Resources

 
The Center for Applied GIScience uses the latest specialized hardware and industry-standard software to collect, store, analyze, visualize, and distribute geographic data products and their derivatives. Further, the Center has access to advanced supercomputing resources held by NSF XSEDE , Open Science Grid, RENCI (Renaissance Computing Institute), and URC (University Research Computing) at UNC Charlotte.

Computing Hardware

  • High-performance computing clusters
    • GEM: advanced computer cluster for GEospatial Modeling
      • 64 computing cores [AMD Opteron; 2.0 GHz of clock rate]
      • 256GB memory [4GB/core]
      •  6TB disk space
      • Linux
    • JADE: computer cluster based on desktop grid technology
      • 36 computing cores
      • 34GB memory
      •  4TB disk space
      • Linux
    • Sapphire: computer cluster based on desktop grid technology
      • 40 computing cores
      • 80 GB memory
      • 4TB disk space
      • Windows
  • Servers and workstations
    • Diamond: Large-memory workstation
      • Dell Precision tower 7910 (8 core)
      • 256G memory (4x32G)
      • 4TB disk space
      • Windows
    • Advanced GPU server (GPU: Graphics Processing Units)
      • Dell Precision T7500 Workstation
      • CPU: Quad-core Intel Xeon, 2.53GHz, 12GB memory
      • GPU
        • NVIDIA K20 (2496 cores, 5G memory)
        • NVIDIA GTX580 (512 cores, 1.5G memory)
        • NVIDIA Quadro 2000 (192 cores, 1.0G memory)
    • 1 HP Blade 3000 System
    • 5 HP BL460c Workstation Blades
    • 2 HP BL460c Server Blades
    • AG Node pc (Dell precision 390)
    • 16 Lab Workstation PCs
    • 1 Dell Workgroup Server
  • 15 TB backuped networked storage space
  • 2 Field Laptops
  • 4 PDAs
  • 70" flat LCD screen (Wireless Display supported)
  • High-res video conferencing

GPS Hardware

  • PDA based
    • Recreational grade
  • Trimble GeoXM/XT
    • Mapping grade
    • Rugged shells
    • Survey grade
    • Pole mounted antenna
    • Connects to GPS
    • Maps features remotely in field
  • Trimble ProXR
    • Real-time Laser Range Finder

Computing Software

  • GIS and Remote Sensing SW
    • ESRI ArcGIS (full GIS)
    • ESRI ArcPad (mobile GIS)
    • IDRISI (full GIS)
    • ENVI (remote sensing)
    • ERDAS Imagine (remote sensing)
  • Statistical packages
    • SPLUS
    • SAS
    • SAS JMP
    • SPSS
    • R (open-source)
  • Database platforms
    • Oracle 9 (relational DB)
    • SDE (middleware)
    • MySQL (open-source)
    • PostGRE SQL (open-source)
  • Internet/Web GIS
    • ArcGIS Server
    • GeoServer (open-source; server side)
    • OpenLayers (open-source; client side)