The "Parallel Acceleration" project is concerned with the efficient use of many-core processors. The goal is to develop methods for the development of efficient applications with low energy consumption.
Today it is not any more possible to increase the clock-frequencies of processors to achieve higher performance. This is due to energy- and heat-problems that arise at the high clock frequencies that would be needed. Instead processor manufactures have turned towards integrating more processor cores with lower clock-frequencies onto the die. It is however very challenging to build software that effectively exploits such many-core processors. The project has been initiated by the Finnish IT-industry to find solutions to this big challenge.

The project "Parallel Acceleration" supports the Finnish IT-Industry in this central area, and aims to substantially improve the global competitiveness of the participating companies. Through the project opportunities for new innovative and competitive products are created

The project is coordinated by Åbo Akademi, and Prof. Johan Lilius acts as the Principal Investigator and Responsible Leader of the project.

Gällande start-/slutdatum01/05/1330/06/16