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尼古拉斯教授(Prof. Nicholas Mc Guire)系列学术讲座

报告题目:Why does Microsoft go to Open Source?
时间:2016年12月14日下午2:30
地点:飞云楼010

报告题目:Random process
时间:2016年12月09日晚上7:30
地点:飞云楼209

报告题目:Linux Kernel Tools
时间:2016年12月07日至18日上午9:00-12:00,下午3:00-6:00
地点:飞云楼530

尼古拉斯教授简介:

国籍:奥地利

工作经历:
2007年至今:OSADL安全工作组负责人
2007年至2009年:Thales(泰雷兹)公司铁路信号处理部门系统架构高级工程师
2006年至今:兰州大学萃英讲席教授
2005年至2007年: Alcatel(阿尔卡特)公司交通自动化部门安全相关系统高级工程师
2002年至今:奥地利OpenTech(开放技术)公司CEO
2002年至2003年:FSMLabs公司高级工程师
2001年至今:RTLinux/GPL官方维护者
2000年至今:Real-Time Linux Foundation高级技术顾问
1994年至2001年:维也纳大学工程师

荣誉:
2009年:中华人民共和国外国专家局“友谊奖”
2007年:甘肃省外国专家局“敦煌奖”

Lanzhou University Named an NVIDIA GPU Research Center

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LANZHOU, China—Sept. 9, 2015—Lanzhou University today announced that it has been named a GPU Research Center by NVIDIA, the world leader in visual computing.

GPU Research Centers are institutions that embrace and utilize GPU technologies across multiple research fields, and are at the forefront of some of the world’s most innovative scientific research. GPU computing leverages the parallel processing capabilities of GPU accelerators and enabling software to deliver dramatic increases in performance for scientific, artificial intelligence, deep learning, graphics, engineering, and other demanding applications.

Lanzhou University was recognized for its advanced research in construction of high density cloud computing, virtualization, animation rendering, video encoding, 3D computing, mathematical analysis, computational physics, big data mining and other fields using GPU technology.

As a GPU Research Center, Lanzhou University will have pre-release access to NVIDIA GPU hardware and software, the opportunity to attend exclusive events with key researchers and academics, a designated NVIDIA technical liaison, and access to specialized online and in-person training sessions.

About Lanzhou University:
Founded in 1909, Lanzhou University has been the best university in the northwestern region of China, ranking as one of the top 30 among over 1,500 universities across China. It is one of the key universities administered directly by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China.

For further information, contact:
Prof. Qingguo Zhou
Distributed & Embedded System Lab
+86-931-8912025
zhouqg@lzu.edu.cn

OSADL Safety Critical Linux Working Group

OSADL Safety Critical Linux Working Group

Title: GNU/Linux for Safety Critical Systems

Speaker: Prof. Nicholas Mc Guire

Position: OSADL Safety Coordinator & Distributed & Embedded Systems Lab, Lanzhou University

Date: Jan 16-18, 2015

Venue: Distributed & Embedded Systems Lab, Lanzhou University, P.R. China

Linux for safety related systems has been in discussion for at least since the publication of HSE report 1336 “Justifying the use of software of uncertain pedigree (SOUP) in safety-related applications” in 2001 by HSE. Its deployment target is not only traditional controllers like PLCs but also critical infrastructure and distributed control systems (e.g. ATC, rail interlocking, system monitoring).

In this session we first give an introduction to safety issues in general and the turn to the specifics of utilizing Open Source components. The general introduction to functional safety covers core concepts of ALARM, MEM, GAMAB and generally risk based safety approach, procedural safety focussing on systematic capabilities (SC) of complex software components. Specifically outline the paths available for justifying/arguing (claim: argument: evidence) of open-source components in a safety related system based on IEC 61508 Ed 2 as well as some of the related standards. We then introduce how to actually work with such a standard by interpreting and mapping to the specific system.

Building on pre-existing components changes the high-level development model and this needs to be addressed by your development live-cycle.

In a nut-shell it amounts to:

Traditional:    Requirements -> Design -> Implementation -> Integration

Open-Source:       Requirements -> Selection -> Integration

This is well reflected in current standards in the automotive domain:

ISO 26262 (Safety Element out of Context/Pre-existing software) or the rail domain EN 50128 Ed 2/IEC 62297 (Pre-existing/open-source software).

The goal of the session is to introduce the general work-flow in functional safety – how to work with standards and specifically the potential for using GNU/Linux in safety related applications and to also introduce the potential problems and limitations.

