Parallel and Multi-core Computing competition for KTPs

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Following the targeted call launched in 2011, we are pleased to announce that a cohort of 7 projects has now been established. The KTP projects aim to involve businesses which recognise the potential of harnessing parallel computing, for their future competitiveness and growth and which have not previously engaged in innovation in this area.

The development and achievements of the cohort will help to increase awareness of the potential impact of parallel computing for UK organisations and the cohort will be signposted as a source of expert advice and information.

“This is an exciting development for both the KTP programme and the UK’s I.T. industry as a whole. Pooling such a diverse range of skills across a range of initiatives will strengthen our role in such a critical technology going forward.”  Jonathan Mitchener, Technologist, Technology Strategy Board

One of the initial benefits to industry is expected to be easier access to UK experts who can help them to increase the efficiency and speed of the software they depend upon, helping them exploit the latest and most innovative technologies and methodologies in parallel computing.

The participating organisations are:

e-therapeutics plc & the University of Newcastle
Cresset BioMolecular Discovery Limited & the University of Bristol
Hydrafact Limited & Heriot Watt University
Numerical Algorithms Group Limited & the University of Manchester
Visimetrics (UK) Limited & Loughborough University
Icona Solutions Limited & the University of Durham
Repknight Limited & the University of Ulster

The Knowledge Transfer Networks, (KTNs) specifically the ICT; Industrial Mathematics; and Electronics, Sensors and Photonics KTNs, will be involved in organising and facilitating networking events for the cohort during the lifetime of the projects,   as well as promoting the cohort’s achievements. You will be able to follow developments through a KTP group on _connect – for more information email Wendy Mannix ( 

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