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Development of a High Performance Computing Cluster for ac3 Research

Project Member(s): Botten, L.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Macquarie University (Macquarie University Partnership Fund)
University of New South Wales (The University of New South Wales)
University of Sydney (The University of Sydney)
University of Wollongong
Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Infrastructure)
AC3 (OTHER-ac3)

Start year: 2003

Summary: This application proposes the development of a 350 Gflop Beowulf parallel computing cluster that will support high profile research of international significance, spanning the science and technology spectrum, and according with national priority areas identified by Government and the ARC. The facility will provide an urgently needed boost in both aggregate and peak HPC capacity in NSW, thereby facilitating the solution of the next generation of computational research problems. In doing so, it will underpin innovation by world ranking groups in diverse fields such as photonics, complex/intelligent systems, nanotechnology, bioinformatics, quantum physics and chemistry, engineering, and environmental modelling.


Botten, L, McPhedran, R, de Sterke, M, Nicorovic, N, Asatryan, A, Smith, G, Langtry, T, White, T, Fussell, D & Kuhlmey, B 2005, 'From Multipole Methods to Photonic Crystal Device Modeling' in Yasumoto, K (ed), Electromagnetic Theory and Applications for Photonic Crystals, CRC Press, Florida, USA, pp. 47-122.
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Botten, LC, White, TP, Asatryan, AA, Langtry, TN, de Sterke, CM & McPhedran, RC 2004, 'Bloch mode scattering matrix methods for modeling extended photonic crystal structures. I. Theory', PHYSICAL REVIEW E, vol. 70, no. 5, pp. 13-13.
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Botten, LC, White, TP, de Sterke, CM, McPhedran, RC, Asatryan, AA & Langtry, TN 2004, 'Photonic crystal devices modelled as grating stacks: matrix generalizations of thin film optics', OPTICS EXPRESS, vol. 12, no. 8, pp. 1592-1604.
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Campbell, S, McPhedran, RC, de Sterke, CM & Botten, LC 2004, 'Differential multipole method for microstructured optical fibers', JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA B-OPTICAL PHYSICS, vol. 21, no. 11, pp. 1919-1928.
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de Sterke, CM, Botten, LC, Asatryan, AA, White, TP & McPhedran, RC 2004, 'Modes of coupled photonic crystal waveguides', OPTICS LETTERS, vol. 29, no. 12, pp. 1384-1386.
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Langtry, T, Botten, LC, Asatryan, AA, Byrne, MA & Bourgeois, A 2004, 'Localisation and disorder in the design of 2D photonic crystal devices', ANZIAM Journal, vol. 45, pp. 744-758.

McPhedran, RC, Botten, LC, McOrist, J, Asatryan, AA, de Sterke, CM & Nicorovici, NA 2004, 'Density of states functions for photonic crystals', PHYSICAL REVIEW E, vol. 69, no. 1, pp. 16-16.
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McPhedran, RC, Smith, GH, Nicorovici, NA & Botten, LC 2004, 'Distributive and analytic properties of lattice sums', JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS, vol. 45, no. 7, pp. 2560-2578.
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Botten, LC, de Sterke, CM, Asatryan, AA, White, TP & McPhedran, RC 1970, 'Symmetry of modes in coupled photonic crystal waveguides', ACOFT/AOS '04, ACOFT, Austrlian National University, Canberra, Australia, pp. 1-3.

Keywords: High Performance Computing Computational Science Photonics Nanotechnology Complex systems Computational Chemistry

FOR Codes: Chemical sciences, Physical sciences, Telecommunications, Quantum Chemistry, Optics and Opto-electronic Physics, Theoretical Physics, Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences, Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences, Classical and Physical Optics, Algebraic Structures in Mathematical Physics, Classical and physical optics , Theoretical quantum chemistry