The participation of UC3M in this new project is focused on solving specific problems when creating applications in parallel computers, paying special attention to the use of the C++ programming language, which has been identified by the participants as an excellent alternative for this kind of devices.
According to Professor García, the next generations of computers will have an ever greater number of processors with diverging features, which gives rise to the need for new software development methods. “The goal is to achieve faster applications which at the same time consume less energy,” he said.
The results from this research might have applications in different fields, such as in the improvement of industrial manufacturing processes, the monitoring of railway traffic or the optimization of applications for diagnosing mental illnesses. In this last case, UC3M collaborates closely with another research team from the Center for Research on Mental Health (initialled CIBERSAM in Spanish) at Gregorio Marañón Hospital, applying the techniques developed to improve methods of diagnosis based on magnetic resonance.