This is the home of the SciComp@UNC virtual machine, a pre-configured environment for scientific computation teaching and research. Browse the showcase to get an idea of the capabilities of the environment.

In brief, SciComp@UNC:

  • Is built on top of TarHeel Linux, a version of CentOS and Scientific Linux localized for the UNC network environment
  • Adds on a selection of applications of relevance to scientific computation
  • Provides customization of the installed applications to ensure they all work together

SciComp@UNC supports:

  • Production of live documents with embedded code to allow interactive investigation of topics within scientific computing
  • Verifiable and reproducible research in scientific computing
  • Portability to new hardware hosts by simple copying of the virtual machine