Distributed Research

I’m currently spearheading efforts to allow our lab to work in a distributed fashion. This is turning out to be difficult and complex. We need workstations, number-crunching facilities, and storage, as well as the ability to communicate with each other. I’ve found a free conference call site, which has allowed us to have one ‘meeting’ of sorts already, with more on the way. It was nice to hear from everyone and just talk about the situation.

I’m currently adding software to my Linode (the virtual server on which this site is hosted) to facilitate some lab activities, but it’s a long and sometimes frustrating process.

More updates as the information arrives.