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Westminster collaborates with University of Melbourne in Cloud Computing

27 January 2011

Over the last few years, cloud computing has rapidly emerged as a widely accepted computing paradigm that enables access to on-demand computing resources with elastic scaling, eliminates up-front capital and operational expenses for data centres, and adopts a pay–as-you-go model for computing and information technology services.

The Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems Laboratory, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Melbourne and the Distributed and Intelligent Systems Group, School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Westminster have started collaborative research in this exciting new area.

One of the first results of this promising joint work is the Master’s thesis “Computing Environment for Large Scale Social Network Application: A Comparative Simulation Study” successfully completed by Tanveer Ahmad as part of the MSc course on Computer Networks at the University of Westminster in October 2010.

Professor Vladimir Getov, project supervisor and leader of the Distributed and Intelligent Systems Group said:

“Our active collaboration with the Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems Laboratory at the University of Melbourne started several years ago under the European GridCOMP project, which was announced the project of the month in September 2009. Then, we decided to continue joint activities in the new and exciting area of Cloud Computing. Tanveer’s MSc project is a very good step with plans to further expand our research collaboration with the University of Melbourne in 2011.”

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