Nuclear Reactor Analysis and Particle Transport Lab at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) now has its own Beowulf cluster of Intel machines running GNU/Linux. Our laboratory research (Prof. Nam Zin Cho) in the areas of space-energy-time characteristics of neutron distribution and dynamics in nuclear reactors, and radiation transport theory, are applied to the reactor core design, particle transport, radiation protection and shielding, accelerator based transmutation reactor design, BNCT medical reactor design, high performance computing, methodology development for medical imaging, and wavelet applications.

The purpose of the KAIST*GALAXY is to demonstrate the usefulness of low cost high performance computers in nuclear engineering applications. The KAIST*GALAXY is a Beowulf-class parallel computer system consisting of currently 64 compute nodes and one frontend node with a fast switching ethernet network.

Penguins
Drawn by Myun Soo Kim. Mother penguin means the master node and daughter penguins mean 64 computer nodes. It is freely redistributable.


KAIST*GALAXY Picture
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