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SOFTWARE: SALES, INSTALLATION, SERVICES



2007

October

NUS: Compilation and testing of serial and parallel version of CPMD

March

NUS: We are proud to be selected for implementing the NUS campuswide BioPortal. The project will be based on an all OpenSource software stack comprised of Linux, Java, GridSphere and Apache Tomcat, supporting established standards such as JSR168/JSR286 and WSRP. We hope to contribute improvements and new code back to some of these projects.

RHEL Licenses to NUS , about 170 total.

January

NTU: Sales, installation and commissioning of Accelrys MaterialStudio

2006

June

NUS: Sale, installation and commissioning of Accelrys MaterialStudio

April

NTU: Sale, installation and commissioning of Accelrys MaterialStudio in client-server mode

February

A-STAR: We will be installing Accelrys Materials Studio on a 100-node Opteron cluster

NTU: We will be installing Accelrys Materials Studio and Gaussian G03, pathscale compilers, PGI etc on the Dual core Opteron cluster.  Additional SUSE Linux SLES9 licenses sold to A-STAR

NUS: Completed Grid File system installation

2005

December

A-STAR: Configuring Stereo mode for BioInformatics apps.

NUS:

Compilation and Installation of Electronic Structure programs

Setting up, configuring job manager and adding 56+ Sun SPARC nodes to the campus grid

NTU: Multiple Pathscale licenses for Opteron clusters

October

A-STAR: Novell SUSE Enterprise Server license sales completed

August

BII, A-STAR: Pathscale compiler licenses.

July

NUS: Solve code compilation problems and install Intel Fortran 9 compiler

May

NUS Computing Centre: Intel compilers for x86_64, HPC libraries and tools as part of cluster

April

Novartis: NPL will commission Accelrys/Scitegic Pipeline Pilot at Novartis

February

Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUS: Purchases perpetual licensed PathScale compilers, including installation and support

2004

September

NTU: Sales and services for ICSD and CaRine software

NUS (Dept. of Computer Science): Sales and services for multiple copies of Pathscale compiler suite.

August

  • Tripos on Linux: Tripos on IBM Z-Pro IA32/Linux workstation for Novartis completed Autodock on IBM p670.
  • AIX: compiled and installed autodock for the Dept. of BioScience, NUS on the p670, AIX server

July

CNX2002: Completed installing Accelrys Inc CNX2002, crystallography and NMR software for the Dept of Biological Sciences

May

Cyana on p670: Completed fixing bugs and compiling cyana on IBM p670, AIX server for Dept of Biological Science, NUS

Apart from consulting, hardware, and services (software, configuration and training), we also have executed software projects, mostly porting or enabling scientific code to be run on Linux and high-end IBM pSeries systems.



Here's a short list of such projects:

  • CNS: Ported from proprietary UNIX to Linux on Itanium2, Opteron, POWER4
  • MolPro: Compiled under POWER4/AIX with Optimisations
  • VASP: Compiled under POWER4/AIX with Optimisations and 64-bit memory access.
  • MVIA



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COMPUTATIONAL CLUSTERS: LINUX/UNIX BASED



2007

December

Digital Media

Please watch this space for announcement of another exciting project: Cluster/Render farm for Digital Media!

Vietnam University

  • Cluster for Grid Computing
  • Configuration, Installation and Commissioning of a Linux HPC cluster.
  • HPC Training
  • Sun x64 systems , Solaris Management node, Linux compute nodes and InfiniBand interconnect from Voltaire.

November

NUS: Extension of HPC cluster with additional IBM System-X 3755 (8-core) AMD64 system, Linux OS and HPC tools and applications

October

NTU: Completion of Microsoft WCCS cluster for SCE on IBM Bladecenter

September

NTU: We will be commissioning Windows HPC cluster based on WCCS, IBM Blades

August

NUS: Extend IBM GPFS to new cluster with 64 nodes (256 CPU)

NEA: Installation, services for commissioning IBM Blades cluster with Hitachi SAN for National Environment Agency, Singapore

IME: Commission a IBM xSeries, RHEL Linux server for Materials Studio

July

DSTA: Commission IBM RHEL Server

April

NUS TMSI: Installation and Services for IBM Blades cluster and 8TB IBM DS3000 storage

NTU SCBE:

  • New 10-node IBM x3550 based cluster for HPC
  • 10Gb/s Voltaire InfiniBand upgrade
  • 2.4TB IBM FC Storage

March

NTU Temasek Labs: We will commission the IBM cluster (e325/e326, xcat and CentOS x86_64) to be used for weather modelling

February

NTU: Upgrades to the IBM cluster in progress

Indonesia: We have completed a Grid computing cluster in Indonesia based on Sun Microsystems' Opteron servers (x4100s) and Solaris x64 OS with Solaris HPC stack.

