Distributed and Parallel Computing Group
Three staff members: DNR, MCJ, KPMKS. One researcher recently completed the MPhil and has found placement in a Canadian university. One potential candidate from University of Ruhuna. Several final year CS students completed projects in the areas concerned. Research conducted into programming models for multicore architectures. Resources include two clusters, 7 nodes and 14 nodes provided by a SPIDER grant. In the process of acquiring a brand new 8-node cluster with nvidia multicore cards under Sida funding. Apart from research, we also intend to provide HPC services to scientists for molecular modelling (Dept. Chemistry, UoC) and sea bed modelling (NARA). Hope to provide e-science services to the whole scientific community of Sri Lanka via the LEARN and also with access to TIEN-3, the research Internet.