The project entails finding (papers or a web site on) some interesting topic in Parallel Computing & Distributed Systems (e.g., a Parallel/Distributed Programming Language, or Systems, or Algorithms, or Distributed/Parallel Systems Security, or Data Center Load Distribution … etc) and writing two to three page note on it. The goal is to teach yourself (and us) something exciting in Parallel Computing & Distributed Systems, and to concisely communicate that.
The note should draw the reader's attention to an interesting subject in Parallel or High Performance
Computing & Distributed Systems. It should contain five sections:
A brief but complete description of the subject (Introduction). This description should be understandable on its own, i.e., without the need to read other papers or background material.
A short description of the technical details of the subject.
A brief explanation of the importance and impact of the subject -- why should anyone care.
A brief prediction of the future impact of the subject on Computer Science in particular, and society as a whole (Conclusions).