Press Release: A 3.6 M Euro research project could substantially reduce development costs for advanced computing

A recently granted 3.6 M Euro research project, funded by the European Commission, aims to transform new and existing computing applications for deployment to state-of-the-art heterogeneous computing systems. The resulting parallel implementations offer significant benefits in performance, energy efficiency, and product development costs for applications such as railway monitoring, industrial manufacturing, and healthcare.

The 3.6 M Euro REPARA project, supported with more that 2.6M Euros by the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) for Research and Technological Development, the EU’s main instrument for funding research – will bring together expertise from academic institutions and industry specialists across five countries.

Starting in September 2013, the REPARA project will run for 3 years and will focus on deploying applications to parallel heterogeneous computing systems. The project aims to make the performance and energy efficiency benefits of such computers available to end users without the high development effort usually associated with such complex architectures. The automated tools and methodologies targeted by REPARA are designed to reduce time-to-market and development costs, leading to more competitive products.

The project involves four academic institutions: University Carlos III of Madrid in Spain, HSR Raperswil in Switzerland, Technische Universit├Ąt Darmstadt in Germany, and University of Szeged in Hungary. In addition, two industrial partners play key roles in the project: Orbotech Ltd. in Israel and Evopro Innovations in Hungary both contribute their practical expertise across a broad spectrum of key applications.

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