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As clusters utilizing commercial off-the-shelf technology have grown from tens to thousands of nodes and typical job sizes have likewise increased, much effort has been devoted to improving the scalability of message-passing fabrics, schedulers, and storage. Largely ignored, however, has been the issue of predicting node failure, which also has a large(More)
Autocorrelation of a double-exposed image, unlike cross-correlation between two images, produces a correlation function that is symmetric about the origin. Thus, while it is possible to calculate the speed and direction of tracer particles in a particle image velocimetry (PIV) image using autocorrela-tion, it is impossible to tell whether the velocity is in(More)
The need to fit smooth temperature and density profiles to discrete observations is ubiquitous in plasma physics, but the prevailing techniques for this have many shortcomings that cast doubt on the statistical validity of the results. This issue is amplified in the context of validation of gyrokinetic transport models (Holland et al. 2009, Phys. Plasmas(More)
Article is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use. The MIT Faculty has made this article openly available. Please share how this access benefits you. Your story matters. Abstract. This work focuses on characterizing the integral features of atomic(More)
A three-dimensional vortex element method is developed to simulate the flow field of an incompressible transverse jet at high Reynolds number — in particular, to explore the response of large-scale vortical structures in the jet to actuation. Vorticity produced in the channel wall boundary layer interacts with the jet flow at the nozzle exit, producing both(More)
We present a study of the flame-embedding concept, introduced in [1] as an efficient approach for large-eddy simulation of turbulent combustion at high Reynolds and Damköhler numbers. In flame embedding, the combustion zone is modeled as an unsteady flame modified by the local tangential strain rate, with the latter extracted every time step from the flow(More)
Thermoacoustic instability in premixed combustors occurs occasionally at multiple frequencies, especially in configurations where flames are stabilized on separating shear layers that form downstream of sudden expansions or bluff bodies. While some of these frequencies are related to the acoustic field, others appear to be related to shear flow instability(More)