GNU/Linux is not the answer to all computing requirements notably in the domain of safety related systems, but it has some offerings that are well worth investigating – and where it fits it can be a great advantage to build on open-source tools – this session is intended as a starting point.

Program Outline:

* Introduction to safety

* Core standards overview

* Introduction of 61508 Ed2

* Strategies for GNU/Linux in 61508 context

* Some notes on ISO 9001/90003

* Overview of related standard (Rail, Automotive, Avionics)

* Working with standards

– interpretation

– mapping

* Notes on building a Safety Case

* Practical exercises

– system analysis

– component assessment

– tools qualification

* A Brief report on OSADLs SIL2LinuxMP project

This session is free for OSADL members and registered students – for non OSADL members please contact Dr. Zhou Qingguo <zhouqg@lzu.edu.cn> registration by e-mail required.

DSLab team take meeting with Mr.Xue of HUAWEI Co.

Prof. Zhou Qingguo and Prof. Nicholas McGuire participated the meeting with Mr.Xue of HUAWEI Co. in August 20.

Mr. Xue talked about the project and elaborated each milestone of the project with Linux team.

Prof. Nicholas McGuire held git training in LanZhou Aug 15-22,2014

Prof Dr. Nicholas Mc Guire (Austria) from DSLab in Lanzhou University has organized a week workshop on using git

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开源是一种深怀于心的信仰

消息来源:http://www.intel.cn/content/www/cn/zh/education/case-interview/open-source.html

“开源是一种文化;开源是一种理念;开源是一种信仰;Come together,让我们一起在开源的环境中不断成长!”这是兰州大学开源社区的标语,也是兰大信息科学与工程学院周庆国教授所践行的理念,“希望通过与英特尔这样的企业深入开展开放式合作,共同推动开源,与更多人分享开源带来的便利”。

“我们是一所在祖国西部的高校,资源相对匮乏,部分学生家庭条件不好。这些都促使我们着眼现实,探索有特色的计算机教学”,访谈开始,周老师的寥寥数语,即让人感受到他内心浓浓的教育情怀和对这片土地的热爱。

1996年,周老师从兰州大学物理系专业毕业,而本科到博士一直都是物理学专业的他,因为在科研中需要了解和运用计算机、信息通讯等知识,硬是凭着一股韧劲,在完成博士学位的同时,也成为计算机领域的专家,“这在外人看来简直是不可思议,但是我是一个非常乐于接受挑战的人,做研究就是要有这种探索未知的勇气”。博士毕业后,周老师执教于兰州大学网络中心,跨学科的经历也让他对科研和教学的视野别样开阔、思想分外开放。

从2004年开始,周老师开设Linux课程,从2006年开始教授嵌入式Linux,为有效解决教学资源匮乏问题,周老师充分运用了开放、共建等开源思想,积极寻找外部支持,并结缘英特尔,“2008年第一次与英特尔合作是参加了‘英特尔多核技术大学合作项目’,英特尔公司捐赠了多核设备和软件,并提供了相应技术资料。之后,我们又参与到‘英特尔嵌入式大学计划’,并从2009年成为嵌入式大学计划深度合作院校。”

为了让英特尔提供的凌动开发板等资源普及每个参与嵌入式学习的学生,周老师的开放型思维再次发挥作用,“在我们的VLab实验室中,我们将英特尔凌动、ARM、SPT等开发板上机架,同时做了登陆服务器和相应的调试环境配站,学生便可以从远端登陆,远程在开发板上调试程序。为方便学生操作,我们在Vlab上安装了摄像头,学生通过摄像头看到状态针,从而知道系统的运行状态”。周老师说,通过开发板的集成应用,既解决了学生多板子少的问题,又方便学生远程操作,提高了学习效率;自己在中美高端论坛谈到这一方式后,许多老师对其赞赏有加。

开源思想、开放的思路为周老师带来的不仅仅是通过与英特尔等企业合作,解决了教学实践平台问题,还为嵌入式教学融入了新意,创出了特色。“我们的教师团队依托互联网开源社区,为教学设计了开源项目管理计划,用全新的方式,解决了教材编写和学生学习、实践等多方面的问题”,对于利用开源社区,支持教学活动,周老师颇有心得,“依托开源社区,将网络最前沿的技术信息和知识灵活编写成讲义,并利用英特尔开展的定期教师培训,吸纳嵌入式技术创新,结合产业需求,让讲义内容紧贴产业发展和实践需求,还很好解决了嵌入式技术更新速度快、与国际前沿脱节的问题。”

