‘Hello World!’ With this message, the initial exam chip of the European processor, recognised as EPAC 1., arrived alive.
The information appeared on the display soon after the chip was put into procedure at the conclusion of September by researchers from the Institute of Informatics at the Institute of Engineering and Investigate (FORTH) in Iraklio, Crete.
“We acquired the chip from the manufacturing unit abroad and then set it to the test, 1st to see if it starts and then to run packages on a laptop or computer system,” Dr. Vassilis Papaefstathiou, a researcher at the institute advised Kathimerini. He explained that the European processor is just one of the most emblematic jobs of the European Union, in its work to attain technological dominance and grow to be impartial of imports of these kinds of technologies from non-EU countries.
“I am just one of the crucial contributors of FORTH in the challenge and I coordinate technological contributions of FORTH in the discipline of components style and design and the initially tests on the initially chip of the project”, he points out.
The existence indication provided by EPAC 1., the first end result of the European processor challenge, came at a time when world trade has been shaken by a deficiency of processors, short-circuiting industries all-around the world and in Europe. Their absence, due to the pandemic disaster and the concentration of their manufacturing at the hands of a couple of industries in the US has manufactured the European Processor Initiative consortium additional related than ever.
In this consortium, in which FORTH participates, 28 partners from 10 EU countries have taken section, among which study companies, universities and organizations, these as the French Atos, BMW and so forth.