Burkina Faso: Ouagadougou University, Laboratoire de traitement de l’information et de la communication (LTIC)
Project: Implementation of a high performance computing grid at Ouagadougou University
Project coordinator: Professor Oumarou Sie
Research component: research and development of research on algorithms and distributed applications, take advantage of the grid for experiments. Supervision of Ph.D. and Masters students.
Training component: development of a curriculum for students in scientific Masters, so that they are trained in how to use the computing grid effectively, development of training modules for teaching and research staff. Teach modules to the target audience.
Partnership component: gather a group of research and teaching staff and labs who will commit to awareness-raising as to the benefits of grid computing and will strive to kick start a local network of computing grids, particularly in West Africa, with UCAD (Senegal), UGB (Senegal), along with Côte d’Ivoire and Cameroon. Then work conjointly with other regional networks to build up on this initiative and help a more global network emerge.