Infrastructure

Krishan and Vicky Joshi Research Center:

The four-story,  $11 million structure of glass and steel   features 50,000 square feet of high-tech, flexible lab spaces, several well-equipped conference rooms with expansive glass windows that offer spectacular views of the Wright State campus, and high-speed network with Internet 2 capability, furthering partnerships with Wright Patterson Airforce Base, local industry, and both national and international collaborators.

The Kno.e.sis Center and the Dr. Amit Sheth's activities are housed on the third floor. They are the focal point for statewide research in advanced data management, visualization, bioinformatics, sensor technologies, and more. Thirteen labs directed by Kno.e.sis' fifteen faculty members are housed primarily on the third floor, with additional lab space found on the fourth floor. The Center provides offices for faculty, research scientists with and without PhDs, administrative personnel, and visitors. Click here to view a brochure with additional details on the Joshi Research Center.

Computing:

All labs have state-of-the-art computing capabilities. Each researcher has either a workstation (typically dual quad processors, 4GB, .5/1 TB disk) or a laptop (and in many cases both).

The Center has three racks of servers in a server room that contains the following:

  • A number of Linux and Windows servers hosting project/Center websites.
  • A number of virtual research and development servers housed in two High Performance Clusters using Openstack Cloud Virtualization, allowing up to 13PB storage, with high-performance Xeon processors with up to 24 cores and 13TB of RAM.

Additionally, a number of projects requiring high-performance computing use the Ohio Supercomputer Center and a large Oracle installation set up for use by Kno.e.sis projects, located at Wright State University's central computing facility.

Kno.e.sis is an Ohio Center of Excellence on Knowledge-enabled Computing (Kno.e.sis), which has 15 faculty members from five colleges (including seven from the Department of Computer Science) and 50+ researchers.