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How Chemical Engineers Will Save the World
26 Mar 2009 | | Contributor(s):: William F. Banholzer
The world is facing massive challenges brought on by population growth, economic meltdowns, and environmental constraints. Scientific solutions are needed now more than ever. In this seminar, an overview of certain mega trends is presented – emphasizing how the skills possessed by chemical...
Microstructural Design of Electrically Active Materials and Devices Through Computational Modeling: The OOF Project
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20 Jan 2009 | | Contributor(s):: R. Edwin Garcia
We present an overview of a public domain program, the Object Oriented Finite Element analysis (OOF), which predicts macroscopic behavior, starting from an image of the microstructure and ending with results from finite element calculations. The program reads an image (or a sequence of images)...
Spins and Magnets (Whiteboard lecture), Part 1
06 Jan 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
Whiteboard version of approximately the same material covered in Lectures 3A/3B.
Spins and Magnets (Whiteboard lecture), Part 2
The Optical Freqency Comb: A Remarkable Tool for Metrology, Science and Medical Diagnostics
31 Dec 2008 | | Contributor(s):: John L. Hall
The Optical Frequency Comb concept and technology exploded in 1999-2000 from the synthesis of advances in independent fields of Laser Stabilization, UltraFast Lasers, and NonLinear Optical Fibers. The Comb was developed first as a method for optical frequency measurement, enabling a...
Porting, Tuning and Performance Analysis Tools
29 Dec 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Mohamed Sayeed
A basic introduction to Porting, Tuning and Performance analysis tools will be presented. I will talk about issues in porting applications to different architectures including writing portable programs. Application performance tuning is very important to making efficient use of high performance...
MPI for the Next Generation of Supercomputing
05 Dec 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Andrew Lumsdaine
Despite premature rumours of its demise, MPI continues to be the de facto standard for high-performance parallel computing. Nonetheless, supercomputing software and the high-end ecosystem continue to advance, creating challenges to several aspects of MPI. In this talk we will review the design...
Nanoparticle and Colloidal Simulations with Molecular Dynamics
05 Dec 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Steve Plimpton
Modeling nanoparticle or colloidal systems in a molecular dynamics (MD) code requires coarse-graining on several levels to achieve meaningful simulation times for study of rheological and other manufacturing properties. These include treating colloids as single particles, moving from explicit to...
Data Preservation via RapidSVN for NCN students
24 Nov 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Xufeng Wang
This presentation discusses how to use SVN client RapidSVN and how to utilize SVN for data preservation purpose.
25 Nov 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Seung-Jai Min
This tutorial consists of three parts. First, we will discuss abouthow OpenMP is typically used and explain OpenMP programming model. Second, we will describe important OpenMP constructs and data enviroments. Finally, we will show a simple example to illustrate how OpenMP APIs are used to...
24 Nov 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Alejandro Strachan
Opening remarks for the Purdue School on High Performance and Parallel Computing.
Introduction to Parallel Programming with MPI
24 Nov 2008 | | Contributor(s):: David Seaman
Single-session course illustrating message-passing techniques. The examples include point-to-point and collective communication using blocking and nonblocking transmission. One application illustrates the manager/worker model with buffered communications. Code examples provided in C, C++,...
Software Productivity Tools
This presentation briefly describes the use of tar(1), make(1), the Portable Batch System (PBS), and two version control systems: CVS and subversion.
Introduction to TotalView
This single-session course presents an introduction to the use of the TotalView parallel debugger available on Purdue's Linux systems.
Affordable Clean Energy: Challenges and Opportunities
20 Oct 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Hukam C. Mongia
The technical presentation is built around the August 9th 2008 ABC News/Planet Green/Stanford Poll on Environment/Energy in which the majority of the people polled expressed support for the following ideas: increase fuel efficiency standards, allowing drilling offshore, people and businesses are...
Modern X-ray Scattering Methods for Nanoscale Materials Analysis
15 Oct 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Richard J. Matyi
Since its discovery by von Laue in 1912, X-ray diffraction has become an indispensable tool for structure determinations in the physical and biological sciences. X-rays are characterized by high energies and by wavelengths that are commensurate with nanometer-sized structures – unlike optical...
C.V. Raman and the Impact of Raman Effect in Quantum Physics, Condensed Matter, and Materials Science
18 Sep 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Anant K. Ramdas
Raman’s momentous discovery in 1928 that the spectral analysis of the light scattered by matter, illuminated with monochromatic light of frequency ωL, reveals new signatures at (ωL ± ωi) , ωi’s being the internal frequencies of the matter [Nature121, 501 (1928); Indian Journal of Physics 2, 387...
An Introduction to Quantum Computing
12 Sep 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Edward Gerjuoy
Quantum mechanics, as formulated more than 80 years ago by Schrodinger, Heisenberg, Dirac and other greats, is a wholly sufficient foundation for its modern interrelated subfields of quantum computation (qc) and quantum information (qi), which generally are lumped together into a single subfield...
Physics of Nanoscale Transistors: An Introduction to Electronics from the Bottom Up
10 Sep 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
Transistor scaling has pushed channel lengths to the nanometer regime, and advances in nanoscience have opened up many new possibilities for devices. To realize these opportunities, our traditional understanding of electronic devices needs to be complemented with a new perspective that begins...
ABACUS - Assembly of Basic Applications for Coordinated Understanding of Semiconductors
16 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Xufeng Wang, Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
One-stop-shop for teaching semiconductor device education