A visualization of the breakup of liquid sheets.
The capture and tidal disruption of a star by a massive black hole
Continuum topology optimization under uncertainty; moving along the white arrow corresponds to higher demand for robustness
Surface vorticity distribution showing multi-scale eddies in the Kuroshio current. Larger meander is mesoscale and smaller eddies are sub-mesoscale.
Impact of a titanium alloy molten droplet onto a stainless steel substrate using a two-phase finite-volume simulation.
Faculty at the Center for Scientific Computing and Visualization Research.

The Center for Scientific Computing and Visualization Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth focuses on computationally-driven research that addresses the pressing needs of modern engineering, mechanics, fluid dynamics, and electromagnetics.

The research groups at the Center span a wide range of the applied sciences departments at UMassD, including

PS3 cluster
UMass Dartmouth's novel supercomputer tops the well-known RC5 cryptography challenge list.
August 28 2014
The RC5 cryptography challenge (Wikipedia) was originally started by RSA Laboratories as a worldwide contest to decode a cipher by finding the secret cryptographic key using a brute-force approach. The 72-bit version of the same contest continues today, conducted by distributed.net -- one of the oldest open public distributed computing projects on the internet.

Professor Gaurav Khanna of the Physics Department and associate director of the Center for Scientific Computing and Visualization Research (CSCVR), and computer technician Glenn Volkema, have built a novel supercomputer using consumer video-gaming components (over a hundred Sony PlayStations and multiple AMD Radeon graphics-cards) that has enabled the campus' rank to soar to the absolute top of the RC5-72 contest participant list (link).



This unique system is generating approximately 50 billion keys per second and is slated to have a 1 in 10 chance for winning the contest all by itself!

The supercomputer has been built to study various astrophysical problems associated to binary black hole systems and gravitational radiation. Physics Department graduate students, Tyler Spilhaus and William Duff are already utilizing the system extensively for their research projects in this context. In addition, Computer and Information Science major, Violet Pfeiffer will be using the system to study different aspects of cryptography and cybersecurity.
Gaurav Khanna
Black hole simulations featured on Space.com
August 27 2014
Space.com has published an article featuring CSCVR Associate Director Gaurav Khanna's research. Dr. Khanna's work focuses on using computational methods for astrophysics, and seeks to understand how black holes interact with other stars and other black holes.

See the full Space.com story about Dr. Khanna's work, which incorporates high-performance supercomputers, advanced computational algorithms, and state-of-the-art astrophysical modeling.