Research Information of Xiannong Meng
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 Current
research project
 Intelligent
Web search  with Dr. Zhixiang Chen check at his
web site
 Links to some
of our projects.
 A debugging
tool for programming in TCP/IP based
network. Select here for more
details.
 Networking and
data distribution issues in the PARSeD project. Select here for more details.
 Distributed
simulations in COWS (Cluster Of WorkStations) environment. Select here for more details.
 General
research interests

Performance evaluation

Distributed
simulation 
Distributed simulation comes in a lot of
different flavors. I am particularly interested in optimal distributed
simulations in a cluster of workstations. For some of my
research papers in this area, please select here . For more general information,
follow this link.

High speed network
protocols This is a fastdeveloping area. Many high speed networks
based on ATM technology have been deployed. Researchers have been
looking into the issue of Gigabit networking. This link
provided by IEEE is a nice starting
point.
Another important trend in this area is the pursuing of Fast
Ethernet. I found these links useful. For
a general Ethernet page, select this link.

Operating systems

Distributed computing systems

Cluster computing

Queueing theory

Queueing theory finds many applications in computer science.
 So far, I
have found this excellent link
to general queueing theory. I am searching more information about
computer science applications of queueing theory.
 Tom Slater at tks@dcs.ed.ac.uk
has developed a site
for queueing theory tutorial at
http://www.dcs.ed.ac.uk/home/tks/.

Computational
science 
I started to get into computational science because I find it
fascinating. It contains elments of distributed computing and
mathematics, and I love both. Here is a list of good resources on the
subject.
 This is a
link from Albuquerque Resource Center
to some of the resources in computational science.
 The EPCC
(Edinburg Parallel Computing Centre)
Training and Education Centre has an excellent web page for resources
regarding MPI and HPF. Follow this link.
 MPI is an important library for distributed computing. I
have a collection
of MPI related information.
 MPIBIP: MPI via Myrinet, based on MPICH, for Linux
http://lhpca.univlyon1.fr/mpibip.html
 ScaMPI: MPI via SCI, *not* based on MPICH, for Linux &
Solaris http://www.scali.com
 MPMPICH: MPI via SCI, shared memory and socket for
Linux, Solaris and Windows
http://www.lfbs.rwthaachen.de/content/mpmpichdl
 This is a link to
the Center for Computational Science at ORNL.
 Ames Lab has an award
program for undergraduate computational science and
engineering. They have a web site that describes a number of awardwinning UCSE projects.
 Nbody problem is a classci computational problem. Mario
Antonioletti of EPCC has a nice collection of Nbody problem related information.
 This is the lecture notes of
Jim Demmel at UC Berkeley on "Applications of Parallel Computers".
 A very nice collection of information about Nbody
problem can be followed from here.
 Mersenne prime number page at
the University of Tennesse at Martin. A Mersenne prime is a prime
number of the form 2^{p}  1 where p itself is a
prime number. So far (Jan. 15, 1998), 36 Mersenne prime numbers have
been identified, where the first 35 have been proved to be consecutive.
 Object Oriented
Software Control Strategies  Recently I joined the research
project headed by Dr. Nelson
in object oriented software control strategies. Some of the links
are listed.

Resources
from the Web
 This is
a list of my publications.
 This is
a list of my
presentations.
 Related
professional
conferences and publications.

Some interesting information about the
Web.
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