Parallel and Distributed Systems Lab (PDSL)

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Welcome to the homepage of the Parallel and Distributed Systems Lab (PDSL) within the Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Science at the University of Manitoba.

What We Do

Within the lab we do basic and some applied research in parallel and distributed systems and the underlying technologies supporting them (compilers, networks, operating systems, etc.). Parallel and Distributed systems is a broad and growing area which includes such relatively new topics as computational grids, sensor networks and pervasive computing. The primary focus of the lab is on software issues though hardware, necessarily, sometimes factors into the work. Our typical methodology involves some combination of proof of concept prototyping and simulation (applied where scale or cost prohibits actual implementation).

About the Lab

The lab has recently relocated (with the Dept. of Computer Science) to facilities in building E2 of the Engineering and Information Technologies Complex (EITC) on the Fort Garry campus of the University of Manitoba.

The lab is co-directed by Dr. Peter Graham and Dr. Rasit Eskicioglu, both members of the Dept. of Computer Science in the Faculty of Science.

Currently, three PhD and ten MSc students work in the lab under the supervision of its directors.

The lab provides facilities for its members including personal workstations (running both Linux and Windows), the CAB ("Crash And Burn") cluster and a simulation server (shared with the Advanced Networking Research Lab). Additional facilities (including access to an 80 core compute cluster) are available through the Dept. of Computer Science and other sources.

Additional information about the lab, the people in it and the research they are doing  is available by selecting appropriate links on the left hand side of this page.

Contact Information

Questions regarding the material on this website or expressions of interest in joining the lab should be directed to the following coordinates (e-mail strongly preferred):

204-474-8837 (Dr. Peter Graham)
204-474-7609 (attn: Dr. Peter Graham)
Lab Location
The lab is housed in E2-556 Engineering and Information Technology Complex at the University of Manitoba.
Driving directions to the lab are available here.
Postal address
PDSL c/o: Dr. Peter Graham, E2-556 EITC University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3T 2N2
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Last modified: 03/23/06