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Many-core Research Project



Welcome to the home page of the Many-core Research Group here at the University of Bristol.

We are a dynamic, young group incorporating all aspects of many-core I.C. research, and comprises a specialised sub-set of the Microelectroncs Group

In particular, we comprise research spanning the full 'stack' of problems encountered when trying to design an efficient many-core system. Our main current direction is on energy-efficiency, with a particular emphasis on the energy costs of interconnect and data transfer on-chip. To solve this problem, we take an approach which leaverages the best information available from the application level, OS, scheduler and the hardware the processes run on. Then optimsations are performed at each level, from static compiler choices, right down to run-time optimisations in the interconnect hardware.

We believe that by looking at the whole picture, and not just focusing on local optimisations, we can obtain a close-to-optimal mapping of processes to processors from an energy point of view, and thus reduce overall interconnect energy costs.


Research Interests


We are interested in all problems involved in the design of many-core structures, and these include:
  • Energy-efficiency
  • On-chip interconnects and NoC implementations
  • Parallel algorithm design
  • Scheduling and highly-parallel OS design



Current projects


Swallow Many-core Project

The Swallow Project has a
dedicated webpage here.

There is an embedded calendar with paper deadlines and seminars etc. available.




People


The following people are members of the many-core research group, here at Bristol:

Academic Staff


Dr Kerstin Eder's photo
Dr Kerstin Eder

Simon Hollis

David May
Dr José Nuñez-Yañez's photo
Dr José Nuñez-Yañez

Research Students



Jamie Hanlon

Steve Kerrison