Pusan National University: Research Lab Furthers Aerospace Innovations With High-Performance Computing Expansion
The Rocket Propulsion Lab (RPL) at Pusan National University specializes in aerospace engineering research. making strides in the aerospace field requires advanced computing capabilities. Prior to 2007, RPL used parallel computing in the form of clusters comprising traditional PCs, first running Red Hat Linux with a GNU Fortran compiler, and then migrating to the Windows XP operating system and Compaq Visual Fortran 6.0 compiler. To meet the need for increased computing power, RPL added to its environment a 260-node cluster running the Windows HPC Server 2008 operating system. Having the easy-to-use cluster is helping RPL make significant gains in researcher productivity and job-scheduling efficiency, thus supporting advances in South Korea's aerospace efforts.