Centre for Parallel Computing



Professor in Distributed and Parallel Computing in the Department of Computing and Data Science. Gabor is involved in both research and teaching of distributed and parallel systems. He coordinated several EU projects including HPCTI, SEPP, WINPAR, ePerSpace, CoreGrid and EDGeS. He contributed to the design and development of GEMLCA and co-launched the Westminster Grid Application Support Service (W-GRASS). He had several research grants at various universities of Germany, Spain, and United Kingdom. He published more than 75 papers in journals and at European and world conferences. He was member of programming committees of several conferences and workshops, for example: EuroMicro, DAPSYS, SAFEPROCESS and WORKS. He led the 4 grants recently secured from the EU (EDGeS, EDGI, SHIWA, DEGISCO), valued at around €1M, and the JISC Engage ProSim project.

Reader in Distributed Computing in Dept of Computing and Data Science. Tamas's research interests include distributed and parallel computing, cluster and grid computing. He led the design and development of GEMLCA solution funded by UK EPSRC OGSA Testbed project and contributed to several European research projects such as CoreGrid, EDGeS, EDGI, SHIWA, and SCI-BUS, and FP7 support action projects such as DEGISCO, ER-flow and IDGF SP. He led and coordinated application support activities and work packages in these projects. Currently he is Project Director of the FP7 CloudSME project that develops a cloud-based one-stop-shop simulation platform for manufacturing and engineering SMEs. He co-authored more than 80 scientific papers in journals, conference proceedings and as book chapters.

Part-time full professor of Parallel and Distributed Computing in the Dept of Computing and Data Science. Peter is also Head of the Laboratory of the Parallel and Distributed Systems in the Computer and Automation Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He received his professor title from the Hungarian President in 1999 and the Doctor of Academy degree (DSc) from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2001. He has been a part-time full professor at the School of Electronics and Computer Science of the University of Westminster and the Eötvös Lóránd University of Science since 2001. He has published two books, two lecture notes and more than 200 scientific papers on parallel computer architectures, parallel software engineering and Grid computing. He is co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Grid Computing published by Springer. He was a member of the Project Technical Board of the EU DataGrid project led by CERN and a Steering Committee member of the EU GridLab project. He is also member of the EGEE Project Collaboration Board and the Steering Committee of the EU CoreGrid project. He is the co-ordinator of the EDGeS project. He was the co-leader of the Hungarian Supercomputing Program. He is coordinator of the EU projects: EDGeS, EDGI, SHIWA, DEGISCO and SCI-BUS. He has secured research grants totalling around €3M.

Part-time full professor of Distributed Computing Systems in the Dept of Computing and Data Science. Stephen has led several research projects in parallel and distributed computing funded by national Research Councils and the European Union including EDPEPPS, HPCTI and SEPP. He also led the development of distributed simulation architectures for urban traffic modelling and microscopic simulation through the EU-funded projects HIPERTRANS and OSSA. He has published over 100 technical papers in the field of parallel and distributed computing, supervised around 20 research students and secured over £1M of research funding from the EU and UK funding councils. Until recently he was an editor of the Journal of Systems Architecture, and IEEE Micro. His current research interests are in cluster, grid and cloud computing.

Director of Infrastructure in the Faculty of Science and Technology. Thierry graduated in 1993 from the Ecole Superieure de Technologie Electrique, Institute of Electrical Engineering (ESIEE), Marne La Vallee, France. He received his PhD in 2000. He contributed to the design and development activities resulting in the Grid Execution Management for Legacy Code Architecture (GEMLCA) solution within the UK EPSRC funded OGSA Testbed project. He supports the Westminster Grid infrastructure that provides resources to the UK National Grid Service and to the Westfocus Grid Alliance Project. He published more than 40 papers in conference proceedings and periodicals. His research interests cover performance evaluation of parallel systems, Cluster computing, Grid computing, virtualisation in distributed systems and Cloud computing. He chaired the special sessions in virtualisation in distributed systems at the Euromicro International Conference since 2008. He worked on several EU and UK research projects.

  • Peter Borsody (RA)
  • Benoit Meilhac (RA)
  • Noam Weingarten (RA)
  • Edward Michniak (RA)
  • Dario Ferrer
  • Bharat Gupta (PhD student)
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Recent publications from the Centre for Parallel Computing.

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Major grants

Major grant-assisted projects from the Centre for Parallel Computing.