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Research Topics
Archaeological analysis
Cloud identification
Hyperspectral analysis

The shoal (robot fish)
The squadron (UAVs)
Compute cluster

See also
Centre for Environment and Society
Coral Reef Research Unit
Robotics Research Group

Compute cluster

Our compute cluster, known as the heap, is a set of 42 Shuttle PCs which we put together one afternoon in 2003 from components; several have died in the intervening time from power supply problems. All the original 42 nodes fitted snugly onto a single desk and we suspect the heap was the fastest desktop in existence at that point. Although the individual machines are now rather slow, 20–30 machines running a single job is still a great deal faster than a single state-of-the-art processor!

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