Parallel and Distributed Systems Lab (PDSL)
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.
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.
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):
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