Data communications week 8 brought a focus on wireless communications. In the tutorial we worked with some wireless network sniffers to get a deeper understanding of wireless networking. As I was running ubunutu on my laptop I was unable to use the software prescribed (http://www.metageek.net/products/inssider) which is a replacement for NetStumbler. Instead I had to use Kismet which is an Ubuntu option that was not very user friendly as it.. Read More
Week 8 of grid computing encompassed a completion the previous lecture on Grid Resource management (specifically distributed resource management [DRM]). The week 8 lecture was then a detailed introduction to sensor grid networks which I imagine is one of the most likely futures for grid computing. In sensor network Data filtering and security were the main issues discussed.