New projects announced too: GATech announced the renewal of the Sony-Toshiba-IBM Center of Competence (STI Center), the resource center based on GATech's work in multiple areas of research for Cell/B.E. technology. The Center's goal has been to create and disseminate software optimized for Cell/B.E. systems and to research the design of Cell/B.E. systems, algorithms, and applications.
EDN's Suzanne Deffree reports on new STI Center projects, including one that enhances the monitoring of structural safety in commercial and military airplanes -- new software that monitors structural components in flight by measuring and recording an aircraft's vibrations through a distributed network of sensors. Other projects:
- Developing financial services applications for consolidated debt optimization and for European and American options pricing.
- Bioinformatics research for DNA sequence alignment and comparison.
- Examining a signal processing kernel for oil and gas exploration and seismic monitoring capabilities.
- Software productivity enhancement tools (a cross-platform profiler, performance estimation, and tuning system with IDE-type features).
- Other work on data compression, encryption libraries, and high-speed multimedia codecs.
- Single-source automatic translator for generating PPU and SPU codes from a monolithic C/C++ application.
The very recent "2nd Annual Georgia Tech, Sony/Toshiba/IBM Workshop on Software and Applications for the Cell/B.E. processor" was held here.