This is a pre-release version. These pages are still under construction and many are still quite incomplete. Also a number of links are still broken. I will get round to fixing this as soon as I can. Until then, my apologies.
If you were hoping that the 3 `R's refer to Brazil's fantastic footballing (as in soccer) trio then you will be very disappointed. Instead they refer to our Research, Reference and Resource Repository of web links and information related to distributed computing. This collection contains references, papers and links to other sites, software, e.t.c. related to my research and teaching interests.
An initial version of these pages started out as an undergraduate course diary. This then evolved into creating a starting point from which students and researchers here at IC-UFF could search for information relevant to their respective projects or interests in cluster computing. Due to the unexpected interest from visitors outside UFF (particularly abroad), the pages have been completely overhauled in an attempt to impart both a national and international flavour. We hope to provide foreign (as well as local) visitors an insight to the current state of brazilian research in the areas of Distributed Computing (which here includes Grid, Cluster and Peer-to-Peer Computing), Parallel Computing and Task Scheduling. For Brazilian researchers, we hope to provide information on where around the world they can find out more about their particular interests in these areas.
[As of 16th October 2002, we have only managed to initiate the Distributed Computing section. Information is constantly being added and updated, please bear with us! Although this (directory of information) site is far from being complete, has numerous broken links (e.g. if a menu item begins with the letter "X", then the page is not available yet) etc., it has been made public in this form in the hope the construction process might be sped up by researchers contributing information they think relevant. One objective of this site is to help promote collaboration amongst researchers in related areas.]
Although these pages are predominantly in English (for our international audience), the browser's status line contains some corresponding comments in portuguese.
Thank you for your interest and for visiting this site. We hope you find what you are looking for. If not, please let us know, we will do our best to help.
Thanks to all of the people who have contributed to keeping these pages up to date.
The upkeep of these pages is partially funded by grants from Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq) and Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (FAPERJ).
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