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Agency: GTR | Branch: EPSRC | Program: | Phase: Training Grant | Award Amount: 4.52M | Year: 2014

Moores Law states that the number of active components on an microchip doubles every 18 months. Variants of this Law can be applied to many measures of computer performance, such as memory and hard disk capacity, and to reductions in the cost of computations. Remarkably, Moores Law has applied for over 50 years during which time computer speeds have increased by a factor of more than 1 billion! This remarkable rise of computational power has affected all of our lives in profound ways, through the widespread usage of computers, the internet and portable electronic devices, such as smartphones and tablets. Unfortunately, Moores Law is not a fundamental law of nature, and sustaining this extraordinary rate of progress requires continuous hard work and investment in new technologies most of which relate to advances in our understanding and ability to control the properties of materials. Computer software plays an important role in enhancing computational performance and in many cases it has been found that for every factor of 10 increase in computational performance achieved by faster hardware, improved software has further increased computational performance by a factor of 100. Furthermore, improved software is also essential for extending the range of physical properties and processes which can be studied computationally. Our EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Computational Methods for Materials Science aims to provide training in numerical methods and modern software development techniques so that the students in the CDT are capable of developing innovative new software which can be used, for instance, to help design new materials and understand the complex processes that occur in materials. The UK, and in particular Cambridge, has been a pioneer in both software and hardware since the earliest programmable computers, and through this strategic investment we aim to ensure that this lead is sustained well into the future.


Patent
Computer Services | Date: 2013-03-14

A computer implemented user interface system, method and computer storage medium is disclosed. A first user input is received via a user input device referencing a location in a locality (


Patent
Computer Services | Date: 2013-11-13

Systems and methods for carton- and item-level tracking of deliveries to retail locations in a supply chain are described. A central shipment management system receives over a network, from one or more retail distribution centers associated with a plurality of retail locations, advanced shipping notice information describing one or more shipments of pluralities of cartons to a pool. The central computer system also receives, from the retailer or distribution center, product information including category and description information for items contained in a shipment to at least one retail location of the retailer. The received advance shipping notice information and the product information are processed. The processing applies one or more business logic rules to determine an estimated delivery date of the shipment to the at least one retail location. A portal accessible over the network by associates of the retail location is provided. The portal displays the item and carton information and the estimated delivery date associated with the item and carton information. Information regarding deliveries is updated based upon information from the pool provider.


Patent
Computer Services | Date: 2013-11-13

Systems and methods for carton- and item-level tracking of deliveries to retail locations in a supply chain are described. A central shipment management system receives over a network, from one or more retail distribution centers associated with a plurality of retail locations, advanced shipping notice information describing one or more shipments of pluralities of cartons to a pool. The central computer system also receives, from the retailer or distribution center, product information including category and description information for items contained in a shipment to at least one retail location of the retailer. The received advance shipping notice information and the product information are processed. The processing applies one or more business logic rules to determine an estimated delivery date of the shipment to the at least one retail location. A portal accessible over the network by associates of the retail location is provided. The portal displays the item and carton information and the estimated delivery date associated with the item and carton information. Information regarding deliveries is updated based upon information from the pool provider.


Patent
Computer Services | Date: 2013-11-13

Systems and methods for carton- and item-level tracking of deliveries to retail locations in a supply chain are described. A central shipment management system receives over a network, from one or more retail distribution centers associated with a plurality of retail locations, advanced shipping notice information describing one or more shipments of pluralities of cartons to a pool. The central computer system also receives, from the retailer or distribution center, product information including category and description information for items contained in a shipment to at least one retail location of the retailer. The received advance shipping notice information and the product information are processed. The processing applies one or more business logic rules to determine an estimated delivery date of the shipment to the at least one retail location. A portal accessible over the network by associates of the retail location is provided. The portal displays the item and carton information and the estimated delivery date associated with the item and carton information. Information regarding deliveries is updated based upon information from the pool provider.

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