• Caltech Center for Advanced Computing Research
    Booth R0340
    Chip Chapman, chip@cacr.caltech.edu

      For almost two decades, the Center for Advanced Computing Research (CACR) and its predecessors at the California Institute of Technology have simultaneously provided leading-edge capabilities for computational science and engineering research collaborations and experimented with new technologies to help define the technical computing environment of the future. Recently, CACR has focused on the convergence of data-intensive applications with numerically intensive computing and the associated storage, networking, and visualization challenges. Interactive demonstrations will illustrate progress in research collaborations including Caltech's Center for Simulation of Dynamic Response of Materials, the GriPhyN and Particle Physics Data Grid (PPDG) projects, the Digital Sky and Virtual Sky projects, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), and CACR's participation in the National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure (NPACI). System and architectural issues, including the role of Beowulf-class clusters spanning these applications, will also be featured.