CERCS received a substantial equipment gift from Intel Corporation, in the
form of 12 dual-core machines, used for educational and research purposes.
This award resulted in new dual-core Intel machines being available to ECE
and CoC researchers in Computer Architecture, Operating Systems, and high
performance computing. With this award, CERCS is establishing a
Virtualization and Multi-core Systems Laboratory,
housed in both CoC and ECE facilities and in part, operated jointly with
the GTISC security research center. The laboratory's purpose is to
investigate the domain of future multi-core and server systems, with
topics ranging from scalable hypervisors for heterogeneous multi-core
systems, to online management for server platforms (including reliability
and power management), to trust and security models for distributed
systems. Donated machines are available both as 'hack machines' for
hypervisor and kernel development and as workstations accessible for
research and educational purposes.