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Europe Goes for Computing Technologies as Driver for Competitiveness

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Max Lemke

The European Commission's Max Lemke


The High-Performance and Embedded Architectures and Compilers Network (HiPEAC) was created in 2004 as a way to organize the European computing systems community, which now represents more than 1,000 active researchers.  

The recent HiPEAC 2012 Conference highlighted the goal of getting energy efficient and low-cost computing technologies into the full spectrum of devices and systems, says the European Commission's Max Lemke. "Computing is a key enabler for Europe's competitiveness in engineering, which is a key driver for the European economy,” Lemke says. "Europe has to leverage its unique expertise in embedded and mobile computing systems to innovate in energy efficient and low-cost computing technologies."

EuroCloud, one of the current European flagship projects, for example, aims to increase the efficiency in server chip level power consumption by 10. HiPEAC 2012 also was noteworthy for being the first computing conference to implement a journal-first publication model.

"The idea is that the paper selection is outsourced to a journal, and that the authors are afterwards invited to present their work at the conference,” says Chalmers University of Technology professor Per Stenstrom. “This combines the benefits of journal publication with the networking and exposure benefits of a well-attended conference."

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