[Beowulf] Computational Astronomy?

Huntress Gary B NPRI HuntressGB at Npt.NUWC.Navy.Mil
Mon Nov 26 08:40:20 PST 2007

Hi Everyone,

I have a small but functional 12 node cluster that unfortunately has outlived its usefulness.  It was purchased for a particular project, served me well and now spends it's life powered down, which is a shame.  Since it is still perfectly functional, I could easily give it another job, if I had one.  

I have always had an interest in recreational astronomy, and I do a small amount of planetary and solar viweing with my little meade scope.   This weekend I installed SAOImage DS9 on my macbook and I re-discovered a vast archive of online astro imagery such as SOHO, MAST, Chandra and many others.

It seems that there may be more data available than people.  If there are any astronomy researchers here,  I was wondering what useful work could be done with these data archives, an idle cluster, and some MPI programming skills.


Gary Huntress
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Naval Undersea Warfare Center
Newport, RI  02841
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