SysLab focuses on research and development of Cloud Systems, Internet-based distributed systems, and mobile applications. Research at SysLab is inspired by many considerations related to Security, Scalability, Quality of Service, Performance Enhancement, and Usability of these systems.
Motivated by recent advancements and popularity of Cloud Computing and High-Performance Computing systems, SysLab also focuses on research and development of these two different but related domains. Cloud Computing can yield enhanced performance and usability for different mobile and Internet-based applications. Similarly, High Performance Computing can catalyze solution for many computational problems and yield increased performance for various applications. Further, technological advancements related to Smart city and Internet of Things, emergence of smart grid, and integration of mobile and cloud, has open new opportunities for research. SysLab team is concentrated on architecture and design of these systems and development of various applications which can benefit from emerging research technologies.
Smart City and Smart grid, GPU Computing, Block Chain, Distributed Deep Learning, Internet of Things, Software Defined Networks, Natural Language Processing, Heterogeneous Parallel Computing, Cloud Computing, Fog/Edge Computing, Cyber Security for Smart City, Multimedia Wireless Sensor Networks, Security in Smart phones.
SysLab has received research grants from NVIDIA and IEEE TCPP. It is also Pakistan's first and only NVIDIA Research Center. In 2017, SysLab received HEC NRPU grant to develop efficient infrastructure for large-scale communication of IOT devices in a smart city.
High performance computing lab is established with high speed network using Infiniband equipment and SDN enable switch. Five node cluster including server machine. Each node is equipped with multiple NVIDIA GPUs Titan, Tesla K-40, GTX 780. Additionally, there are 3 GPU enabled laptops and 7 portable GPU cards Jetson TK1 for initial tests.