Computational resource optimization in Ugandan Tertiary Institutions
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Insufficient computational power, caused by limited budgets is a big challenge to high quality research and education in developing countries. Some institutions suffer acute shortages while others enjoy comparatively more resources. Many institutions therefore source for funds to procure more resources while paying less attention to optimally utilizing what they have or creating facilities for sharing with other institutions for mutual benefit. Current developments in Grid computing technology provide for mechanisms of consolidating isolated computing resources to provide a high power computing environment. In this project, we aim at studying ways (limited) computer resources can be optimally used in a financially constrained setting as well as ways for building an environment for providing high computing power for learning and research in a cost effective way.