Computer Systems, Networks, and Performance (DISCUS Lab)

The DISCUS lab studies performance and behaviour of distributed computing systems. For example, a task such as watching an online video – which seems simple to a user – can involve many different computers communicating with each other over a wide network. This becomes yet more complicated when thousands or even millions of users are involved. DISCUS groups aim to develop performance and optimization techniques that allow as many people as possible to harness the power of large computer networks.