The new building on campus will be one of the best media
facilities in the state. It will contain state-of the art hardware
and software, and will utilize them to create at least one supercomputer
within the facility, working together with the Beowulff PC cluster
project that is now housed and in development at The Learning Center,
The Maui High Performance Computing Center houses one
of the most powerful computers in the world and has a unique charter
for use in education and community development. The tasks that supercomputing
are designed to best support are the two computational tasks most
central to this program: simulation and rendering complex animation
Using both supercomputing resources for these tasks
will regularly reduce the time it takes to run a simulation or create
a rendered animation from days to minutes.
These resources are highly unique and attractive, will
make the college a magnet for students and faculty, and help establish
the program as a world-class learning environment.
Pilot Project:ICS 261 - Intermediate Computer
Graphics / Hawaiian Studies, Fall 2000 Click
here to see more: This fall semester, 2000, faculty, staff and students
from MCC and the Hawaiian Hiostorical Society are collaborating on
developing aproject where 3D models and animations of ancient Hawaiian
Artifacts will be viewed together with text on the Internet.
Pilot Project: MCC ICS 261 students are providing 3D elements for
the title sequence of "On Maui", a community television
series being produced by MCC. "On Maui" will be aired once
a month during a three year period.
Pilot Project: MCC together with MHPCC is embarking on one or more
community focused projects, such as simulations showing what can happen
when hazardous waste is handled wrongly, for proof of concept to test
connectivity between the Kahului college campus and the Kihei computing
Pilot Project: On-campus3D computer grapics rendering tests will also
be conducted to invesigate network and software compatability with
the Beowulff PC cluster housed at The Learning Center.
Pilot Project: MCC students are presently working with the County
of Maui Planning Department, and will create 3D visual presentations
in the planning and analysis stages for the Wailuku Market Street
Landscape Design and Beautification Project.