Intel Chooses Trinity College Dublin to Develop New Curriculum on Multicore Software Development

Posted on: 01 February 2006

Trinity College Dublin announced today that it has been selected by Intel Ireland to develop a state of the art new course in software development for next generation multicore processors. The new course will form a key part of the Computer Science (TR033) and Computer Engineering (TR032) degree programmes and will be developed in collaboration with Intel technology specialists.

The computer industry is currently undergoing a significant paradigm shift towards multicore processors and multithreaded software applications. With the best current technologies, the limits of single processor performance have been reached and it is only through the use of multiple, tightly-coupled processors working in parallel that continued growth in speed and power can be achieved. The availability of skilled computer science graduates with experience of development on these new architectures will be critical to the future of the industry, and by working closely with Intel, Trinity College aims to deliver world-class graduates equipped to meet the challenges of this changing industry.

“Intel endorsing the new course on multicore software development is a great example of the success of close collaboration with industry”, said Prof. Jane Grimson, Head of the Department of Computer Science, TCD. “We look forward to working with Intel to deliver an exciting and stimulating experience for our students, and to prepare them for successful careers in software development.”

“Intel is delighted to be working with Trinity College Dublin in the development of this important new curriculum. The Department of Computer Science is at the forefront of teaching and research. We look forward to supporting and contributing to the development of a world-class course on multicore and multithreading software engineering to prepare students for careers at the cutting edge of computing,” said Padraig O’Murchu, Higher Education Manager, Intel Ireland.


Notes to Editor:

About the Department of Computer Science, Trinity College Dublin:

TCD’s Department of Computer Science is Ireland’s oldest computer science department and has a rich history in the development of world-class research and teaching that reflects and contributes to the state of the art in computer hardware and software. The Department collaborates with industry partners to ensure that its teaching and research are of the highest calibre and meet the needs of the local and global computer industry. Graduates and staff of the Department have become leaders in the industry creating companies like Iona and Havok.

About Intel:

Intel, the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies, products and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live. Additional information about Intel is available at

Intel are providing funding and resources to create new teaching and research facilities in Trinity College with the very latest in Intel hardware and software. As part of its world-wide strategy of partnership with leading Universities, Intel has invited Trinity College staff to participate, with other leading academics, in an international forum on next generation software development.