· Intel Braunschweig announces the launch of the MARC (Many-core Applications Research Community) initiative on the occasion of its 10th anniversary
· Intel Braunschweig is now working with multiple teams worldwide on future processor architectures with special focus on energy-efficiency
· Celebrations marking the 10th anniversary on September 20 with partners from business, science and politics
· More than 120 engineers in Braunschweig are making a significant contribution to the research and development of future Intel microprocessors. Braunschweig now contributes to all current Intel processors
Feldkirchen, September 20, 2010 – Today, Intel will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its research and development center in Braunschweig and is presenting the MARC (Many-core Applications Research Community) initiative. Under the new MARC program, academic and industry researchers will be able to use the SCC as a platform for next-generation software research. This will allow these scientists to seek solutions to challenges in parallel programming and application development that may one day lead to dramatic new computing experiences for people and business.
MARC promotes software development for multi-core processors
During the ceremony marking the 10th anniversary, Sebastian Steibl, Head of Intel Labs Braunschweig, announced the launch of the MARC initiative. Today MARC consists of more than 50 research projects from 38 institutions worldwide, including over 20 institutions from Europe, with dozens more in the process of finalizing membership contracts. The [add your country] institutions include the [add your country’s institutions], and many others located around the world.
The European component of the community will be driven by Intel Labs Braunschweig, a member of the Intel Labs Europe network and whose researchers co-led the development of the SCC. The Researchers can use the 48-core research processor known as the Single-chip Cloud Computer (SCC) to speed up the development of the next generation of applications and software for multi-core processors (parallel programming). These programs should one day lead to dramatic new computing experiences for people and business. The SCC was introduced at the end of last year.
Current processor lines include contributions from Braunschweig
Nikolaus Lange, Head of Development at Intel Germany, is particularly delighted with the fact that Intel engineers from Braunschweig have now contributed to most of the current processor lines. During the course of the 10th anniversary celebrations, a new project was announced, in which the team from Braunschweig, in collaboration with various Intel developer teams throughout the world, is now working on future processor architectures with special focus on energy-efficiency.
Ten-year anniversary celebrations on September 20
Intel will mark the 10th anniversary of its Braunschweig research and development center on September 20 in a celebration with its participants from business, politics and science. Alongside notable Intel representatives, the Minister-President of Lower Saxony, David McAllister will be there to welcome participants. “In the ten years since it was founded, Intel Braunschweig has established itself as one of Intel’s leading research and development centers in Europe,” says David McAllister, Minister-President for the federal state of Lower Saxony. “This demonstrates the major significance of the Braunschweig scientific region as a center for research. According to a recent EU study, Braunschweig is the European region with the most intensive research activities and the highest density of scientists. More than 15,000 people are carrying out research and work in 250 high-tech companies and 27 research facilities. Indeed, 5.8 percent of the gross domestic product is invested in research and development in the Braunschweig region. This means that Braunschweig is number one in Europe.”
10 years of research and development at Intel in Braunschweig
Intel Braunschweig has been through an eventful decade since it was founded in the year 2000 following the takeover of Giga Germany GmbH. In 2003, the only laboratory worldwide that was validating communication chips for fiber optics networks at that time was set up in Braunschweig. By 2004, Intel Braunschweig had developed a total of six microchips that are still used all over the world today. In 2005, the site became involved in Intel’s core business – the research and development of microprocessors. With the opening of the Intel Labs Braunschweig one year later, Intel Braunschweig became Intel’s current leading research and development center in Europe.
Intel Braunschweig also works with the Braunschweig University of Technology and funds its academic major “Advanced VLSI-Design (Very large scale integrated circuits)” which deals with the development of highly complex microchips. Intel has also set up the Intel® Leibniz Challenge student competition in collaboration with the Leibniz University of Hanover.
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