The University of Westminster Local Desktop Grid connects laboratory PCs of the university into a BOINC based Desktop Grid infrastructure. The university is set over four main campuses and some additional smaller locations in Central- and North-West-London each of them offering a variable number of mainly windows based PCs for teaching purposes.
The University of Westminster Local Desktop Grid currently includes over 1500 registered machines. These machines are available for desktop grid computations whenever they are switched on but not utilised by students for teaching or other purposes.
The aim of the University of Westminster Desktop Grid Gateway (UoW DG Gateway) is to support computation intensive research and teaching applications at the University of Westminster, based on low cost local resources.The gateway is connected to the University of Westminster Local Desktop Grid (http://wgrass.wmin.ac.uk/