From the 23th to the 25th September, several members of our research group visited Cordoba to attend the Spanish Sarteco Conference. This conference is organized by the Society of Architecture and Computer Technology and encompasses three symposiums: Parallelism Conference (JP), Computing Reconfigurable Conference (JCRA) and Embedded Computing Conference (JCE).

The papers presented by the members of the research group are the following:

Jornadas Sarteco 2015

During the conference,  the first edition of the competition "T3M" (Your dissertation in 3 minutes) was carried out. In such competition, Gloria Ortega won the second prize. Congratulations!

As other times, we had the opportunity for networking.  We met other researchers with similar researching lines which resulted in the start point of future collaborations.

The photo gallery of the event was published in Galería Jornadas Sarteco 2015.

The conference was really interesting!

The 25th os September, the European Researchers' Night was carried out. This event takes place, simultaneously, in over 350 European cities. Almería (as could not have been otherwise), was one of those cities and the Supercomputing: Algorithms' group was there. The aim of this event was to bring science to the general public in an informal and entertaining way, showing that many aspects of the research affects daily life.

Stand del grupo supercomputación algoritmos en la noche europea de los investigadores 2015

Several projects were shown:

  • P2PSP protocol, a protocol for the transmission of multimedia content on the Internet. The protocol is being developed by members of the research group, with the purpose of building the next generation of television, the future TV on the Internet .
  • The Internet of Things (IoT). Can you imagine sending a whatsapp to your washing machine to do laundry? And activating the heating while you are on the bus on the way home? In this case, we showed a system to switch on/off a light bulb through a phone call.
  • Raspberry Pi cluster. These small low-cost computers can also function as a low-cost cluster! Thanks to the final degree project of the student Ismael E. Pelayo, it could be shown in a very clear and easy way to understand.
  • Piano with fruits and vegetables. This is a great example of how science can also be taught in a fun way. While the little ones amused expressing their musical creativity, we told them that the sound when a banana is clicked was not magic, it was science. 

Apart from these experiments, during the event a video with the research lines and recent advances in computing of the group was shown.