimL(12)

CIS(theta) 2014-2015:

BryceB(12), CheyenneC(12), CliffordD(12), DanielP(12), DavidZ(12), GabeT(11), KeyhanV(11), NoelS(12), SafirT(11)

CIS(theta) 2013-2014:

BryanS(12), CheyenneC(11), DanielG(12), HarineeN(12), RichardH(12), RyanW(12), TatianaR(12), TylerK(12)

CIS(theta) 2012-2013:

Kyle Seipp(12)

CIS(theta) 2011-2012:

Graham Smith(12), George Abreu(12), Kenny Krug(12), LucasEager-Leavitt(12)

CIS(theta) 2010-2011:

David Gonzalez(12), Herbert Kwok(12), Jay Wong(12), Josh Granoff(12), Ryan Hothan(12)

CIS(theta) 2009-2010:

Arthur Dysart(12), Devin Bramble(12), Jeremy Agostino(12), Steve Beller(12)

CIS(theta) 2008-2009:

Marc Aldorasi(12), Mitchel Wong(12)

CIS(theta) 2007-2008:

Chris Rai(12), Frank Kotarski(12), Nathaniel Roman(12)

CIS(theta) 1988-2007:

A. Jorge Garcia, Gabriel Garcia, James McLurkin, Joe Bernstein, ... too many to mention here!

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*Happy Linux Clustering,*

*AJG*

*Well, that's all folks**,*