Diasporas and Distributed Computing

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Status: 
Ongoing
Collaborators: 

UNESCO and HP

Amount: 
US$45,000

To carry out research leading to the establishment of a University and national grid and cloud computing infrastructure to support research in science and technology. The infrastructure will facilitate access by our scientists to global resources, facilities, applications and data. One of the objectives is that the infrastructure will facilitate collaboration with Africans in the Diaspora enabling the latter to participate in research and development activities of their mother countries. This leads to Brain gainto counter the existing Brain Drain. The other output is that the infrastructure will facilitate access to high performance computing resources.

Start Year: 
2010
End Year: 
2013

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