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Asynchronous and Dynamic Virtualisation through performance ANalysis \nto support Concurrency Engineering

Project description

Computing Systems To investigate a statistical-runtime-feedback-driven optimisation that will improve performance of multicore interconnected processors with applications in medical imaging and biometric recognition

Whereas in the 1990s the speed of computer hardware doubled every 18 months while the software technologies remained largely stable, in the early 2000s the raw hardware speed reached its maximum and any further improvements in performance could only be achieved by increasing the amount of hardware being used by a program at any given time. Consequently software has stopped being hardware-agnostic. The age-old maxim: “if you are concerned about the speed of your program, wait for a faster machine” is no longer relevant. If one does wait, the machine will become larger instead of faster: more processor cores per processor, more multicore processors, more interconnect, more possible configurations and yet more ways of using all these. To convert “more” into “faster” the software has to be guided by hardware models. Worse still, these models need to be taken on board by either the (human) software developer or otherwise some development tools without involving the developer too much. The former increases the cost of software production and the time to market. The latter, we hope, can be effective in reducing both. This project is investigating statistical models of both software and hardware together, which are its key innovations. By doing so the investigators hope to demonstrate that a high degree of automation in matching the software with the present day complex, sophisticated hardware, thus improving its performance can be done more or less automatically.

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2009-4
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator Contact

Alex SHAFARENKO (Pr.)

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
Address
College Lane
AL10 9AB Hatfield
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 778 369
Administrative Contact
Alex Shafarenko (Prof.)

Participants (9)

SOFTWARE COMPETENCE CENTER HAGENBERG GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 168 950
Address
Softwarepark 21
4232 Hagenberg
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Klaus Pirklbauer (Dr.)
SAP SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 678 584
Address
Dietmar Hopp Allee 16
69190 Walldorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frank Gottfried (Dr.)
BioID GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 158 060
Address
Bartholomaeusstr
90489 Nuernberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Hollenstein (Mr.)
TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 96 000
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jack Lavan (Mr.)
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 446 437
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wilma G. Hiddink (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 362 107
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vanessa Wolters (Ms.)
PHILIPS MEDICAL SYSTEMS NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 42 000
Address
Veenpluis 6
5684 PC Best
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Keur (Mr.)
HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 47 055
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eva Olszewska-Day (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 329 436
Address
North Street 66 College Gate
KY16 9AJ St Andrews
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Trish Starrs (Ms.)