Distributed and parallel systems

Parallel computing makes use of concurrency to reduce the runtime, increase the throughput, or improve the fault tolerance of a computational process.

Distributed and Parallel Systems

Languages for expressing concurrency, the development of parallel algorithms and performance optimisation of parallel applications on a variety of modern computing platforms are of interest in this priority area.

Distributed computing may also exploit concurrency, although the performance and energy constraints generally differ from those of a tightly coupled parallel computer in one location. Distributed computing also encompasses software architectures for managing, monitoring, and executing distributed workflows, and portals for managing such workflows.

This priority area is interested in compute-intensive and data-intensive multidisciplinary applications spanning traditional computational science and the emerging area of big data science.

Priority area leader

Professor David Walker

Professor of High Performance Computing

TitleHolderSourceValue (£Ks)
A social impact assessment of poverty alleviation and climate change in Ethiopia and EritreaProf T Edwards, Prof O RanaESRC6.81
Clouds4cooridnation: Cloud based project coordination in the AEC sectorProfessor O. Rana and Professor R. Rezgui (School of Engineering)TSB via BRE191.52
An innovative private cloud system to support multi-business collaborationProfessor O. Rana and Dr H. Li (School of Engineering)KTP and Wakemans Ltd173.85
CloudBIM: Exploring the feasibility and potential for cloud research in the architecture, engineering and construction sectorProfessor OF Rana and Professor Y Rezgui (ENGIN)EPSRC90.3
Sharing interoperable workflows for large-scale scientific simulations on available DCIs (SHIWA)Dr IJ TaylorEC230.94
European Desktop Grid Initiative (EDGI)Dr IJ TaylorEC131.52
Sintero Class Server Technology - Prototype Build and Validation of Healthcare BenefitsDr EC Conley, Dr IJ Taylor & Professor OF Rana with MEDICWellcome Trust Ltd1123.15
Enabling Desktop Grids for e-Science (EDGES)Dr IJ Taylor & Professor OF RanaEC177.69
TRIACS: Triana advanced clinical support applications in diabetic retinopathyDr IJ TaylorSTFC80.31
OMII - RAVEProfessor DW WalkerOMII136.31