ThinkSmart Technologies Shortlisted for Startup Award
4C spinoff ThinkSmart Technologies was shortlisted for the Irish Software Association 2010 Technology Software Start-Up of the Year award. ThinkSmart Technologies was founded by James Little of 4C and Brendan O'Brien.
EMC has joined with UCC as the anchor university research partner for EMC Research Europe.
EMC Researchers are now co-located on the UCC campus in partnership with UCC's Cork Constraint Computation Centre (4C). Co-funded by Science Foundation Ireland, the focus of these research programmes is cloud computing and data centre optimisation and data centre energy management.
Professor Barry O'Sullivan, chair of Constraint Programming, School of Computer Science and director (incoming), Cork Constraint Computation Centre (4C), said " We are delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with EMC on its new European Research initiative which will further strenghten the close relationship built up between EMC and University College Cork over the years. This partnership will also benefit from Science Foundation Ireland's investment in 4C.
JSR-331 wins JCP Award "The Most Innovative JSR of 2010".
Java Community Process (JCP) announced today at JavaOne Conference in San Francisco that JSR-331 won JCP Award "The Most Innovative JSR of 2010".
Alan Holland and Barry O'Sullivan, working with the Cork City Council and support from Enterprise Ireland, were responsible for what is believed to be Europe?s first ever public-sector combinatorial tender for procurement. This project was the basis of a two page spread in Technology Ireland Magazine. The Cork City Council has nominated this procurement project for a 2008 Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Award in the Technology category.
4C Wins Third International Constraint Satisfaction Problem Solver Competition
CPHydra, the 4C CBR-based solver portfolio won the the Third International CSP Solver Competition overall, coming first in 4 out of the 5 categories, and second in the fifth. The people involved in CPHydra are: Barry O'Sullivan, Eoin O'Mahony, Emmanuel Hebrard, Conor Nugent, and Alan Holland. Special recognition is due Eoin, a UCC undergraduate, who was responsible for putting CPHydra together.