Daresbury VMT PowerWall

Production server

Fakespace Beacon DMSX+ system which we have had since 1/10/2006. This was previously driven by an SGI Prism with 4x FireGL X3 graphics pipes. Now driven from a high-end 16-core PC server running RHEL5.3 with a dual-port nVidia Quadro FX 5600 GPU. The system was re-commissioned by MechDyne in September 2009. Currently installed software includes:

NW-GRID Sun Cluster

The NW-GRID systems can be used as back end parallel data processing and rendering engines. See http://www.nw-grid.ac.uk/Daresbury . Software currently installed includes:

Development server

System: Viglen Genie Xeon Pro machine as development system. Currently installed software includes:

  • VTK - from Gentoo distro
  • OpenMotif - from Gentoo distro
  • OpenDX - formerly IBM Data Explorer, from Gentoo distro
  • Gimp - from Gentoo distro
  • xv - from Gentoo distro
  • ParaView - from Gentoo distro. Did not install paraview GUI because of incorrect QT4 settings, so installed from binary.
  • R - from Gentoo distro to follow
  • GraphViz - from Gentoo distro. Includes dot. Useful for visualising very large network diagrams.
  • VisIt 2.0 - from LLNL sources, being tested
  • Blender3D 2.49a - open source 3D video movie software
  • SciRun - to be installed soon - from University of Utah
  • VMD - to be installed soon - from University of Illinois

Other Packages being considered:

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