The Advanced CFD Group conducts their research in the new Advanced
CFD and Immersive Visualization Laboratory. This lab is equipped with
the usual PCs (operating under Windows and LINUX) and HP, SGI and Sun
UNIX workstations for source code editing, post processing and visualization.
Their high-end computing tasks are carried out, primarily, on a 256-processor
Hewlett Packard SuperDome SMP operated by the University of Kentucky Computing
High-end 3-D immersive visualization is performed in a new facility that
when completed will feature a 16-projector system operating in a three-wall
plus floor enclosure with a nearly 400 sq. ft. foot print and greater then 600 sq.
ft. of wall surface enabling full-scale 3-D visualizations of flow over
objects as large as passenger automobiles and small trucks. The system
utilizes a PC cluster and front projection with real-time shadow-removal
capabilities to provide a very cost-effective system utilizing the Open
GL graphics paradigm.