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REfactoring Parallel Heterogeneous Resource-Aware Applications - a Software Engineering Approach

Objective

"The RePhrase project directly meets the challenge of ICT-09-2014, by studying the critically important issue of improving software development practice for parallel data-intensive applications. Data-intensive applications are among the most important and commonly encountered kinds of industrial application, and are increasingly important with
the emergence of ""big data"" problems. Emerging heterogeneous parallel architectures form ideal platforms to exploit the
massive-scale inherent parallelism that is usually implicit in such applications, but which is often difficult to extract in practice.
Solving this problem will bring major economic benefits to the software industry.
To address this challenge, RePhrase brings together a team of leading industrial and academic researchers, software engineers, systems developers, parallelism experts and domain experts from large companies, SMEs and leading universities. It aims to develop a novel software engineering methodology for developing complex, large-scale parallel data-intensive applications, supported by a very high-level programming model. We will exploit advanced pattern-based programming, refactoring, testing, debugging, verification and adaptive-scheduling technologies to build an interoperable tool-chain supporting our methodology, based on but significantly extending existing industrial and research tools. These tools will significantly ease, and even automate, all phases of typical software development, from design and implementation to long-term maintenance and software evolution. The generality of our approach will be ensured by targeting C++ and the most popular low-level parallel programming models, such as the C++11/14/17 standards, pthreads, OpenMP, Intel TBB, OpenCL and CUDA. We will demonstrate our approach on a range of large-scale data-intensive applications, taken from different domains, including bio-medical image processing, data analysis, machine learning, computer vision and railway diagnosis."

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/software development
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/computer vision
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/big data
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/machine learning
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data analysis

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
Address
North Street 66 College Gate
KY16 9AJ St Andrews
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 580 919,50

Participants (8)

IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 837 625
Address
94 Derech Em-hamoshavot
49527 Petach Tikva
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOFTWARE COMPETENCE CENTER HAGENBERG GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 568 960
Address
Softwarepark 21
4232 Hagenberg
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 355 416,25
Address
Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSORCIO CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION BIOMEDICA EN RED M.P.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 83 125
Address
Calle Monforte De Lemos 5
28029 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 277 375
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EVOPRO INNOVATION KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 194 690
Address
Hauszmann Alajos Utca 2
1116 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PROGRAMMING RESEARCH LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 551 416,25
Address
Ashley Park House 42-50 Hersham Road
KT12 1RZ Walton On Thames Surrey
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 124 500
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments