In August of 2016, half a million fans came to Rio de Janeiro to witness 17 days and nights of the Summer Olympics. At the same time, millions more people all over the world were enjoying the competition live in front of their TV screens.
Arranging a live TV broadcast to another continent is a daunting task that demands reliable equipment and agile technical support. That was the challenge for Thomson Reuters, the world’s largest multimedia news agency.
Don't get me wrong, I was a quite willing participant with all of this.
Task-based parallel programming is the future. The University of Bristol Advanced Computing Research Centre wants to be part of that future. It provides advanced computing support to researchers, with a team of research software engineers who work with academics across a range of disciplines to help optimize research software that can be applied in industry.