The TFCC is an international forum promoting cluster computing research and education. It participates in helping to set up and promote technical standards in this area. The Task Force is concerned with issues related to the design, analysis, development and implementation of cluster-based systems. Of particular interest are: cluster hardware technologies, distributed environments, application tools and utilities, as well as the development and optimisation of cluster-based applications.
The TFCC sponsors professional meetings, publish newsletters and other documents, set guidelines for educational programs, as well as help co-ordinate academic, funding agency, and industry activities in the above areas. The TFCC organizes annual conferences and hold a number of workshops that would span the range of activities sponsored by the Task Force. In addition, TFCC publishes a bi-annual newsletter to help IEEE/Computer Society members keep abreast of the events occurring within this field.
News - June 2004: TFCC and TCSA have merged to form a new Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC). With immediate effect all activities of TFCC and TCSA are now part of the new TCSC. For further information, please browse the TCSC webpage at http://www.ieeetcsc.org.