2006

August

NUS : IBM x3755 Cluster with IB

Soon after IBM announced a raft of exciting new products, with Opteron RevF and Intel Woodcrest, we have our first win of a 48-CPU Opteron cluster, 32GB RAM per server, with Voltaire HTX IB adapters (1.6uS latency), Voltaire IB switch and Linux x86_64. The cluster uses IBM x3755 4-socket, dual core AMD Opterons.

Jun-2006: IBM Blade cluster

We will provide installation and support services for an IBM BladeCenter cluster running a commercial application for a major Multinational firm. Configuration includes LS20 blades with 16GB RAM, dual-dualcore Opterons, IBM xCAT, GPFS and IBM Director software, on top of RHEL 4.x x86_64 OS

April

Defense Lab

We have won an InfiniBand interconnect (voltaire) PoC from a defence lab.

March

NUS: NUS purchases 26-CPU Dual core Opteron IBM e326 Linux cluster, Gigabit ethernet, Linux, PGI software and services for research purpose.

February

NTU:

  • We have won a 48-CPU (dual core) Opteron cluster to be used for scientific research and graduate training.
  • We have won an order for reinstalling software for a Dell cluster. The cluster will be migrated from proprietary ROCKS to OpenSource 64-bit Linux and IBM clustering software.

January

NTU: We have won an order for a 100-CPU cluster at NTU. IBM xSeries hardware and 64-bit Linux with InfiniBand interconnect. Includes 3-year IT services.

2005

August

NUS: We have won the extension of 64-bit cluster at NUS. Includes 3-years IT services.

NTU: We have won a tender to upgrade the existing 20+node x86_64 cluster with Cisco/TopSpin InfiniBand interconnect.

DSI, A-STAR: We have won a Blade server project that integrates compute and measurement blade system in a mobile unit.

July

NTU-SBS: We have won a tender to reinstall and reconfigure one cluster from the existing 32-bit RH9 (Sun v20z and HP DL145 Opteron servers, about 40CPUs) with IBM xCAT and Linux x86_64 OS, apps and HPC libraries. This reinstall will provide 64-bit OS with 32-bit code execution capability.

June

SMA-NUS: We have won a tender to reinstall and reconfigure three clusters (two x86 IBM 70 CPU and one HP Itanium2 60 CPU) with IBM xCAT and RHEL derived Linux OS, apps and HPC libraries. This reinstall will solve many problems as well as provide stable, secure and reliable clusters for SMA.

March

Computer Center, National university of Singapore: We have won the tender for High Performance Computational Cluster. The cluster is built from IBM Bladecenters, with Intel EM64T based Blades, Infiniband interconnect, Linux, LSF, compilers, libraries and other HPC software.Includes Support Services from NovaGlobal.

January

NUS Computer Centre: Additional compute nodes/database server nodes, IBM BladeServer with Intel EM64T CPUs.

2004

November

Novartis Institute of Tropical Diseases: We have won the project to extend the Linux cluster at Novartis, additional 10 nodes of Dual Opteron IBM e326 will be added.

October

Bio-Informatics Cluster at GIS, A-STAR: GIS has awarded an Opteron Cluster to NovaGlobal. IBM Opteron e326 based, Linux 64-bit O/S, and IBM GPFS parallel filesystem.

September

NUS Dept of Mechanical Engg (MPE) picks NovaGlobal for its cluster requirement

We have won the tender for a 12-node cluster IBM e325 dual Opteron, (compute, Storage and head nodes), Foundry GbE switch, Linux (64-bit Opteron Linux OS) and xCAT cluster toolkit.

April

NUS Chemical and BioEngineering picks Dell for hardware and NovaGlobal to provide services for installing a cluster.

