Centre gets up to speed

A NEW "centre of excellence" based in the Capital is being created to tackle one of the greatest computing challenges of the next decade - producing faster, more efficient software.

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh are to work with microprocessor designers ARM to improve how computers maximise their processing capacity.

The new centre will be based at the School of Informatics.

Mike O'Boyle, director of the university's Institute for Computing Systems, said: "Designing and programming complex processing systems is the key challenge for the next decade and we are very excited to be working with ARM to investigate ways of delivering systems that are energy-efficient."