Phil Trinder's Research Projects


* 11/16-10/19 MaRIONet is the Manycore Research, Innovation and Opportunities Network funded by the EPSRC (EP/P006434). Our aim is to enhance the capability of the UK manycore research community through focused engagement of academic and industrial researchers. The network is coordinated at Glasgow by Jeremy Singer and me.

* 10/16-06/17 In a Glasgow Knowledge Exchange project we're industrialising the SD Erlang libraries developed as part of the RELEASE Project below.

* 2015-20 CoDiMa is a Collaborative Computational Project CCP funded by the EPSRC (EP/M022641) in partnership with St Andrews, Heriot-Watt and Newcastle.

* 2014-19 The Data Lab. I'm part of the University of Glasgow hub of the SFC-funded Big Data Lab Innovation Centre.

* 11/13 - 05/17 Adaptive JIT-based Parallelism (AJITPar) is an EPSRC Project (EP/L000687) that investigates the feasibility of providing performance portability using a combination of dynamic scheduling and dynamic trace-based Just-In-Time (JIT) compilation.

* 10/11 - 02/15 RELEASE: A High-Level Paradigm for Reliable Large-Scale Server Software is an EU FP7 STREP (287510) that aims to scale the radical concurrency-oriented programming paradigm to build reliable general-purpose software, such as server-based systems, on massively parallel machines (100 000 cores). Representing Glasgow University I am the coordinator for the project, and partners include Ericsson, Uppsala Universitet, Kent University, Erlang Solutions Ltd., NTU Athens, and EDF (France).

* 06/11 - 07/12 CALCIUM: Computer Algebra on Cloud Infrastructures is a pilot project, embedded in the EU Research Infrastructure project VenusC (Virtual MultiDisciplinary Environments Using Cloud Infrastructures) (RI-261565). It focuses on exploiting cloud infrastructures for massively parallel computation, in particular in the domain of computer algebra and symbolic computation. People: Hans-Wolfgang Loidl (PI).

* 09/09-10/13 HPC-GAP: High Performance Computational Algebra and Discrete Mathematics is an EPSRC project (EP/G05553X) to improve the software development technologies for HPC software. Our part of the project is to extend high-level parallel Haskell technologies to large scale HPC platforms. The project is a collaboration with Aberdeen, St Andrews and Edinburgh Universities.

* 04/06-12/11 Symbolic Computation Infrastructure for Europe (SCIEnce) EU FP6 I3 project (026133) with partners at University of St Andrews, Universtitaet Linz, CNRS, Universitaet Paderborn, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Technische Universitat Berlin, Institute e-Austria Timisoara, Waterloo Maple Inc. Our research activities within the project are to provide uniform access to Grid services from Symbolic Computation systems, including GAP, Maple, Mupad and Kant. Specific research directions include the following. Executing large symbolic computations, i.e. computer algebra problems, on computational Grids using our Grid-enabled parallel Haskell (GpH). Investigating improved scheduling mechanisms for these highly-irregular parallel computations.

* 12/06-5/08 PAMGUARD Core an oil-industry funded, multidiciplinary project developing the de facto standard distributed system for monitoring cetacean activity. The monitoring is real-time, and uses Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM). The project combines Zoology, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science disciplines and our contribution is to extend the capabilities of the distributed open source PAMGUARD cetacean monitoring software. People: David McLaren, Xiao Yan Deng.

* 12/06-6/07 PAMGUARD Sea Trials and Maintenance, is a companion to the PAMGUARD Core project above. In this project we maintain the software infrastructure of the PAMGUARD software and validate it in sea trials. People: Paul Redmond.

* 10/02 - 2/06 High Level Techniques for Distributed Telecommunications Software, an EPSRC project (GR/R88137) to evaluate high-level distributed programming techniques in a realistic telecommunications context. The project is in conjunction with Motorola UK Research Labs and we investigate two distributed functional languages: Erlang and GdH in comparison with conventional techniques like Java/RMI and C++/CORBA. People:David King, Jan Henry Nystrom.

* 6/03 - 8/05 High Level Programming for Computational Grids, a 2-year British Council/DAAD funded travel grant (Project No. 1223), with partners at LMU Munich, Phillips-Universitaet Marburg, and St Andrews University. We aim to evaluate a single large program on a computational grid, i.e. on a collection of grid-enabled workstation clusters. This entails developing a sophisticated language implementation that adapts dynamically to such a hierarchical, heterogeneous and ligh-latency architecture. People: Abyd Al Zain , Jost Berthold , Kevin Hammond , Martin Hofmann , Hans Wolfgang Loidl, Rita Loogen , Greg Michaelson .

* 7/99-3/03 Evaluating Functional Distribution was a 4-year British Council/DAAD funded travel grant (Project No. 1097), with partners at Phillips-Universitaet Marburg, and St Andrews University. It evaluated two non-strict distributed functional languages, namely Eden, and GdH. People: Kevin Hammond , Rita Loogen , Greg Michaelson .

* 6/00 - 6/02 Performance Evaluation of Parallel Functional Programs for Multiprocessor Computer Systems was a 2-year British Council/Acciones Integradas travel grant (No. MDR 8472). The project aims to evaluate the performance of the Eden and GpH parallel functional programming languages, and to construct frameworks for reasoning about them. People: Kevin Hammond , Yolanda Ortega-Mallen, Ricardo Pena , Greg Michaelson .

* 9/99 - 3/01 The Functional Distributed Interactive Systems project was funded by the EPSRC (GR/M55633) to construct and evaluate Glasgow distributed Haskell (GdH) , a distributed non-strict functional language, effectively a fusion of GpH and Concurrent Haskell. The final report summarises the results. People: Robert Pointon , Hans Wolfgang Loidl.

* 2/98 - 4/99 The APSET, (A Parallel Software Engineering Tool) project was funded by the OPen University RDF to construct a strategic profiler for GpH. The profiler relates runtime parallelism to the (strategies in the) source-code of the program that created the parallelism. People: David King, Jon Hall.

* 5/94 - 7/97 The Parade (PARAllel Database Engine) project was funded by the EPSRC (GR/J53348) to express complex database queries in Glasgow Parallel Haskell (GpH). We obtained some good results, as reported in the Publications page, and in the final report. People: Simon Peyton Jones , Phil Broughton (ICL), Kevin Hammond , and Hans Wolfgang Loidl.