The CERCS's current facilities include the following:
The main laboratories:
Systems and Software Research
Critical Systems Lab
|The Systems Research Lab is the main laboratory
of the Systems group, around
which most of the group's research activities are centered. Research topics
include programming languages and compilers, software tools, operating
systems, software analysis and testing, and distributed systems/middleware.
CSL is focused on critical computing systems for real-time, embedded
and highly dependable applications. Research topics include computer architecture,
network interfaces and cluster systems, operating system kernels, fault-tolerant
computing and embedded systems.
|Adjacent to the main Systems Research Lab
is the Systems Studio, which conducts work in interactive systems. The
focus is on high-end collaboration and pervasive and ubiquitous systems,
via devices like video walls, immersive workbenches, and 3D-interactive
|The Systems Showcase is the focus of the
project. This lab supports collaborative research between Georgia Tech
and Oregon Graduate Institute to build next generation systems software
for information flow-driven applications.
Soft Architecture Lab
This effort focuses on the impact of ubiquitous dynamic
compilation technology on hardware and systems software design in embedded
and high-performance contexts.
A new laboratory currently under construction is the
Security Lab (CCB Building), which will explore issues in computer security,
at both the network and systems levels.
Interactive High Performance
Computing Lab (IHPCL)
|All of these laboratories share access to
the cluster computers resident in the IHPCL, offering cluster machines
with a total of more than 300 computational nodes. For more information
on IHPCL resources visit the IHPCL
CERCS Enterprise Computing Laboraroty (CERCS-ENT)
Current CERCS equipment:
The CERCS Enterprise Computing Laboratory was created to facilitate research aimed at understanding the issues towards meeting the specific high-performance requirements of Enterprise Computing applications. CERCS-ENT hardware resources include number of IBM and HP servers and workstations, and licenced software for development of and experimentation with WebSphere applications.
CERCS maintains a large collection of high-end computing,
networking and interactive display/capture equipment for general research
use in our shared laboratory spaces. The computing infrastructure includes
multiple large clusters (8-, 32- 64-, 96- and 136-processor Intel- and
Sun-based arrays, some through the IHPCL) interconnected with multiple
networking technologies (Myrinet, ATM, Fast and Gigabit Ethernet), multiprocessors
(notably a 16-processor SGI Origin) and general high-end workstations.
An Access Grid node residing in the Design Studio links
Georgia Tech researchers to over 40 such facilities existing worldwide,
using state-of-the-art video conferencing and data streaming technologies
and Gigabit connections to Internet II. An interactive 4-panel video
wall captures data about studio inhabitants in real-time, processes
the data on local machines or remote cluster computers, and displays local
or remote scenes. Collaborative applicationas may simultaneously use the
video wall, access grid, 3D data rendering and manupulation engines, and
an immersive desk.
The CERCS resources are connected via Gigabit Ethernet
backbone to major complementary facilities in the CoC's GVU center (next
door) and the campus-wide High Performance Computing group.