March

Republic Polytechnic (RP): Bio-Informatics Server

  • We have won the BioInformatics server project from RP.
  • Hardware: IBM p630 Quad 64bit CPU POWER4+ 1.45GHz, 8GB RAM, 450GB RAID storage.
  • Software: AIX 5.2, Accelrys GCG Wisconsin and a suite of Open Source Applications

NUS Computer Center:

  • We have won the tender for a Computational Cluster at NUS Computer Center.
  • Hardware: IBM Bladecenter, Intel IA32 architecture based
  • Software: Linux 32-bit, ROCKS clustering software

BII to purchase a 5-node dual Opteron cluster

Novartis Institute of Tropical Diseases: Drug Discovery IT Infrastructure

With excellent support from IBM, we have won the project for setting up the IT facility for Drug Research for solving major tropical illnesses.

The facility will comprise of the following Hardware/Software:

  • x365 server: Intel XeonMP, 32-bit Linux, Oracle, Apache, Tomcat and othe BioIT apps
  • Four node, eight CPU Opteron Cluster: 64-bit Linux for AMD64 and other BioInf Apps
  • Foundry high performance switch
  • High-end Graphics workstations IBM Z-Pro: Dual boot, WinXP and Linux with a suite of Drug Discovery programs.

February

iHPC 50-CPU AMD64 Opteron based Linux 64-bit Cluster

We have won the tender for commissioning Singapore's largest AMD Opteron 2.2GHz based Linux 64-bit cluster. More details will be published later

iHPC Dual CPU Opteron systems for visualisation cluster running 64-bit Linux

We will be commissioning this four node cluster during early March-2004

January

ICES, A-STAR: 10-node Linux 32-bit cluster

We will be commissioning an IBM x345 based 10-node (20 CPU Intel Xeon 3.06GHz DP) Cluster. The OS is Linux 32-bit, IBM xCAT cluster toolkit, Mathworks MATLAB and Accelrys Materials Studio will be the primary cluster applications, apart from MPI based custom code. The work is expected to start after ICES moves to Jurong Island.

2003

September

NUS SoC 32-node Intel IA32 Cluster

The cluster comprises of 32 compute nodes, storage/management nodes, with gigabit interconnect. The hardware is from IBM (x345, x335), Cisco switches, APC UPS. The processors are Intel Xeon 3GHz.

Software: RedHat Linux 8, IBM CSM (Cluster System Management), MPI, optimised BLAS libs etc.

August

NTU EEE 16 node Cluster

We have installed a 16-node Dual Xeon 3.06GHz (Intel IA32), Linux cluster at NTU, School of Electrical and Electronic Engg. The primary applications are Matlab and parallel C/C++ programs. The cluster toolkit used is NPACI ROCKS v3.0 Ganglia screenshot

Singapore Polytechnic BioCluster

NovaGlobal provided technical configuration, pre-sales for four 4-way IBM x445 2.8GHz XeonMP cluster, possibly Asia's first. The cluster utilises IBM's innovative design and Summit chipset to scale the IA32 MP system to 16 SMP system. This project has made it into IBM sales literature as an unique achievement. IBM directly executed this project.

June

China National Grid Project

NovaGlobal provided Quadrics interconnect consulting, installation for the 5TeraFlop cluster and solving technical problems hindering the performance. The project consists of 256node (1024 CPU) Itanium2-Quadrics-Linux (Intel IA64) cluster. Partnering with Legend Computer of Beijing (Lenovo, now), for the CNIC-Computer Network Information Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences. This project is part of China National Grid. The Linpack efficiency topped 82%, you can see this cluster listed at #12 on the 2003 Top500 List

April

NUS, Dept of Computational Science, IBM p655 Cluster

With three 8-way 64bit Power4 CPU systems, 16GB memory persystem (total 48GB), AIX and Linux dual boot, with Quadrics Supercomputing Cluster Interconnect.

