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Of or relating to geometric surfaces that are defined by quadratic equations.


(ˈkwɒdrɪk) maths
1. (Mathematics) having or characterized by an equation of the second degree, usually in two or three variables
2. (Mathematics) of the second degree
(Mathematics) a quadric curve, surface, or function


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adj. n.
2. a surface such as an ellipsoid or paraboloid as defined by a second-degree equation in three real variables.
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Noun1.quadric - a curve or surface whose equation (in Cartesian coordinates) is of the second degree
curve, curved shape - the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
hyperboloid - a quadric surface generated by rotating a hyperbola around its main axis
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C](2)) > 2, A is not the complete intersection of 2 quadrics and hence deg(A) = 3.
It includes natural quadrics (cylinder, cone and sphere), revolute quadrics, tori, pipes and Dupin cyclide.
In fact, the intersection of two quadrics is a question that has been studied extensively in various contexts because of its usefulness in computer aided design, solid modeling, and design of mechanical parts (see [1] and the references therein for detailed discussions of the relevant issues).
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Rule (i) extends a parity dependency for even-dimensional quadrics, described in [ThYo09].
For n = 3 we can visualize the quadrics defined by equation (2.
Munchen) explain the nets of classical differential geometry before moving on to discretization principles for multidimensional nets and nets in quadrics, special classes of discrete surfaces, approximation and discrete complex analysis.
High-speed interconnection Gigabit Ethernet, InfiniBand, networks and system software Myrinet, Quadrics, Dolphin, among others Configuration and maintenance OSCAR, SDSC RDCKS, Platform OCS, tools ClusterCorp ROCKS+, UniCluster, Penguin, among others Message-passing libraries HP MPI, Intel MPI, MPlch, OpenMPI Resource management and PBS, Platform LSF, Sun GridEngine, queuing systems Torque Large scale distributed NFS, Lustre, GPFS, CXFS, Panasys, file systems IBRIX, etcetera Off-the-shelf applications Rich selection of proprietary, that exploit parallel open source and commercial programming constructs parallel applications built for Linux clusters.
Current commercial interconnection networks like InfiniBand, Myrinet and Quadrics are designed to fulfill HPC systems requirements such as high data transmission speed and low trip latency.
The new supercomputer incorporates a Quadrics QsNetII low-latency interconnect network, a Lustre parallel file system and a complete High Performance Computing (HPC) software environment including software development tools and cluster management tools, the company claims.