MIT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
Martin Z. Bazant
R. Ruben Rosales
Simulation of advection-diffusion-limited aggregation. (J. Choi)
Discrete-element simulation of granular flow in a draining silo (C. Rycroft).
The Applied Mathematics Computational Laboratory is a facility for high-performance scientific computation in the Department of Mathematics, featuring a 32-processor Beowulf cluster (16 dual-processor Athlon MP 2000+, each has 1.67 GHz CPU and 1 GB memory): heaviside.mit.edu. The AMCL is available to the entire Department and other special users at MIT for both research and teaching purposes, subject to our usage policy. Our Beowulf cluster was initially setup by Kevin Chu and Dion Harmon under the direction of Prof. Bazant in 2003. The cluster has been used in discrete-element and spot-model simulations of granular flow, molecular dynamics of radiation damage in ceramics, nonlinear waves in lakes, and Advection-Diffusion-Limited Aggregation.