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 capabilities. 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 engineering

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


  • National Science Foundation: $111,000.00
  • National Science Foundation: $111,000.00


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