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Super computer does it large; Researchers tap into SHARCNET for big problems
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The Spectator - Hamilton, Ont.
Author: Faulkner, Rob
Date: Jun 1, 2006
Start Page: A.03
Section: Local
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"The critical thing is it allows you to run simulations of physical systems in very large scale," said Hugh Couchman, a Mac physics and astronomy professor. Since 2004, he's been scientific director of SHARCNET, which speeds up computing and devotes lots of memory to tackle complex problems.

Materials expert and physicist Nikolas Provatas, meanwhile, says SHARCNET's capacity will save time and money in his research of metals. He needs to model the tiny finger-like tendrils that spread when liquid aluminum cools into a solid.

Photo: Photos by Kaz Novak, the Hamilton Spectator / System administrator [Mark Hahn] works on the SHARCNET super computer.; Photo: Photos by Kaz Novak, the Hamilton Spectator / Dr. Nikolas Provatas uses it to study how aluminum cools and solidifies.

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