Press Release

March

Bio-Informatics Institute, A-STAR, Singapore

Installation of 64 node, 128CPU (dual P3) 32bit Linux/Quadrics Cluster at BII,Singapore complete. NovaGlobal role was to commission the cluster interconnect (Quadrics), setting-up Linux, Quadrics drivers for the nodes. The viper cluster has gone live and running troublefree for more than a year, non-stop. The URL is http://viper.bii-sg.org

2002

NUS

4 unit HP quad-Itanium1 800 MHz Linux-Myrinet biocluster commissioned at BII 2001

4 unit AMD AthlonMP 1.4 GHz Linux biocluster project completed at BII, Singapore

May

IMCB Cluster completed

NovaGlobal commissioned Singapore's first Bioinformatics Supercomputing Cluster at IMCB (Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology)

72-CPU (66 1-CPU & 2 4-CPU) Compaq Alpha Tru64 biocluster at IMCB

NovaGlobal has played a crucial role in commissioning Singapore's first Bioinformatics Supercomputing Cluster

The cluster is housed in the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, National University of Singapore. Phase I of the cluster, comprising over twenty high performance 64-bit UNIX servers and a SAN storage subsystem with 500GB of storage, was commissioned on 5 May 2001, having passed the entire suite of User Acceptance Tests with flying colours at least week ahead of time.

Phase II of the cluster was successfully commissioned on 17 July 2001, again ahead of the expected August deadline. This phase saw an addition of 50 servers plus another 1.5TB of storage for a total of more than 70 servers, some of them in VLM (Very Large Memory) and/or high-availablity configuration, and 2TB of storage.

All hardware and system software for the cluster were provided by a Fortune 100 company. NovaGlobal was engaged as the system integrator to deliver a complete turnkey solution to the end customer. Besides the usual systems setup, NovaGlobal installed clustering software like PVM, MPI and LSF and Bioinformatics software like Blast and Ensembl, and ensure that all these software are integrated seamlessly within the cluster. What made the project even more challenging was the fact the that cluster operates on a a commercial UNIX - where most of the clustering and bioinformatics software had to be built from (at times patchy) source, rather than Linux, the preferred OS for Beowulf clusters, and for which pre-packaged clustering solutions abound.

2001

August

NUS: NovaGlobal implements Singapore's first AthlonMP based Workstation Cluster of 28 unit AMD dual AthlonMP and 1.2 GHz Linux w/s farm.

In August 2001 NovaGlobal deployed Singapore's first cluster of high-end workstations based on the new AthlonMP processor from AMD. Press Release by AMD

1997

September

Beowulf Clusters

Note: The cluster was installed at the Department of Computational Science, National University of Singapore. While NovaGlobal as a company was not directly involved in any way in the cluster, our technical staff comprised about two thirds of the team that proposed, implemented, and deployed the cluster.

The cluster comprised 16 Pentium-Pro nodes each running at 200MHz and equipped with 64MB of RAM and dual fast ethernet controllers. The OS was Redhat Linux 5.0. It was used mainly for running PVM/MPI type jobs. In early 2000 the cluster was decommissioned in favour of NovaGlobal's high performance AlphaStorm workstations each equipped with two 667MHz Alpha 21264 ev67 processors and 2 / 4GB of memory, and with each workstation providing about the same sustained useable computing power as the entire Beowulf cluster.



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STANDALONE SERVERS, WORKSTATIONS, EQUIPMENT



2007

February

A-STAR: Sell, install Voltaire InfiniBand HCAs and Switches for HPC cluster (project with NCS)

NUS: Commission 4 diskless servers, IBM x3755 (4-socket/8-core Opteron) for running scientific code.

2006

July

NUS: Commissioned IBM x366, with 4-CPU and 32GB RAM. Runs CentOS4 x86_64. The system will be used by NUS for research into FEA

March

Commissioned IBM x206 based CentOS4 x86_64 Linux server for SCM, webpublishing at a prestigious Singapore Enterprise. This includes one day training on Subversion and Apache.

February

We will be installing four high-end technical workstations at NTU, dual boot, with many scientific and OpenSource applications pre-installed. We have commissioned 12 workstation cluster at NTU.

2005

November

NUS: We will be providing the department with a large memory IBM x336 server system with 64-bit Linux for Biological research

July

A-STAR: Please visit this page after a few days for the announcement of an interesting project that we won recently.

May

AirSahara, India: Large order for Flight Management Computer equipment from AirSahara (Airlines based in India) completed.

April

NUS: Upgrade to IBM A-Pro workstation, added one more CPU and 8GB RAM for large scale FEA problem solving.

