Parallel and Distributed Computing Lab (PDCL)


PDCL (formerly Parallel and Distributed Computing Lab) was established in 1994. Since then, there have been numerous successful research projects and activities carried out. Faculty members at PDCL have graduated more than 80 PhD and research Master students. Many of them are now working with renowned universities, research institutes or companies (e.g., University of Birmingham, Microsoft, and Oracle).

Current research activities in PDCL can be broadly grouped into six interest areas from resource infrastructures, enabling technologies to applications of parallel and distributed computing: High Performance Computing; Grid & Cloud Computing; P2P Systems; Multi-Agent Systems; Collabortaive Technology and Applications; and Large-scale Discrete Event Simulation. Particularly, it has gained an international reputation for its research on distributed simulation, and has received seven best paper awards for this work at international conferences in recent years. In addition, PDCL(formerly PDCC) has hosted numbers of leading international conferences in Singapore: 6th IEEE Cluster Computing and the Grid (CCGrid 2006), 20th ACM/IEEE/SCS Principles of Advanced and Distributed Simulation (PADS 2006), 13th IEEE/ACM Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT 2009), 19th IEEE Modeling,Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication System (MASCOTS 2011), 18th IEEE Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS 2012), 13th Systems Simulation (AsiaSim 2013), 6th IEEE cloud Computing Technology and Science (Cloudcom 2014)

PDCL has formed research partnerships with Griffith University (Australia), Polish Japanese Institute of Information Technology (Poland), University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (USA), Kahlsruhe University (USA), University of Texas at Austin (USA), Institute of High Performance Computing (Singapore), Hewlett Packard, and Sun Microsystems in the area of high performance computing and distributed computing and with Georgia Institute of Technology (USA), Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), Brunel University (UK), University of Amsterdam (Netherlands), Singapore Institute of Manufacture Technology (SIMTech), Defense Science and Technology Agency (Singapore), and IBM T J Watson in the area of distributed simulation.

PDCL has excellent computing equipments and network infrastructure including a Custom Computing Resource(laaS and PaaS),CPU/GPGPU cluster and several Linux clusters. In addition, there are approximately 70 PC/Workstations for use by graduate and undergraduate students.