School of Computer Science
16 May 2011
Impact Studies for Research Excellence Framework (REF)
Encryption of Laptops – note from Faculty
Having improved in our experience in encrypting laptops, we would like to update you on what the current situation is.
We have well established processes for Windows and Linux single boot systems. These have been working well across the University with over 1800 encrypted.
Following on from initial problems, we now have an agreed process for encrypting MACs. We have yet to build up our experience here but initial testing by the Encryption Group has proven successful.
We are still testing encryption multiple boot configurations.
Regardless of the configuration of your own laptop, we would like you to register it for encryption so that we can understand and plan for our upcoming workloads in conjunction with other activities. You can do this by contacting the Service Desk on 65544 or by completing the web form at http://remedy.manchester.ac.uk/cgi-bin/submitnologin.cgi. Please provide as much information about your configuration when logging the call, including notes on problems encountered if you have previously tried to encrypt your own.
We will then contact you and arrange an appropriate time for the work to be completed.
Many Thanks, EPS IS Team.
Resource Constrained Reliable Processor Micro-/Architectures against Soft Errors 16 May 11
12:30, Atlas 1, Kilburn Building
Prof. Jie Hu, New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJ, USA
CloudCache: Expanding and Shrinking Private Caches 16 May 11
16:00, Atlas 1, Kilburn Building
Hyunjin Lee, Department of Computer Science, University of Pittsburgh
Efficient and Scalable Cache Coherence for Many-Core Architectures 17 May 11
12:00, Atlas 1, Kilburn Building
Alberto Ros, Technical University of Valencia
Mixed Speculative Execution Models 17 May 11
15:15, Atlas 1, Kilburn Building
Polychronis Xekalakis, Intel Labs Barcelona
APT seminar 19 May 11
A Declarative Language and Compiler for Hardware System Modeling and Design
16:00, 2.15, Kilburn Building
Rishiyur S. Nikhil, CTO, Bluespec Inc.
Prize & Award Opportunities
Reminder: Low Carbon and Environment Competition 2011 20 May 11
UMIC and UMIP are pleased to announce the launch of the Low Carbon and Environment Competition 2011.
The competition is open to all University of Manchester academics and staff members and we are looking forward to hearing your ideas.
Visit the UMIC Innovation Portal to find out more.
New Grants and Awards
Arabic speech recognition and understanding: a hybrid approach
Funding Body: Qatar University
Paton - 1 year from 1st November 2011 following on from HoS position.