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Queen’s University Belfast (QUB)


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Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), established in 1845, is the 9th oldest university in the UK and a member of the Russell Group, the Ivy League of the top research-driven universities in the UK covering just 12% of the higher education sector in the UK. The High Performance and Distributed Computing Research Cluster (HPDC), the Programmable Systems Laboratory (PSL), and the Medical School will participate in this consortium. HPDC and PSL are parts of the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EEECS), which is ranked 9th in the UK (Times Good University Guide 2012) and among the top 100 in the world (QS World Rankings 2012). In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise 80% of research within the School was judged to be internationally excellent or world leading.

The roles of QUB in the consortium will be:

  • Drawing from extensive experience at the university in leading FP6 and FP7 projects, QUB will coordinate this consortium.
  • Participate in the firmware and software development needed across all WPs
  • Within the work on hybrid Computing (Accelerated data processing and high performance analytics) PSL@Q will use its expertise in mapping data processing applications into hardware particularly FPGA, optimised for speed, area and power requirements including the modelling of data flow to optimise memory.