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NCACM utilizes a variety of computer resources, including hardware and software, to conduct research. All systems are directly networked to the larger UNLV network backbone. There are currently:

  • Twenty high-end PCs in use throughout the facility,
  • Two SGI workstations,
  • 18-node PC-clustering beowulf system,
  • Direct access to SGI Onyx 3800 Supercomputer located at the National Supercomputing Center for Energy and the Environment (NSCEE).
    SGI Onyx 3800 system
    NCACM also utilizes a multitude of software to accomplish its goals.

  • NCACM has exclusively developed an in-house program called GWADAPT for groundwater contaminant modeling.
  • The core programming languages used to develop programs include Visual J++, Visual C/C++, Visual Basic, Fortran, and Perl.
  • Database development includes MySQL for UNIX systems and SQL Server for Windows-based systems.
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software packages include COMSOL, STAR-CD, FEFLOW, ANSYS and MODFLOW.
  • Compressible fluid flow utilizes Sub2D, Sub3D, and Super3D. Plotting and calculating programs are performed through TecPlot, Array Visualizer, MATLAB, and MathCAD software.
  • Image processing is handled through Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and GoLive.
  • Video conferencing equipment for distance communication.
  • Data acquisition from measuring instruments are read in and controlled from National Instruments LabVIEW software.
    National Instruments
  • Aerodynamic calculations are performed through TK Solver.TK solver


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