CEFA Operations and Forecast Facility

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DAS Tim Brown cefa.dri.edu

Lab Description

Photo courtesy Tim Brown, CEFA programCEFA utilizes a modern computing laboratory for data analysis and scientific visualization supporting the applications products that are routinely produced for wildland fire management agencies. Primary computing is done on SGI ICE 8200 (2.93 GHz Intel Xeon Nehalem processors with the total of 256 cores) and two Dell PowerEdge R920 servers (each sporting Intel Xeon CPU E7-8857 v2 @ 3.00GHz processors with 48 cores) and over 240 terabytes of disk storage. Some operational products are also produced on other SGI and Dell PowerEdge Servers. Apple Macintosh Mac Pros, iMacs, and MacBook Pros provide desktop capabilities to CEFA personnel. A variety of programming, visualization and statistical software packages are used in the applications development.