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 Shanshan Song

Internet and Grid Computing Laboratory

The Internet and Grid Computing Laboratory (or IGC Lab) is dedicated for both research and teaching of graduate courses in EE and CS Departments at USC. The Lab facilities are built to solve network-based computing and security problems for the next-generation Internet and to develop software support for mobile wireless applications. The IGC Lab was established at USC School of Engineering in 1999. Research experiments performed in the Lab explore cutting-edge computer, cluster, wireless, Intranet, Internet, and Grid technologies.

     Instructional programs in the Lab are designed to enable the students in EE 532, Wireless Internet and Pervasive Computing, and new course on Grid Computing to gain concrete hands-on experiences in all-IP inter-networking and security benchmark experiments. We have identified four application areas: E-business, M-commerce, digital government, and virtual organizations for security reinforcement and confidentiality protection.

     A Beowulf-class PC cluster has been built at the IGC Lab with 16 Pentium PC engines running the Linux/OS and Windows XP, interconnected by 100 Mbps Ethernet. Wireless access of this cluster is made possible through a wireless LAN to be installed in the Lab. We will integrate the PC cluster with a wireless LAN as a wireless gateway testbed for mobile pervasive computing, wireless Internet services, distributed security control, GridSec, and NetShield testbed for Grid computing applications.

     Visiting our Lab Web site to find out detailed R/D and teaching programs being offered. The Lab is located in EEB building Room 231 on USC main campus. Contact Prof. Kai Hwang at Tel. 213 740-4470 or by Email:, if you need additional information. The staffs at the IGC Lab welcome collaborations with creative researchers and practitioners from industry and academia. The IGC Lab is open for industrial participation and actively working with several government research agencies.

  Last Update: Jan 21, 2005