- Jessica Leduc -
For as long as Jessica could know, she has always been facinated with computers and the technology that comes behind them. It has always been a big deal for her to truly understand what went on behind the scenes of a computer or anything electronic for that matter. Over time she played around with some of her family's old computers, took them apart, and put them back together again. As college became closer she became so facinated and curious with computers she decided to major in Computer Engineering at Santa Clara University. As of today she has excelled in this field, soaking up all the information she can get. She hopes to be in the marketing and sales field when she graduates and until then she intends on interning with some of the Silicon Valley's highest proclaimed companies and doing in depth research with her school counselor.
- Trisha Leconte -
Since childhood Trisha always exhibited talents for computers and art. Although a bit timid and introverted, Trisha spoke loudly on her interest not only in drawing and painting, but also on building necessities with items purchased from the local hardware store. At an early age, she learned how to use various electric tools and hand tools that she used in the construction of a few home projects. At the age of 12, she was fascinated by the computer and the way she could manipulate its interface to draw, write and play many types of games. A few years later, her interest in computers had risen to a level where she wanted to further explore its architecture and what made it worked. In her late teens, Trisha decided to attend Santa Clara University where she is majoring in Computer Engineering. Today, Trisha is developing computer programs using high level computer languages and doing research on the next generation of high speed computers with her school counselor.
The capacity of a grid is difficult, if not impossible, to estimate today, and widespread adoption of grid computing hinges on the ability to justify their cost. For this reason, grid capacity planning is becoming an important area in grid computing. This project includes developing a mechanism to calculate the network capacity of a Lambda-Grid, which is given in terms of number of wavelengths, or lambdas, for each segment of the network. Given for a network topology and a specific scenario determined by the traffic distribution, this network capacity calculator will determine a capacity curve for a range of network usability and/or blocking probability.
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In the summer of 2005, Trisha Leconte started research on Lambda Grids. She has worked on finding a correlation between the number of lightpaths between nodes in a network and the probability that traveling data will be blocked. She was exposed to some simulations that generate different scenarios based on several parameters such as the number of nodes in a network, the number of lightpaths between each node, the time allocated for data to pass, etc. The data collected in the summer was not enough to conclude a strong correlation. This year, Trisha will work with Jessica Leduc to collect more data and find a strong relationship, if any.
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