2004

December

School of Computing, NUS

We have won a tender for supplying a 4-way Opteron server with 8GB RAM

November

Novartis Institute of Tropical Diseases

We have won an order for a high end BioInformatics workstation, model IBM Z-Pro.

October

Department of Physics, NUS

NovaGlobal will install and provide support services for an IBM POWER5 CPU based 64-bit server at NUS. This is the first POWER5 deployment in Singapore Education sector.

Hardware: Model p5-570, 8x1.65GHz, 16GB RAM, 2x73GB SCSI disks

Software: AIX 5.x and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for POWER, Highly optimized Scientific Libraries, Compilers, Suite of Open Source and Scientific Applications

NovaGlobal support services

September

Temasek Labs, NUS: Buys dual Opteron-248, 16GB workstation, running 64-bit Linux from NovaGlobal.

SoC, NUS: We have won the tender for a 4-way Opteron (848), 8GB RAM server running 64-bit Linux

August

Department of MPE, NUS: Buys Opteron-248, 8GB workstation, running 64-bit Linux from NovaGlobal.

March

BII places order for IBM e325 64 bit Opteron Linux server

Novartis Institute of Tropical Diseases: Drug Discovery IT Infrastructure

With excellent support from IBM, we have won the project for setting up the IT facility for Drug Research for solving major tropical illnesses.

The facility will comprise of the following Hardware/Software:

  • x365 server: Intel XeonMP, 32-bit Linux, Oracle, Apache, Tomcat and othe BioIT apps
  • Four node, eight CPU Opteron Cluster: 64-bit Linux for AMD64 and other BioInf Apps
  • Foundry high performance switch
  • High-end Graphics workstations IBM Z-Pro: Dual boot, WinXP and Linux with a suite of Drug Discovery programs.

Republic Polytechnic: Bio-Informatics Server

We have won the BioInformatics server project from RP.

Hardware: IBM p630 Quad 64bit CPU POWER4+ 1.45GHz, 8GB RAM, 450GB RAID storage.

Software: AIX 5.2, Accelrys GCG Wisconsin and a suite of Open Source Applications Singapore Poly Dual Opteron Server

We have been awarded the Dual Opteron 2.0GHz server for School of E&E. Dual Boot (Windows and Linux-64), will be used for Biomedical instrumentation development.

ICES, A-STAR: IBM p630 Quad CPU (POWER4+ 1.45GHz), AIX v5.2 (64bit UNIX-OS)

We will commission the system during this month. The end user applications are Fluent CFD software and Matlab apart from several Computational Chemistry applications. We work with CSA on this project.

February

LTA: Dual Xeon Graphics workstation

We have commissioned the Intel Dual Xeon 3.06GHz/1MB L3 CPU based, nVidia Quadro FX1000 dual DVI adapter, Creative Audigy2, Windows XP-Pro with Sony 21" display system for high end Graphics design work.

January

ICES/ASTAR: SGI Indigo2 / IRIX Setup

Completed setting up SGI Indigo2 / IRIX system with Fluent and Matlab applications. NovaGlobal is proud to have played a part in NIE BioLab.

NIE BioLab was launched on 23-Sep-2003. Press Release (pdf 24.28 Kb). NovaGlobal was responsible for integrating all the systems. viz.,the Bio-workstation software, installing GCG Wisconsin on the p660 server, linking up the wetlab equipment with the server. The lab sports 24 Linux workstations and a p660 64bit IBM server, along with several wetlab equipment.

You can learn more about NIE here

2003

September

ISS, NUS:

We have won the tender for Four IBM x445 servers to be used as Oracle DB and Webservers (MS Windows 2000 Servers) for an e-learning application. NovaGlobal role is to commission the hardware while ISS staff will configure the systems software & applications.

July

NUS, Dept of Biological Science:

  • Deployed 2 Dell Precision 360 Linux Workstations for Bio-informatics related applications. P4-3GHz/800MHz FSB, 1GB RAM, 120GB SATA, RedHat Linux Prof 9, kernel 2.4.22-pre2.
  • Deployed IBM ZPro Dual 3GHz Win2003 Server for embedded chip design

April

Installed EpicStorm4 Quad Intel Itanium2 McKinley system running RedHat Linux AS 2.1 for IA64. The system runs custom code as well as VASP. Upgraded to Quad Madison 1.5GHz processors successfully.

