Initially each user gets a quota of 10 MB. This can be raised, given good reasons, but we prefer that large files are kept in some of the following locations instead:
Locally we use a mixture of different software for different purposes.
The Connection Machine has a quite a lot of graphics routines available
from the different languages. We also try to use the modular
visualization system AVS as much as possible, because it
is powerful, modular and appears to be heading towards a role of de facto
standard. There is also a large number of public domain modules
available so it isn't always necessary to write own modules for
everything that AVS hasn't thought about.
AVS is, however, only for local use. PDC does not own the small number of AVS licenses that are in use at NADA, so we cannot permit outside users to occupy them.