Linkage-Infrastructure and Equipment Facilities Program Grants 2006


Faculty of Science and Technology

School of Engineering and Technology

Title: Real time Observation of Thermal and Mechanical Response at the Nano Level

Dr MR Barnett; Prof PD Hodgson; Prof X Wang; A/Prof DM Cahill; Dr SR Clarke; Prof M Brandt; Dr Y Durandet

2006 : $648,000

Category: 2913 - METALLURGY

Partner Organisation(s)
Deakin University
Swinburne University of Technology
The Flinders University of South Australia

Administering Institution: Deakin University

Summary: The requested facility is an electron microscope dedicated to observing, in real time, the nano scale mechanisms that control the response of materials to stress and temperature. The insight provided by this facility is needed for the development of the next generation of materials, particularly "nano" materials based on particles, fibres, whiskers, nano tubes, thin films and other micro formed parts. These materials will underpin the next generation of technological advances and new applications such as nano machines. The facility will also be used to train the future scientists who will develop these exciting new technologies.

School of Information Technology

Title: Enterprise Grid Laboratory

Prof AM Goscinski; Prof DA Abramson; A/Prof Z Tari; A/Prof P Roe

2006 : $320,000

Category: 2803 - COMPUTER SOFTWARE

Partner Organisation(s)
Deakin University
Monash University
RMIT University
Queensland University of Technology

Administering Institution: Deakin University

Summary: Parallel and distributed processing can improve company profit, lower costs of design, production and deployment of new technologies, and create better business environments. To achieve this, new inexpensive parallel and distributed systems are needed. Research and initial developments show that such systems can be built based on enterprise grids. The understanding of enterprise grids, and in particular their operating systems, scheduling algorithms, load balancing, heterogeneity, transparency, applications deployment, is of the most critical importance for their development and taking them by industry and business. The new laboratory funded by this grant will place Australia at the forefront of research into the future generation of grids.

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