Faculty Advisor

Rodriguez, Shanshan L.

Abstract

Cluster computing is an emerging field with an immense amount of applications in parallel processing and low-budget computer builds with a need for large amounts of processing power. Problems in numerical relativity often have complex computations and solutions that lend themselves to being very easily put into a parallel format. The practicality of combining the two is explored in this paper. Specifically, this paper discusses the benefits that cluster computing provides when assessing potential formulation of Kerr black-holes. Also, it asses potential applications in simulating gravitational waves. Both applications serve to demonstrate the benefits that cluster computing may offer to numerical relativity for more specific/advanced use.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2018

Major

Physics

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Physics

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