Research Facilities

Computing Facilities

We have two clusters dedicated for our computational research. For highly parallel runs we have a 2000-CPU Linux Beowulf PBS cluster. Another 4000-CPU cluster is accessible through CHTC cluster. On this cluster for job scheduling and distribution of the computing resources, we use the condor Condor high throughput computing system developed at the Dept. of Computer Science at U. of Wisconsin-Madison.

The following groups have generously allowed us access to their computers and networks for research use:

  • Dept. of Computer Science, U. of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Computer-Aided Engineering Center, U. of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Div. of Information Technology, U. of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Silicon Graphics, Inc. Supercomputer Applications Group, Mountain View, California, U.S.A.

Experimental Facilities

Some of the instruments and equipment in our experimental laboratories include the following:

  • compression molder
  • contact angle/surface tension measurement
  • controller rate freezer
  • controller stress rheometer
  • differential scanning calorimeter
  • dynamic mechanical analysis
  • fluorescent microscope
  • gel permeation chromatography
  • glove boxes
  • injection molder
  • instron tensile tester
  • light scattering apparatus
  • mammalian tissue culture room
  • nulling ellipsometer
  • optical microscope
  • platelet aggregometer
  • platen press
  • screw extruder
  • semi-automated viscometer
  • solution calorimeter
  • thermogravimetric analysis
  • x-ray spectrophotometer