Home > lambdatheultimate > Scala Team Wins ERC Grant

Scala Team Wins ERC Grant

January 10th, 2011 01:13 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

The Scala research group at EPFL is excited to announce that they have won a 5 year European Research Grant of over 2.3 million Euros to tackle the “Popular Parallel Programming” challenge. This means that the Scala team will nearly double in size to pursue a truly promising way for industry to harness the parallel processing power of the ever increasing number of cores available on each chip.

As you can see from a synopsis of the proposal, Scala will be providing the essential mechanisms to allow a simpler programming model for common problems that benefit from parallel processing. The principal innovation is to use “language virtualization”, combining polymorphic embeddings with domain-specific optimizations in a staged compilation process.

This may yet lead to very interesting developments.

Source: Scala Team Wins ERC Grant

Related Articles:

  1. Tool Demo: Scala-Virtualized
  2. Learn Scala the Fun Way: With Processing
  3. The Guardian is Migrating Its Website from Java to Scala
  4. ClearEdge Power Wins $2.8 Million Grant To Evangelize Fuel Cells
  5. Language Virtualization for Heterogeneous Parallel Computing
blog comments powered by Disqus