The shortlist of academic entrepreneurs in the 2017 Converge Challenge competition include representative from 12 of Scotland's 19 universities and research institutes, with a further increase in the number of female finalists.
The full list of finalists are:
Converge Challenge - Holly Butler, ClinSpecDx, University of Strathclyde; Dave Hughes, Novosound, University of the West of Scotland; Douglas Martin, MiAlgae, University of Edinburgh; Des Gibson, SpectralSense, University of the West of Scotland; Deborah Wake, MyWayDigitalHealth, University of Dundee; Phil McFarlane, Scoop Analytics, University of Glasgow; Corien Staels, Staels Design, University of Glasgow; Andrew Herbert, Invizius, University of Edinburgh; Christopher Brown, ParaFormance, University of St Andrews; and Rotimi Alabi, RAB-Microfluids, University of Aberdeen.
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ParaFormance is now available on the Visual Studio market place!
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Chris Brown and Kevin Hammond at The University of St Andrews made it to the top 10 of the prestigious Converge Challenge competition for budding business entrepreneurs! Their business plan for ParaFormance (www.paraformance.com) was picked out of over 200+ submissions from startups and entrepreneurs in Scotland.
M. Aldinucci, Partitioned Global Address Space in the mainstream of C++ programming, Keynote talk at ParCo 2017, Bologna, Italy
Marco Aldinucci of the University of Torino is to give the Keynote talk at a EuroPar workshop 2017, entitled Auto-Dasp. More details can be found at http://calvados.di.unipi.it/auto-dasp-17/index.php/program/
Marco Aldinucci from the University of Torino was an invited panelist at HPCS 2017, July 2017 in Genova Italy. More details can be found at http://hpcs2017.cisedu.info/4-program/hpcs2017-panels
The Rephrase project showcases its ParaFormance technology in the latest HiPEAC magazine. For more information about ParaFormance visit www.paraformance.com or contact email@example.com.
Evgueni Kolossov, of PRQA, UK, gave an interview at the latest Embeded World Trade Fair in Nuremberg, Germany, in March 2017.
The intervew is published, and available here:
Our second year project workshop, HLPGPU 2017, was a huge success at HiPEAC in Stockholm yesterday. We had 9 high-quality research talks, including a keynote by Alistair Murray, a senior compiler engineer from CodePlay in Edinburgh.
We are looking forward to hosting many more successful HLPGPU events in the future.
We are now in the process of preparing a high-quality proceedings of the papers appearing in a special issue of a prestigious journal. We will also make the slides available from the workshop online in due course.
The programme for the 2017 HLPGPU workshop is now live! Join us at HiPEAC in Stockholm for a day packed full of high-quality talks. We are also very pleased and excited to have Alastair Murray from Codeplay, Edinburgh giving us an invited keynote.
10:00 – 10:10 Introduction
10:10 – 11:00 Keynote. Alastair Murray, CodePlay.
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:00 The RePhrase Extended Pattern Set for Data Intensive Parallel Computing
Marco Danelutto, Massimo Torquati, Peter Kilpatrick, Gabriele Mencagli, Daniele De Sensi, Tiziano De Matteis and Marco Aldinucci
12:00 – 12:30 Obliterating Obstructions: Discovering Potential Parallelism by Slicing for Dependencies in Recursive Functions
Adam Barwell and Kevin Hammond
12:30 – 13:00 Automatically Deriving Cost Models for Structured Parallel Processes Using Hylomorphisms
David Castro, Kevin Hammond, Susmit Sarkar and Yasir Alguwaifli
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 14:30 Verifying Parallel Code after Refactoring using Equivalence Checking
Moria Abadi, Sharon Keidar-Barner, Dmitry Pidan and Tatyana Veksler
14:30 – 15:00 Correct-by-Construction Program Transformations and Cost Modelling for Optimising Streaming Programs on FPGAs
Wim Vanderbauwhede and Waqar Nabi
15:30 – 16:00 Efficient Dynamic Pinning of Parallelized Applications by Distributed Reinforcement Learning
Georgios Chasparis and Michael Rossbory
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 16:30 Multi-Device Controllers: A Library to Simplify the Parallel Heterogeneous Programming
Ana Moreton-Fernandez, Arturo Gonzalez-Escribano and Diego R. Llanos
16:30 – 17:00 Compiler Optimization of Accelerator Data Transfers
Matthew Ashcraft, Alexander Lemon, David Penry and Quinn Snell
17:00 – 17:30 Mobile Cloud for Parallel and Distributed Green Computing
Leszek Siwik, Dawid Kala, Mateusz Godzik, Wojciech Turek, Aleksander Byrski and Marek Kisiel-Dorohinicki