Accelerating Mobile Data Communications Tenfold
Prof. Frank Zhigang Wang
Cambridge-Cranfield High Performance Computing Facility (CCHPCF)
Prof Wang and his group have developed a new data communication protocol, which supports universally wired and wireless network applications and services with a speedup of 2-25. Best of all, this protocol requires no changes in the way users work with their applications since it conforms the existing IT infrastructures. During his presentation, he is going to show a demo of using this protocol to accelerate applications, ranging from Media Player, Web Browser to Google Earth. This work has won an ACM/IEEE Super Computing Award.
Prof. Frank Wang is a Fellow of British Computer Society, Professor and Chair of Cambridge-Cranfield High Performance Computing Facility (CCHPCF). His appointment in 2004 was seen as crucial to the initiative of the CCHPCF, which is a collaborative research facility in the Universities of Cambridge and Cranfield, with an investment size of 40 million GBPs. He serves the High End Computing Panel for Science Foundation Ireland (SFI). He was elected as the Chairman (UK & Republic of Ireland Chapter) of the IEEE Computer Society in 2005. He serves the UK e-Science Project Panel. Frank is the holder of a number of EPSRC/DTI/EC grants, totalling 3.5 million Euros. He has been invited to report his work at Princeton University, Carnegie Mellon University, Oxford University, Edinburgh University, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Taiwan Tsinghua University, Jawaharlal Nehru University (India), Aristotle University and Helsinki Technology University, etc. He has fostered a number of collaborations with industrial giants, including IBM, Microsoft, BBC, Xerox, CERN, Rolls Royce, HP and EADS.