ALMA project

ALgorithm parallelization for Multicore Architectures.

Simplifying programming for multi-cores

Why must a programmer care for the hardware architecture when programming embedded applications on a multiprocessor Systems-on-Chip?
The ALMA project intends to change that 'MUST' into a 'MAY'. We work to develop a programming tool chain that hides the complexity of applications and architectures from the programmer, and creates optimized code at the same time.

ALMA Project partners

The ALMA consortium brings together partners from industry and academia. The industry partners Recore Systems and Intracom Telecom contribute their expertise in reconfigurable hardware technology for multi-core systems-on-chip software development tools and real world applications. Five academic partners contribute their outstanding expertise in reconfigurable computing and compilation tools development.

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology


On October 01, 2009, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) was founded by a merger of Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe and Universität Karlsruhe.
KIT bundles the missions of a large-scale research institution of the Helmholtz Association and an university with teaching and research tasks. KIT operates along three strategic fields of action: research, teaching, and innovation.

Intracom Telecom

Intracom Telecom INTRACOM TELECOM is an international telecommunication systems vendor operating in EEMEA, Russia, the CIS and Asia-Pacific. The Company has over 2,000 employees and a proven track record of over 30 years in the telecommunication market, serving more than 100 customers in over 50 countries in Broadband Systems, Telco Software and ICT Services & Solutions.

Recore Systems

Recore Systems Recore Systems is a fabless semiconductor company that develops advanced DSP platform chips and licenses reconfigurable semiconductor IP. Recore specializes in scalable reconfigurable multi-core designs that can instantly adapt to new situations and offer a unique combination of flexibility, high performance, low power and low cost.

Université de Rennes I

Université de Rennes I

The CAIRN team involved in ALMA is a joint research project-team associated to INRIA, the French Institute for Research in Information and Communication Science and Technologies, and the University of Rennes 1, Brittany's largest university. Members of CAIRN are recognized for their expertise in the fields of energy-efficient reconfigurable system-on-chip architectures, embedded software, compilation, CAD tools and signal processing for mobile communications.

University of Peloponnese

University of Peloponnese

The Computer Systems Laboratory of the University of Peloponnese Computer Science and Technology Department was founded in September 2007. The laboratory‘s research activities focus on a) high level synthesis and compilation for domain specific (multi)-processors and b) efficient implementation of systems on FPGAs, and heterogeneous hw/sw platforms. The Computer Systems laboratory research is currently supported by the FP7 projects ENOSYS and ALMA and by industrial grants.

Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece

TWGThe Embedded System Design & Applications Lab of the Computer and Informatics Engineering of TWG specializes in the area of embedded system design. It participates in numerous research programs, including the FP7 projects SCAMSTOP, ALMA and ARMOR. In July 2010, the department of Telecommunication Systems and Networks hosted the IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI.

Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation

Fraunhofer IOSB

The Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation (IOSB) possesses a unique and continuous spectrum of competence. Their know-how ranges from object and atmosphere physics to optics, sensor physics, image and signal analysis, covering information and knowledge processing, system technologies and anthropomatics as well.

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