”Research and Social Implementation of Multicore Processor, Automatic Parallelizing Compilers, Green Computing”
(Waseda Univ. Senior Executive Vice President)
The Advanced Multicore Processor Research Institute aims to strengthen the international competitiveness of Japan’s IT research and development industry by bringing industry, government and academia together in collaborative, cutting-edge research and development of chip multiprocessors which are the core element of, and essential to the creation of high added value for, those IT devices, such as mobile phones, computer games, digital TVs, home servers and high-end servers, which are expected to be key revenue resources for the IT industry. In addition, this collaboration extends to the cultivation of the expert human resources that are the foundation of this research and development.
Specifically, development of chip multiprocessor architecture offering an excellent cost-to-performance ratio, a rapid hardware and software development period, scalable upgradability for improved integration, low power consumption and a high level of software productivity, will be carried out in collaboration with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and IT-related companies and will include the world’s best SoC (System on Chip) technical training.
What is original about this research is that it seeks to use Waseda University’s distinctive, multigrain parallelizing method, honed through NEDO “Advanced Parallelizing Compiler” Project , “Multicore processor for Realtime Consumer Electronics” and “Heterogeneous Multicore Processor for Consumer Electronics”, to develop advanced multicore processors which integrate and efficiently run multiple processors on individual chips to provide the numerous advantages described above.
The development of this multicore processors will allow hardware and software to be developed in concert, providing a far greater degree of system performance than is achievable with the standard “hardware then software” development approach.
Also, by combining this with research and development into technologies which enable careful control of processor power supply, it is possible to carry out development of high-value added, next-generation multicore and manycore processors with a broad array of applications in mobile phones, video games, digital TVs, high-performance computers and much more.