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EPSRC Reference: GR/M32351/01
Title: JREI:DISTRBUTED SOFTWARE SYSTEMS
Principal Investigator: Morrison, Professor R
Other Investigators:
Munro, Dr D Martin, Professor UH Allison, Dr C
Hammond, Professor K Linton, Professor S
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Department: Computer Science
Organisation: University of St Andrews
Scheme: JREI
Starts: 01 June 1999 Ends: 31 May 2000 Value (£): 74,826
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Parallel Computing
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
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The Beowulf multi-computer will allow us to extend our research objectives by investigating the scalability of our systems and design on a class of parallel machine that is likely to dominate near-future, high-performance computing outside specialist computer centres. In addition, focusing our work on multi-computer machines will allow us to enhance our Visiting Fellow and Industrial programme as well as providing a base for advanced postgraduate (PhD) training.Our industrial partners in the bid are Data Connection Ltd who will make a grant of 10000 towards the cost of the distributed multi-computer in support of one aspect of the research. The University of St Andrews will match this sum from its endowment (non-science) funds and will also provide infrastructure and maintenance funding of 15000 over the next three years.Cost effective utilisation of EPSRC, University and Industrial resources will be achieved by sharing the proposed equipment among seven research projects. They are: Prediction and measurement of Scalability in Software Products; System Architectures for Process Modelling; Distributed Garbage Collection; Computational Algebra; Parallel Functional Languages; A Replicated resource Architecture for Scalable service provision and Safety and Correctness of Scientific Systems.
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