Cloud Computing and Complex Modelling
DCU hosts IC4 the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce www.ic4.ie IC4’s mission is to be a centre of excellence for innovation and applied research, that accelerates the development and adoption of cloud technology and showcases Ireland's capabilities in this field.
The centre is organised around 4 key themes for cloud computing:
- Architecture - including scalability and performance, reliability and resilience, interoperability, portability and migration
- Service Lifecycle including service delivery and service levels for a quality cloud service
- Business Research including business and organisational models and the regulatory environment
- Cloud Security including mobile and disaster recovery.
DCU has a high-performance computing research group called ARC SYM - the Advanced Research Computing Centre for Complex Systems Modelling. www.dcu.ie/arcysm The team has access to high performance computing infrastructure to address very large and complex problems in a wide range of domains including - biology, science, business security, environment, finance and open source software.
Examples of these complex challenges that require supercomputing power include – design of drug delivery systems; maximising yields in agriculture; wind energy modelling’; study of genomes related to Alzheimer’s; analysis of wave energy; improving public health through investigating drug resistant bacteria.
The Centre works closely with ICHEC (the Irish Centre for High End Computing) with access to their supercomputers.