Tackling the Software Crisis

Research Success in Advanced Computing

Following on from the highly successful EU ParaPhrase project, the University of St Andrews has obtained substantial further funding from the Europeon Union under the Horizon 2020 programme to study advanced computing. The euros 3.5M RePhrase project is coordinated by Professor Kevin Hammond of the University of St Andrews, and brings together 8 leading academic and industry partners from the UK, Austria, Italy, Spain, Hungary and Israel.  It aims to tackle one of the most pressing problems in computer science: how to produce effective software for emerging "parallel" computer platforms, that promise significantly increased performance at significantly reduced cost and energy usage.  This will help enable "green computing" as well as powering the next generation of software app and major industry applications.

Prof. Hammond says

"This is really exciting.  I am proud to be leading such a great team. By taking on this project, St Andrews will be at the forefront of software technology.  We will be able to study fundamental issues in software engineering for parallel programming and apply them to real-world problems.  The potential academic and commercial impact of this work is immense."

The RePhrase project started on 1st April 2015 and runs for three years. The project is funded by the European Union as grant number 644235 under the Horizon 2020 research programme.


The project partners are:

  • University of St Andrews, UK    (coordinator)
  • IBM Research, Haifa, Israel
  • Programming Research Ltd., UK
  • EvoPro Innovation Ltd., Hungary
  • Software Competence Centre Hagenberg GmbH, Austria
  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid,
  • Spain Ciber del Area de Salud Mental Consorcio, Spain
  • University of Pisa, Italy

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