34th Solar Physics Division Meeting, June 2003
Session 3 Data Analysis Challenges II
Poster, Monday, June 16, 2003, 3:30-5:00pm, Mezzanine

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[3.04] First Results of the Near Real-Time Imaging Reconstruction System at Big Bear Solar Observatory

G. Yang, C. Denker, H. Wang (New Jersey Institute of Technology)

The Near Real-Time Imaging Reconstruction system (RTIR) at Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) is designed to obtain high spatial resolution solar images at a cadence of 1 minute utilizing the power of parallel processing. With this system, we can compute near diffraction-limited images without saving huge amounts of data that are involved in the speckle masking reconstruction algorithm. It enables us to monitor active regions and give fast response to the solar activity. In this poster we present the first results of our new 32-CPU Beowulf cluster system. The images are 1024 \times 1024 and the field of view (FOV) is 80\prime\prime \times 80\prime\prime. Our target is an active region with complex magnetic configuration. We focus on pores and small spots in the active region with the goal of better understanding the formation of penumbra structure. In addition we expect to study evolution of active regions during solar flares.

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