Collaborative Grid-Based Advanced Machine Design

Co-Principal Investigators:
Michael A. Langston, Department of Computer Science, University of Tennessee
Padma Raghavan, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Collaborators:
Donald W. Bouldin, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tennessee
Gregory D. Peterson, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tennessee
Abstract:
We consider the design, implementation and utilization of a heterogeneous computational network augmented with adaptive computing system (ACS) hardware. A collection of personal computers, each with FPGA boards, supports ACS algorithm development, synthesis and evaluation. High-end servers provide secondary storage and enable the use of unix-based CAD tools. A high-speed switch speeds communication. This collection of equipment forms the grid service cluster (GSC) for machine design in the scalable intracampus research grid (SInRG) project.
About SInRG:
The Principal Investigator for the overall SInRG project is Jack Dongarra. Other SInRG GSCs support a variety of related research activities. These include medical imaging, molecular design and computational ecology, as well as netsolve, the requisite middleware access and development toolkit. See the SInRG page for additional details.