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The Orange county Relativity Cluster for Astronomy (ORCA)

With funding from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement, a Major Research Instrumentation award from the National Science Foundation, and startup frunds from California State University Fullerton, GWPAC has completed a major upgrade and expansion of its local computing cluster,

GWPAC at SACNAS 2014

The 2014 SACNAS national conference was held in the LA Convention Center (right next to the Staples Center) in Downtown LA from October 16 to 18. The CSUF department of physics and college of natural science and mathematics were well represented.

NARDA 2014

The Numerical and Analytical Relativity and Data Analysis (NARDA) meeting is being held at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), on Thursday, August 21, 2014 - Friday, August 22, 2014.

Syracuse-Fullerton Gravitational-Wave Bridge Program

Syracuse University Gravitational-Wave Group members Samantha Usman (undergraduate), Fabian MagaƱa-Sandoval (grad student), and Duncan Brown (faculty) visited GWPAC from May 19 to 23 2014.

Studying Gravitational-Wave Physics in Italy

This summer, physics major Adrian Avila-Alvarez is getting hands-on research experience in gravitational-wave physics in Italy.

Read and Lovelace awarded RCSA funding to study merging black holes and neutron stars

The Research Corporation for Science Advancement has awarded Jocelyn Read and Geoffrey Lovelace $75,000 for their collaborative project to study merging black holes and neutron stars.

Gravitational Wave Center Opens at CSUF

The physics department celebrates the grand opening of our new gravitational-wave center

The Orange county Relativity Cluster for Astronomy (ORCA)

The Orange county Relativity Cluster for Astronomy (ORCA)

With funding from the Research Corporation for

GWPAC at SACNAS 2014

GWPAC at SACNAS 2014

The 2014 SACNAS national conference was held

NARDA 2014

NARDA 2014

The Numerical and Analytical Relativity and Data

Syracuse-Fullerton Gravitational-Wave Bridge Program

Syracuse-Fullerton Gravitational-Wave Bridge Program

Syracuse University Gravitational-Wave Group members Samantha Usman

Studying Gravitational-Wave Physics in Italy

Studying Gravitational-Wave Physics in Italy

This summer, physics major Adrian Avila-Alvarez is

Read and Lovelace awarded RCSA funding to study merging black holes and neutron stars

Read and Lovelace awarded RCSA funding to study merging black holes and neutron stars

The Research Corporation for Science Advancement has

Gravitational Wave Center Opens at CSUF

Gravitational Wave Center Opens at CSUF

The physics department celebrates the grand opening

About GWPAC

The Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astronomy Center at Cal State Fullerton conducts research, education, and outreach in gravitational-wave science.

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People of GWPAC

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  • Geoffrey Lovelace
  • Jocelyn Read
  • Joshua Smith

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With funding from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement, a Major Research Instrumentation award from the National Science Foundation, and startup frunds from California State University Fullerton, GWPAC has completed a major upgrade and expansion of its local computing cluster, the Orange county Relativity Cluster for Astronomy (ORCA). 

The machine, housed in the University Data Center, now has more than 1500 gigabytes of memory, more than 30 terabytes of local storage, and 576 compute cores that together are capable of more than 7 trillion operations per second. This more than doubles the number of student projects that ORCA can support, including simulations of merging black holes and neutron stars, gravitational-waveform modeling, and LIGO detector characterization algorithms. 

A team of GWPAC students assisted in assembling, cabling, and testing the new hardware on Friday October 17 and Monday October 20. After benchmarking and temperature testing, ORCA is now again producing gravitational-wave science results.