周老师和他的同事们一路求索,在嵌入式教学方面已经形成了体系。2006年,将嵌入式技术与Linux相结合形成嵌入式Linux开发课程,同时将嵌入式硬件、软件与嵌入式系统开发技能相结合,帮助学生解决软硬分离的问题。由于嵌入式最初应用于工业控制领域,因此在2008年周老师邀请RTLinux GPL版本维护者奥地利Nicholas Mc Guire教授合作讲授安全计算课程。之后,又相继开设了接口和通信、网络存储和安全等课程,在西北地区的嵌入式教学中,做出了自己的特色。

在不断完善嵌入式教学的基础上,开源信仰促使周老师和他的同事们积极分享经验和资源,帮助更多兄弟院校完善嵌入式课程的教学。兰州大学已经在在西北地区做了两期培训班,共有五十所高校参加了培训。谈到分享,周老师说,“我们和英特尔的理念一样,都希望用自己的行动将开源、分享的理念传播给更多学校和师生,以推动西部计算机教育更快进步。”

开源的思想不仅体现在课程、教材方面,更潜移默化渗透到周老师对学生学习管理的方方面面,“从06年实验室启用起,我们指导学生用开源项目管理工具GIT记录自己的学习过程,每学期提交项目计划书,每周上传自己的weekly report,并将设计文档存储在数据仓库,让老师都可以随时了解其学习和实践状况,让学习成为可追溯的过程。”

“同时,我们与国际开发社区紧密结合,开发自己的开源社区,引导学生们投身开源建设,激发同学们学习开源软件技术的兴趣”,周老师在谈到开源社区建设时颇为自豪,“在2006年5月10日,兰州大学开源社区正式对外发布。在这个社区,每个人都有自己的想法,或许是一个瞬间的灵感,他们都能够在这里将他们实现,尽情地享受开源带来的 OPEN,FREE,SHARE”。周老师作为开源社区创始人和指导老师,见证了这个社区从无到有、从默默无闻到一鸣惊人的发展历程。

深怀开源信仰,面对嵌入式技术发展的广阔未来,周老师对教学又提出了新的目标,那就是培养软硬兼施的人才,并在嵌入式国内外研讨会上,和参会老师、专家进行了交流,希望通过与英特尔开展开源硬件的合作,打破硬件和软件的界限,培养学生软硬一体化的系统思维;同时希望通过合作研究,开发出一种成本更低的开发板,能让学生从入学到毕业可以一直使用,让更多学生从中受益。周老师的这一想法,或许在近期就可以得以实现——就在访谈之后几天,润色稿件之际,英特尔宣布与开源硬件平台公司 Arduino 达成合作,推出基于英特尔架构全新兼容 Arduino 的可开发电路板。

开源是一种信仰,需要坚执开放精神的人去倡导,更需要有开源精神的公司去推动。对此,周老师说,“虽然与英特尔的合作时间还很短暂,但其开放、分享的企业文化给师生们带来深刻影响”。这种精神也给周老师和师生们更大信心,激励着他们定能在开源路上越走越远。

High-performance computing technology training

The branch of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou Supercomputing Center, invited the HPC industry experts to hold a free technical training.20131014115725

 

Training in Shanghai SPECTRUM CONTROL SYSTEMS Corp.

From July 27th to August 2nd , Prof Dr. Nicholas Mc Guire (Austria) from DSLab in Lanzhou University has held a training in Shanghai SPECTRUM CONTROL SYSTEMS Corp. The topic of the training is about RT-Preempt Embedded Linux.om July 27th to August 2nd , Prof Dr. Nicholas Mc Guire (Austria) from DSLab in Lanzhou University has held a training in Shanghai SPECTRUM CONTROL SYSTEMS Corp. The topic of the training is about RT-Preempt Embedded Linux.om July 27th to August 2nd , Prof Dr. Nicholas Mc Guire (Austria) from DSLab in Lanzhou University has held a training in Shanghai SPECTRUM CONTROL SYSTEMS Corp. The topic of the training is about RT-Preempt Embedded Linux.

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A five Day Workshop On Embedded Linux RTOS

Prof Dr. Nicholas Mc Guire (Austria) from DSLab in Lanzhou University has organized a five day workshop on Embedded Linux RTOS.

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NaSCoIT 2013 And Call For Paper

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SEVENTH NATIONAL STUDENTS’ CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (NaSCoIT 2013) AND CALL FOR PAPER

 

Nepal College of Information Technology proudly presents an International IT Conference on ICT for Glocalization on 28th September 2013.