February

NUS, Dept of Physics: Installed EpicStorm4 Quad Intel Itanium2 system running RedHat Linux 7.2 for IA64. The system is used to run VASP and CASTEP

January

Completed the porting of Crystallography software from proprietary UNIX to Linux/IA64. Successfully Completed Older Projects

2002

October

NUS:

  • 20 unit HP dual-Itanium2 900 MHz HP-UX w/s farm in NUS
  • 24 IBM Linux workstations, 1 IBM p660 64bit server (AIX) w/s software configuration/installation completed at NIE (NTU campus)
  • Installed EpicStorm4 Quad Itanium2 Server running RedHat Linux 7.2/IA64 for Crystallography and Molecular studies: Dept Of Biological Sciences

2000

NUS: 15 unit x Compaq Alpha EV67 667 MHz 1 GB Tru64 UNIX w/s farm in NUS with additional 6 units to the 10 unit cluster from 1999 in NUS

1999

  • 10 unit dual Alpha EV67 667 MHz 4 GB Tru64 UNIX w/s farm in NUS
  • 106 unit x dual AlphaEV6 500 MHz 2 GB Tru64 UNIX w/s farm in China

1998

NUS: 4-node dual AlphaEV6 500 MHz 2 GB Tru64 UNIX farm.



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TRAINING AND SEMINARS PROVIDED OR ARRANGED



2008

December

NUS

(Dec 19-20)

Participated in ChemBio tech’08 conference on 19th Dec and 20th Dec 2008 in the Faculty of Engineering, NUS with a booth set up to provide more information on our Accelrys products.

(Dec 9)

A training session on Accelrys Discovery Studio 2.1 (Access all the tools you need for Life Sciences Discovery in One Place) was conducted by our applications engineer for computational sciences, Vimala Selvaraj, at the NUS computer centre.

2007

ICMAT 2007

We hosted a booth for Accelrys at ICMAT-2007 held at Suntec City

May

NUS: A seminar on Accelrys Discovery Studio was conducted.

2006

December

NTU: We worked with Accelrys to support the Tri-Conference (Materials Science) in Singapore.

September

NUS, SVU: One day seminar on "Accelrys Discovery Studio: An integrated approach to Life Science Discovery Informatics" completed

GIS, A-STAR: Protein Modelling and Simulation: Structure based Drug Design integrated with Data Pipelining by Accelrys conducted

March

NTU: Completed one day training on "Rational Drug Design" by Dr. Seshimo from Accelrys, Japan

December

NTU: Half day training on "Introduction to InfiniBand" and "Using InfiniBand" completed

2005

August

ICES, A-STAR

  • Half day training on "easy introduction to Linux"
  • Half day training on "Advanced Linux topics"
  • Half day training on "Enduser scientific computing"

NUS: One day focussed training on GPFS, xCAT and InfiniBand

May (24 & 25)

We have successfully completed two short seminars on Intel Software Tools:

  • The first one was held at NUS Computer Center, attended by 15 researchers.
  • The second session was held at IHPC, attended by 12 researchers from A-STAR.

We would like to thank NUS and IHPC for hosting the training and Sridharan, from Intel, Santa Clara for sharing his expertise.

April

NUS, Dept of Physics: A short course on IBM p570 POWER5 server and Optimising Code with IBM XLF, XLC was completed.

March

One day introduction to cluster computing at ICES, A-STAR was completed.

2004

September

Dept of Computer Science, NUS: Advanced Parallel Programming Arranged by NovaGlobal

August

NUS Computer Center:  Two sessions of training for about 70 NUS undergraduates have been completed with the topic: Introduction to Linux, LSF and Parallel Computing, MPI

NUS Dept of Biological Science: Introduction to IBM pSeries servers and AIX, using DBS applications on UNIX.

July

Dept of CBE, NUS: Introduction to Linux, Clusters and SGE

ICES: Introduction to Linux, Linux clusters, SGE, Matlab on Linux clusters

May

Republic Polytechnic: Using Accelrys Wisconsin on IBM UNIX server

2003

November

School of EEE, NTU: Introduction to Linux, SGE, MPI and Parallel Computing, using MATLAB on Linux clusters.



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