Grid computing to barcode recognition…

Sunderland University (UK), Grid Computer

The Institution of Engineering and Technology - The IET On the 9th Feb 2009 I went along to an IET evening lecture hosted by the University of Sunderland Centre for Internet Technologies. It was about the grid computer they have built there where you can read more about it on their site.

There is also a quick item about the event here (I’m at the front),

IET presentation on 3D computer rendering using the grid computing facility at the University of Sunderland.

CIT has trialled four different rendering applications on the grid - Autodesk 3DS Max, Maxon Cinema 4D, NetTek Lightwave and Blender - and the presentation focused on the outcome of the trials.

The lecture was well attended by a mixture of IET members, students, and others with an interest in the subject. Following the presentation, a practical demonstration of the grid was given to attendees.

I have to say I was really impressed at the environment the students there get to work and the grid computer facility itself was interesting. Points that stick in my mind were;