 

Important Dates:

 

 

    • Abstract Submission: Aug 15, 2013

 

    • Acceptance Notice: Aug 20, 2013

 

    • Draft Submission: Sept 8, 2013

 

    • Final Camera-ready submission: Sept 15, 2013

 

    • Registration Deadline: September 23, 2013

 

    • Conference Day: September 28, 2013

 

    • Venue: Park Village Resort, Budanilkantha, Kathmandu, Nepal

 

 

Overview:

 

The Sixth NaSCoIT was held on 8th August 2009, fifth on 18th August 2007, fourth 20th May 2006, third on 21st May 2005, second on 15th May 2004 and first on 26th April 2003.

 

Considering the growing interest towards IT education in the country, an attempt was made by Nepal College of Information Technology (NCIT), for the first time in Nepal, to provide a common platform to IT students for sharing their views and ideas by organizing a national level IT Conference. Prof. Suresh Raj Sharma, Hon. Vice Chancellor of Kathmandu University (KU) inaugurated the fourth NaSCoIT. Rt. Hon. Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers, Mr. Kirtinidhi Bista inaugurated the third edition of NaSCoIT while the Hon. Vice Chancellor of Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) Prof. Dayanand Bajracharya inaugurated the second and Hon. Vice Chairman of National Planning Commission Dr. Shankar Sharma inaugurated the first NaSCoIT. In these conferences, papers were submitted from home country as well as from abroad including institutions like NCIT, NEC, Kathmandu University, Pulchowk Campus, Technical University of Vienna, Jadavpur University and Sikkim Manipal University.

 

Every effort is being made to include students studying various IT related subjects in universities/colleges in Nepal as well from abroad.

 

Conference Theme

 

Information Communication Technology (ICT) for Glocalization is the main theme of Seventh National Students’ Conference on Information Technology (NaSCoIT 2013).

 

Sub Theme

 

Papers are invited from the university/College students (including recent graduates, Ph.D degree holders) in a wide variety of information and technology related areas including, but not limited to:

 

 

    • Mobile computing

 

    • Cloud computing

 

    • Ubiquitous computing

 

    • Grid computing

 

    • Big data

 

    • Optical Communications and Networking

 

    • Network management and Services

 

    • Semantic web Technologies

 

    • e-governmence

 

    • ad-hoc networks

 

    • Security in wireless communication

 

 

Paper Submission Guidelines

 

Paper should be submitted in soft-copy, either by e-mail (nascoit@ncit.net.np), or Pen-drive or CD-Drive in MS-Word, or PDF Format, formatted as per this guideline.

 

 

    • Target paper size is A4.

 

    • All material on each page should fit within a rectangular area left out, after leaving the margin of 1″ from top, bottom and left, and a margin of 0.75″ from the right. The text should be in two equal sized columns with a spacing of 1 cm in-between.

 

    • Paper Heading: Helvetica 18-point bold Font

 

    • Authors’ names Helvetica 12-point Font

 

    • Authors’ Affiliations: Helvetica 10-point Font, run across the full width of the page – one column wide.

 

    • Authors’ Phone Number: Helvetica 10-point Font

 

    • Authors’ E-mail Address: Helvetica 12-point Font

 

    • Body Text: 10-point Times Roman Font

 

    • Footnotes: 8-point Times New Roman Font, and justified to the full width of the column.

 

    • References and Citations: 10-point Times New Roman Font, and justified t the full width of the column.

 

    • Headers and Footers: Should not be included

 

    • Page Numbering: Should not be numbered

 

    • Figures and Captions: Tables/Figures/Images in text should be placed as close to the reference as possible. It may extend across both columns to a maximum width of the rectangular text area.

 

    • Sections Heading: 12-point Times New Roman bold Font, in all-capitals  flush left with an additional 6-points of white space above the section head. Sections and subsequent sub- sections should be numbered and flush left. For a section head and a subsection head together (such as Section 3 and subsection 3.1), use no additional space above the subsection head.

 

    • Sub-Sections Heading: 12-point Times New Roman bold Font with only the  initial letters capitalized. (Note: For subsections and sub sub sections, a word like the or a is not capitalized unless it is the first word of the header.)

 

    • Sub-subsections Headings: 11-point Times New Roman italic Font with initial letters capitalized and 6-points of white space above the subsub section head.

 

    • Columns at Last Page: Should Be Made As Close As Possible to Equal Length

 

 

Link to the workshop that we held in Nepal:

http://www.ncit.net.np/content/rtos-workshop-photo-gallery

Link to the Conference Call for Paper: http://www.ncit.net.np/content/nascoit-2013-call-paper

http://ncit.net.np/content/nascoit