After months of planning, the construction of our visualization lab started on Monday. Already, I am impressed with the speed of their work in renovating the space that was a classroom. Hopefully we can have the equipment installed by the end of the month. Then we'll start working on setting up the computers that drive … Continue Reading ››
A few weeks ago, I was interviewed by Charlie Bennett, who runs the North Avenue Lounge show on Georgia Tech's student radio station. I had a great time during the show. We chatted about my homecoming to Georgia Tech, my research, and the construction of the visualization lab for our group. The show will … Continue Reading ››
We have four new members to our group, starting in the Spring semester. Chao Shi, a second-year graduate student, will be focusing on black hole growth from both stellar-sized and massive seeds. Three undergraduate students, Erin Caldwell, Vasiliy Demchenko, and Martin Halicek, will be joining the group, obtaining valuable experience in astrophysics research and learning … Continue Reading ››
Last week, I got word that the 16-core processors were available for order from our supplier. I placed an order for our dedicated cluster that will be composed of
- 8 nodes each with 64 cores and 256GB of RAM
- A total of 512 cores and 2TB of RAM
- QDR Infiniband interconnect
- 48TB of long-term storage space. Scratch space is … Continue Reading ››
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the field of computational and theoretical cosmology at the Center for Relativistic Astrophysics (CRA) in the Georgia Institute of Technology. The successful candidate will work in conjunction with Dr. John Wise. The position is for 2 years with a possible extension to 3 years, depending on funding … Continue Reading ››
AMD just announced that their 16-core Opteron "Interlagos" processors are now in production. First they will be shipped to retailers for testing in their platform, and then later in Q4 they will be available to the public. This is great news for the group because our new 512-core cluster will be based on the Interlagos … Continue Reading ››
The yt team has released version 2.2. The major addition to this release is the GUI Reason that uses web browsers as a platform to interact with your local or remote data. For information, read their announcement!
After building and hosting this website's skeleton on my personal desktop for the last two months, I've migrated the site and its database to the Georgia Tech's web servers. In addition, I snagged the subdomain cosmo.gatech.edu. This will be our virtual home now.