The Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science, has agreed to form a long-term strategic partnership with the multinational technology giant, Intel.
Researchers from both organisations will work together on a research programme focused on high-performance computing and data analytics.
In addition, Intel will dedicate a hardware architecture team at the Institute’s facilities so that new algorithms developed by The Alan Turing Institute feed into the design of Intel’s future generations of microprocessors.
The Alan Turing Institute and Intel will work together to raise awareness of the importance and potential of data science and algorithms.
Vice Principal and Professor Richard Kenway of the School of Physics and Astronomy will lead the Edinburgh part of the initiative. Teams in the School of Informatics and School of Mathematics also contribute to the work of the Institute, which is a joint venture between the universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Oxford, Warwick, University College London and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
Informatics alumnus Professor Andrew Blake, Director of the Alan Turing Institute, said:
“Intel is a global leader in computing innovation and I am delighted that it has become a strategic partner. This is a great development for the Institute and for data science globally.
“Alan Turing was one of the first people to build an electronic computer. The partnership with Intel means that, true to his legacy, the Institute named after him will be contributing to the design of future generations of computers.
“The goal of the Alan Turing Institute is to drive scientific and technological discoveries in the use of big data and algorithms, which will create new business opportunities, and accelerate solutions to global challenges. We have, today, taken a significant step towards that goal.”